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George Steiner Quotes By George Steiner: My father loved poetry and music. But deep My father loved poetry and music. But deep in himself he thought teaching the finest thing a person could do. — George Steiner
George Steiner Quotes By George Steiner: What worthwhile book after the Pentateuch has been What worthwhile book after the Pentateuch has been written by a committee? — George Steiner
George Steiner Quotes By George Steiner: The journalistic vision sharpens to the point of The journalistic vision sharpens to the point of maximum impact every event, every individual and social configuration; but the honing is uniform. — George Steiner
George Steiner Quotes By George Steiner: There is something terribly wrong with a culture There is something terribly wrong with a culture inebriated by noise and gregariousness. — George Steiner
George Steiner Quotes By George Steiner: Anything can be said and, in consequence, written Anything can be said and, in consequence, written about anything. — George Steiner
George Steiner Quotes By George Steiner: Literary criticism has about it neither rigour nor Literary criticism has about it neither rigour nor proof. Where it is honest, it is passionate, private experience seeking to persuade. — George Steiner
George Steiner Quotes By George Steiner: If there is a chronic infirmity by which If there is a chronic infirmity by which every teacher ought to be afflicted, it is, indeed, hope. — George Steiner
George Steiner Quotes By George Steiner: To starve a child of the spell of To starve a child of the spell of the story, of the canter of the poem, oral or written, is a kind of living burial. It is to immure him in emptiness. — George Steiner
George Steiner Quotes By George Steiner: I'm sorry, I'm absolutely convinced that there is I'm sorry, I'm absolutely convinced that there is at the moment no realistic prospect for very much hope in human affairs. — George Steiner
George Steiner Quotes By George Steiner: The ordinary man casts a shadow in a The ordinary man casts a shadow in a way we do not quite understand. The man of genius casts light. — George Steiner
George Steiner Quotes By George Steiner: The Socratic demonstration of the ultimate unity of The Socratic demonstration of the ultimate unity of tragic and comic drama is forever lost. But the proof is in the art of Chekhov. — George Steiner
George Steiner Quotes By George Steiner: I learned early on that 'rabbi' means teacher, I learned early on that 'rabbi' means teacher, not priest. — George Steiner
George Steiner Quotes By George Steiner: The immense majority of human biographies are a The immense majority of human biographies are a gray transit between domestic spasm and oblivion. — George Steiner
George Steiner Quotes By George Steiner: More and more lower-middle-income families either live their More and more lower-middle-income families either live their lives in debt or leave the city altogether. The boom is strictly at the penthouse level. — George Steiner
George Steiner Quotes By George Steiner: I have students who are now in chairs I have students who are now in chairs in five continents. They invite me to their inaugurals. A tremendous reward. — George Steiner
George Steiner Quotes By George Steiner: Words that are saturated with lies or atrocity, Words that are saturated with lies or atrocity, do not easily resume life. — George Steiner
George Steiner Quotes By George Steiner: Increasingly unable to create for itself a relevant Increasingly unable to create for itself a relevant body of myth, the modern imagination will ransack the treasure house of the classic. — George Steiner
George Steiner Quotes By George Steiner: We know that a man can read Goethe We know that a man can read Goethe or Rilke in the evening, that he can play Bach and Schubert, and go to his day's work at Auschwitz in the morning. — George Steiner
George Steiner Quotes By George Steiner: The symmetries of immanence are cruel. The symmetries of immanence are cruel. — George Steiner
George Steiner Quotes By George Steiner: Nothing in a language is less translatable than Nothing in a language is less translatable than its modes of understatement. — George Steiner
George Steiner Quotes By George Steiner: Every language is a world. Without translation, we Every language is a world. Without translation, we would inhabit parishes bordering on silence. — George Steiner
George Steiner Quotes By George Steiner: When a language dies, a possible world dies When a language dies, a possible world dies with it. — George Steiner
George Steiner Quotes By George Steiner: To understand is to decipher. To hear significance To understand is to decipher. To hear significance is to translate. — George Steiner
George Steiner Quotes By George Steiner: Life proceeds amid an incessant network of signals. Life proceeds amid an incessant network of signals. — George Steiner
George Steiner Quotes By George Steiner: When the modern scholar cites from a classic When the modern scholar cites from a classic text, the quotation seems to burn a hole in his own drab page. — George Steiner
George Steiner Quotes By George Steiner: To ask larger questions is to risk getting To ask larger questions is to risk getting things wrong. Not to ask them at all is to constrain the life of understanding — George Steiner
George Steiner Quotes By George Steiner: Language can only deal meaningfully with a special, Language can only deal meaningfully with a special, restricted segment of reality. The rest, and it is presumably the much larger part, is silence. — George Steiner