23 Total Quotes

Gerald Brenan Quotes

Gerald Brenan
Middle age snuffs out more talent than even wars or sudden death does.
Gerald Brenan
#English Writer #Age And Aging

Gerald Brenan
The cliche is dead poetry.
Gerald Brenan
#English Writer #Cliche

Gerald Brenan
We are closer to the ants than to the butterflies. Very few people can endure much leisure.
Gerald Brenan
#English Writer #Leisure

Gerald Brenan
I am thirty-three - the age of the good Sans-culotte Jesus; an age fatal to revolutionists.
Gerald Brenan
#Age And Aging

Gerald Brenan
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.
Gerald Brenan
#Language

Gerald Brenan
What's wrong with being a boring kind of guy?
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#American President Quotes

Gerald Brenan
In a happy marriage it is the wife who provides the climate, the husband the landscape.
Gerald Brenan
#English Writer #Climate

Gerald Brenan
We confess our bad qualities to others out of fear of appearing naive or ridiculous by not being aware of them
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#Confession

Gerald Brenan
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.
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#English Writer

Gerald Brenan
You generally hear that what a man doesn't know doesn't hurt him, but in business what a man doesn't know does hurt.
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#Business

Gerald Brenan
Wisdom is keeping a sense of fallibility of all our views and opinions.
Gerald Brenan
#English Writer #Opinions

Gerald Brenan
Those who have some means think that the most important thing in the world is love. The poor know that it is money.
Gerald Brenan
#English Writer #Love

Gerald Brenan
The award of a pure gold medal for poetry would flatter the recipient unduly: no poem ever attains such carat purity.
Gerald Brenan
#Awards #Gold

Gerald Brenan
Everyone is a bore to someone. That is unimportant. The thing to avoid is being a bore to oneself.
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#English Writer

Gerald Brenan
We confess our bad qualities to others out of fear of appearing naive or ridiculous by not being aware of them.
Gerald Brenan
#English Writer

Gerald Brenan
Miller is not really a writer but a non-stop talker to whom someone has given a typewriter.
Gerald Brenan
#English Writer