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Christopher Isherwood quotes: I put my genius into my life, not into my art. I put my genius into my life, not into my art.
Christopher Isherwood quotes: The sea only drowns its lovers. The sea only drowns its lovers.
Christopher Isherwood quotes: The past is just something that's over. The past is just something that's over.
Christopher Isherwood quotes: Like a long train which stops at every dingy little station, the winter dragged slowly past. Like a long train which stops at every dingy little station, the winter dragged slowly past.
Christopher Isherwood quotes: By helping yourself, you are helping humankind. By helping humankind, you are helping yourself. That's the law of all spiritual progress. By helping yourself, you are helping humankind. By helping humankind, you are helping yourself. That's the law of all spiritual progress.
Christopher Isherwood quotes: She acted as a kind of rough and ready chemical reagent; in certain combinations she produced certain known results. She acted as a kind of rough and ready chemical reagent; in certain combinations she produced certain known results.
Christopher Isherwood quotes: If it's going to be a world with no time for sentiment, it's not a world that I want to live in. If it's going to be a world with no time for sentiment, it's not a world that I want to live in.
Christopher Isherwood quotes: Experience isn't any use. And yet, in quite another way, it might be. If only we weren't all such miserable fools and prudes and cowards. Experience isn't any use. And yet, in quite another way, it might be. If only we weren't all such miserable fools and prudes and cowards.
Christopher Isherwood quotes: I always look upon the capacity to save money as little short of miraculous. I always look upon the capacity to save money as little short of miraculous.
Christopher Isherwood quotes: I am a camera, with its shutter open. Someday, all of this will be developed, printed, fixed. I am a camera, with its shutter open. Someday, all of this will be developed, printed, fixed.
Christopher Isherwood quotes: George feels flattered and excited ... He can't resist slipping into the role Kenny so temptingly offers him. George feels flattered and excited ... He can't resist slipping into the role Kenny so temptingly offers him.
Christopher Isherwood quotes: Beneath outer consciousness, two other beings, anonymous, impersonal, without labels, had met and recognized each other and clasped hands. Beneath outer consciousness, two other beings, anonymous, impersonal, without labels, had met and recognized each other and clasped hands.
Christopher Isherwood quotes: The paternalist is a sentimentalist at heart, and the sentimentalist is always potentially cruel. The paternalist is a sentimentalist at heart, and the sentimentalist is always potentially cruel.
Christopher Isherwood quotes: After many a summer dies the swan. After many a summer dies the swan.
Christopher Isherwood quotes: That is what War is, I thought: two ships pass each other, and nobody waves his hand. That is what War is, I thought: two ships pass each other, and nobody waves his hand.
Christopher Isherwood quotes: I'll bet Shakespeare compromised himself a lot; anybody who's in the entertainment industry does to some extent. I'll bet Shakespeare compromised himself a lot; anybody who's in the entertainment industry does to some extent.
Christopher Isherwood quotes: Even when they are geniuses in spite of it, their masterpieces are invariably warped. Even when they are geniuses in spite of it, their masterpieces are invariably warped.
Christopher Isherwood quotes: All right, we've heard your liberty speech. Does that include us or doesn't it? All right, we've heard your liberty speech. Does that include us or doesn't it?
Christopher Isherwood quotes: If you really have talent, you know, you'll go on writing - whatever people say to you. If you really have talent, you know, you'll go on writing - whatever people say to you.
Christopher Isherwood quotes: A book can't read itself to you. It doesn't even know what it's about. A book can't read itself to you. It doesn't even know what it's about.
Christopher Isherwood quotes: California is a tragic country - like Palestine, like every Promised Land. California is a tragic country - like Palestine, like every Promised Land.
Christopher Isherwood quotes: In order to get the worst possible first impression of Los Angeles one should arrive there by bus, preferably in summer and on a Saturday night. In order to get the worst possible first impression of Los Angeles one should arrive there by bus, preferably in summer and on a Saturday night.
Christopher Isherwood quotes: No one ever hates without a cause.... No one ever hates without a cause....
Christopher Isherwood quotes: It's possible to commit art and entertainment in the same moment. It's possible to commit art and entertainment in the same moment.
Christopher Isherwood quotes: Only those who are capable of silliness can be called truly intelligent. Only those who are capable of silliness can be called truly intelligent.
Christopher Isherwood quotes: I was very pink and young and English; and quite prepared for a Continent complete with poisonous drains, roast frogs, bedbugs and vice. I was very pink and young and English; and quite prepared for a Continent complete with poisonous drains, roast frogs, bedbugs and vice.
Christopher Isherwood quotes: All the poetry in the world is in that face. All the poetry in the world is in that face.
Christopher Isherwood quotes: John Gielgud told us this story about Mae West. She was asked, 'Do you ever smoke after you've had sex?' She answered, 'I never looked. John Gielgud told us this story about Mae West. She was asked, 'Do you ever smoke after you've had sex?' She answered, 'I never looked.
Christopher Isherwood quotes: The gramophone keeps reiterating a statement about life with which I do not agree. The gramophone keeps reiterating a statement about life with which I do not agree.
Christopher Isherwood quotes: George smiles to himself, with entire self-satisfaction. Yes, I am crazy, he thinks. That is my secret; my strength. George smiles to himself, with entire self-satisfaction. Yes, I am crazy, he thinks. That is my secret; my strength.
Christopher Isherwood quotes: It's gone!" he repeats, almost ecstatically."That's because you let it go," Jacob tells him. It's gone!" he repeats, almost ecstatically.
"That's because you let it go," Jacob tells him.
Christopher Isherwood quotes: She is sighing deeply now with sympathy and delight - the delight of an addict when someone else admits he's hooked, too. She is sighing deeply now with sympathy and delight - the delight of an addict when someone else admits he's hooked, too.
Christopher Isherwood quotes: The Quito telephone service is about as reliable as roulette. The Quito telephone service is about as reliable as roulette.
Christopher Isherwood quotes: I have had an unpleasant feeling, such as one has in a dream, that I myself do not exist. I have had an unpleasant feeling, such as one has in a dream, that I myself do not exist.
Christopher Isherwood quotes: We live in stirring times- tea-stirring times. We live in stirring times- tea-stirring times.
Christopher Isherwood quotes: One should never write down or up to people, but out of yourself. One should never write down or up to people, but out of yourself.
Christopher Isherwood quotes: Every writer has certain subjects that they write about again and again, and ... most people's books are just variations on certain themes. Every writer has certain subjects that they write about again and again, and ... most people's books are just variations on certain themes.