George Steiner Quotes


14 George Steiner quotes:



"The age of the book is almost gone."
"Language can only deal meaningfully with a special, restricted segment of reality. The rest, and it is presumably the much larger part, is silence."
"Men are accomplices to that which leaves them indifferent."
"Words that are saturated with lies or atrocity, do not easily resume life."
"The journalistic vision sharpens to the point of maximum impact every event, every individual and social configuration; but the honing is uniform."
"We know that a man can read Goethe or Rilke in the evening, that he can play Bach and Schubert, and go to his day's work at Auschwitz in the morning."
"The ordinary man casts a shadow in a way we do not quite understand. The man of genius casts light."
"There is something terribly wrong with a culture inebriated by noise and gregariousness."
"The most important tribute any human being can pay to a poem or a piece of prose he or she really loves is to learn it by heart. Not by brain, by heart; the expression is vital."
"Books - the best antidote against the marsh-gas of boredom and vacuity."
"More and more lower-middle-income families either live their lives in debt or leave the city altogether. The boom is strictly at the penthouse level."
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"Those last three minutes were brutal and broke my heart."
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"It is not the literal past that rules us, save, possibly, in a biological sense. It is images of the past. Each new historical era mirrors itself in the picture and active mythology of its past or of a past borrowed from other cultures. It tests its sense of identity, of regress or new achievement against that past."
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"[The] most important tribute any human being can pay to a poem or a piece of prose he or she really loves is to learn it by heart. Not by brain, by heart; the expression is vital."
Author: Steiner Quotes Category: Learning Quotes



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