James Agee Quotes


10 James Agee quotes:



"It is a peculiar part of the good photographer's adventure to know where luck is most likely to lie in the stream, to hook it, and to bring it in without unfair play and without too much subduing it."
"Understanding, and action proceeding from understanding and guided by it, is one weapon against the world's bombardment, the one medicine, the one instrument by which liberty, health, and joy may be shaped . . . in the individual, and in the race."
Author: Agee Quotes Category: Action Quotes
"As a whole part of "psychological education" it needs to be remembered that a neurosis can be valuable; also that "adjustment" to a sick and insane environment is of itself not "health" but sickness and insanity."
Author: Agee Quotes Category: Education Quotes
"This continent, an open palm spread frank before the sky."
Author: Agee Quotes Category: American Novelist Quotes Continent Quotes
"Several tons of dynamite are set off in this picture - none of it under the right people."
"We are talking now of summer evenings in Knoxville, Tennessee, in the time that I lived there so successfully disguised to myself as a child."
"God doesn't believe in the easy way."
"The mere attempt to examine my own confusion would consume volumes."
Author: Agee Quotes Category: American Novelist Quotes Confusion Quotes
"You must be in tune with the times and prepared to break with tradition."
"He used this great, sad, motionless face to suggest various related things: a one-track mind near the track's end of pure insanity; mulish imperturbability under the wildest of circumstances; how dead a human being can get and still be alive . . ."
Author: Agee Quotes Category: Mind Quotes



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