Gerald Brenan Quotes

Top 27 wise famous quotes and sayings by Gerald Brenan

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Gerald Brenan Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Gerald Brenan quotes: It is by sitting down to write every morning that he becomes a writer. Those who do not do this remain amateurs. It is by sitting down to write every morning that he becomes a writer. Those who do not do this remain amateurs.
Gerald Brenan quotes: Do not believe those persons who say they have never been jealous. What they mean is that they have never been in love. Do not believe those persons who say they have never been jealous. What they mean is that they have never been in love.
Gerald Brenan quotes: Poets and painters are outside the class system, or rather they constitute a special class of their own, like the circus people and the Gypsies. Poets and painters are outside the class system, or rather they constitute a special class of their own, like the circus people and the Gypsies.
Gerald Brenan quotes: Those who have some means think that the most important thing in the world is love. The poor know that it is money. 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 quotes: When I write a page that reads badly I know that it is myself who has written it. When it reads well it has come through from somewhere else. When I write a page that reads badly I know that it is myself who has written it. When it reads well it has come through from somewhere else.
Gerald Brenan quotes: A bad memory is the mother of invention. A bad memory is the mother of invention.
Gerald Brenan quotes: One of the marks of a great poet is that he creates his own family of words and teaches them to live together in harmony and to help one another. One of the marks of a great poet is that he creates his own family of words and teaches them to live together in harmony and to help one another.
Gerald Brenan quotes: A healthy old fellow, who is not a fool, is the happiest creature living. A healthy old fellow, who is not a fool, is the happiest creature living.
Gerald Brenan quotes: Every writer and artist wonders what in the world people of other professions can find to live for. Every writer and artist wonders what in the world people of other professions can find to live for.
Gerald Brenan quotes: Words are as recalcitrant as circus animals, and the unskilled trainer can crack his whip at them in vain. Words are as recalcitrant as circus animals, and the unskilled trainer can crack his whip at them in vain.
Gerald Brenan quotes: We should all live as if we were never going to die, for it is the deaths of our friends that hurt us, not our own. We should all live as if we were never going to die, for it is the deaths of our friends that hurt us, not our own.
Gerald Brenan quotes: We are closer to the ants than to the butterflies. Very few people can endure much leisure. We are closer to the ants than to the butterflies. Very few people can endure much leisure.
Gerald Brenan quotes: Old age takes away from us what we have inherited and gives us what we have earned. Old age takes away from us what we have inherited and gives us what we have earned.
Gerald Brenan quotes: The cliche is dead poetry. The cliche is dead poetry.
Gerald Brenan quotes: The only test of work of literature is that it shall please other ages than its own. The only test of work of literature is that it shall please other ages than its own.
Gerald Brenan quotes: As Coleridge said, "We receive but what we give." The happy life is a life of continual generosity in which we go out to meet and acclaim the world. As Coleridge said, "We receive but what we give." The happy life is a life of continual generosity in which we go out to meet and acclaim the world.
Gerald Brenan quotes: Marriage is an arrangement by which two people start by getting the best out of each other and often end by getting the worst. Marriage is an arrangement by which two people start by getting the best out of each other and often end by getting the worst.
Gerald Brenan quotes: Everyone is a bore to someone. That is unimportant. The thing to avoid is being a bore to oneself. Everyone is a bore to someone. That is unimportant. The thing to avoid is being a bore to oneself.
Gerald Brenan quotes: If you wish to be brothers, let the arms fall from your hands. One cannot love while holding offensive arms. If you wish to be brothers, let the arms fall from your hands. One cannot love while holding offensive arms.
Gerald Brenan quotes: 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. 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.
Gerald Brenan quotes: We confess our bad qualities to others out of fear of appearing naive or ridiculous by not being aware of them. We confess our bad qualities to others out of fear of appearing naive or ridiculous by not being aware of them.