Gerald Brenan Quotes


13 Gerald Brenan quotes:



"I am thirty-three - the age of the good Sans-culotte Jesus; an age fatal to revolutionists."
"What's wrong with being a boring kind of guy?"
"We are closer to the ants than to the butterflies. Very few people can endure much leisure."
"Intellectuals are people who believe that ideas are of more importance than values. That is to say, their own ideas and other people's values."
"Wisdom is keeping a sense of fallibility of all our views and opinions."
"Those who have some means think that the most important thing in the world is love. The poor know that it is money."
"Everyone is a bore to someone. That is unimportant. The thing to avoid is being a bore to oneself."
"We confess our bad qualities to others out of fear of appearing naive or ridiculous by not being aware of them."
"Miller is not really a writer but a non-stop talker to whom someone has given a typewriter."
"The award of a pure gold medal for poetry would flatter the recipient unduly: no poem ever attains such carat purity."
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"The cliche is dead poetry."
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"In a happy marriage it is the wife who provides the climate, the husband the landscape."
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"The cliche is dead poetry. English, being the language of an imaginative race, abounds in cliches, so that English literature is always in danger of being poisoned by its own secretions."
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