Gerald Brenan Quotes

Top 27 wise famous quotes and sayings by Gerald Brenan

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Gerald Brenan quotes: Middle age snuffs out more talent than even wars or sudden death does. Middle age snuffs out more talent than even wars or sudden death does.
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.
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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: The cliche is dead poetry. The cliche is dead poetry.
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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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.