15 Total Quotes

Renata Adler Quotes

In the strange heat all litigation brings to bear on things, the very process of litigation fosters the most profound misunderstandings in the world.
Renata Adler
#Italian Journalist

The writer has a grudge against society, which he documents with accounts of unsatisfying sex, unrealized ambition, unmitigated loneliness, and a sense of local and global distress. The square, overpopulation, the bourgeois, the bomb and the cocktail party are variously identified as sources of the grudge. There follows a little obscenity here, a dash of philosophy there, considerable whining overall, and a modern satirical novel is born.
Renata Adler
#Ambition #Writers And Writing

No one ever confides a secret to one person only. No one destroys all copies of a document.
Renata Adler
#Italian Journalist

Nothing defines the quality of life in a community more clearly than people who regard themselves, or whom the consensus chooses to regard, as mentally unwell.
Renata Adler
#Italian Journalist #Community

Bored people, unless they sleep a lot, are cruel.
Renata Adler
#People #Italian Journalist

Fear . . . is forward. No one is afraid of yesterday.
Renata Adler
#Fear

People have been modeling their lives after films for years, but the medium is somehow unsuited to moral lessons, cautionary tales or polemics of any kind.
Renata Adler
#People

Idle people are often bored and bored people, unless they sleep a lot, are cruel. It is not accident that boredom and cruelty are great preoccupations in our time.
Renata Adler
#People #Italian Journalist

It is always self-defeating to pretend to a generation younger than your own; it simply erases your own experience in history
Renata Adler
#Experience

Fear... is forward. No one is afraid of yesterday.
Renata Adler
#Italian Journalist

It is always self-defeating to pretend to a generation younger than your own; it simply erases your own experience in history.
Renata Adler
#Italian Journalist