"Christian Johann Heinrich Heine" was a German literature/German poet, journalist, essayist, and Literary criticism/literary critic. He is best known outside Germany for his early lyric poetry, which was set to music in the form of Lieder (art songs) by composers such as Robert Schumann and Franz Schubert. Heine's later verse and prose are distinguished by their satirical wit and irony. His radical political views led to many of his works being banned by German authorities. Heine spent the last 25 years of his life as an expatriate in Paris.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous poets! More Heinrich Heine on Wikipedia.