Robert Fitzgerald Quotes


28 Robert Fitzgerald quotes:



"Of course anything can happen, and as we know there are a great many examples of the other way of doing it, but I myself don't think I would enjoy it."
"Well, with the French language, which I understood and spoke, however imperfectly, and read in great quantities, at certain times, the matter I suppose was slightly different from either Latin or Greek."
"Yes, and there were changes of light on landscapes and changes of direction of the wind and the force of the wind and weather. That whole scene is too important in Homer to neglect."
"Yes, living voices in a living language, so it seemed to us."
"After leaving college and while working on a newspaper and then on a magazine in New York, I wanted not to lose what Greek I had acquired."
"All this was really a great advantage in making the language come nearer, at least to being a living one for me, than it might otherwise have been."
"I would then go on to say that Homer, as we now know, was working in what they call an oral tradition."
"The invention of Bob Dylan with his guitar belongs in its way to the same kind of tradition of something meant to be heard, as the songs of Homer."



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