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T.H. White quotes: Hic jacet Arthurus Rex quandam Rexque futurus - the once and future king. Hic jacet Arthurus Rex quandam Rexque futurus - the once and future king.
T.H. White quotes: The poor fellow had never been cut out to be a villain. The poor fellow had never been cut out to be a villain.
T.H. White quotes: So little time to pass? said Merlyn, and a big tear ran down to the end of his nose. So little time to pass? said Merlyn, and a big tear ran down to the end of his nose.
T.H. White quotes: It is only the people who are lacking, or bad, or inferior, who have to be good at things. It is only the people who are lacking, or bad, or inferior, who have to be good at things.
T.H. White quotes: True warfare is rarer in Nature than cannibalism. True warfare is rarer in Nature than cannibalism.
T.H. White quotes: It is so fatally easy to make young children believe that they are horrible. It is so fatally easy to make young children believe that they are horrible.
T.H. White quotes: It is difficult to write about a real person. It is difficult to write about a real person.
T.H. White quotes: The fisherman fishes as the urchin eats cream buns, from lust. The fisherman fishes as the urchin eats cream buns, from lust.
T.H. White quotes: Nobody can be saved from anything, unless they save themselves. Nobody can be saved from anything, unless they save themselves.
T.H. White quotes: The miracle was that he had been allowed to do a miracle. And ever, says Mallory, Sir Lancelot wept, as he had been a child that had been beaten. The miracle was that he had been allowed to do a miracle. And ever, says Mallory, Sir Lancelot wept, as he had been a child that had been beaten.
T.H. White quotes: Nobody can be too careful about their habits of speech. Nobody can be too careful about their habits of speech.
T.H. White quotes: He may even have felt that God needed him more than Guenever did. He may even have felt that God needed him more than Guenever did.
T.H. White quotes: I think I ought to have some eddication,"said the Wart, "I can't think of anything to do. I think I ought to have some eddication,"said the Wart, "I can't think of anything to do.
T.H. White quotes: made of stone. It had no windows and only one door, through which you had to crawl. made of stone. It had no windows and only one door, through which you had to crawl.
T.H. White quotes: He felt in his heart cruelty and cowardice, the things which made him brave and kind. He felt in his heart cruelty and cowardice, the things which made him brave and kind.
T.H. White quotes: The increasingly cynical court thought Arthur, hypocritical, as all decent men must be if you assume decency cannot exist. The increasingly cynical court thought Arthur, hypocritical, as all decent men must be if you assume decency cannot exist.
T.H. White quotes: Wars are never fought for one reason," he said. "They are fought for dozens of reasons, in a muddle. Wars are never fought for one reason," he said. "They are fought for dozens of reasons, in a muddle.
T.H. White quotes: If there is one thing I can't stand, it is stupidity. I always say that stupidity is the Sin against the Holy Ghost. If there is one thing I can't stand, it is stupidity. I always say that stupidity is the Sin against the Holy Ghost.
T.H. White quotes: Merlyn always said that sportsmanship was the curse of the world, and so it is. Merlyn always said that sportsmanship was the curse of the world, and so it is.
T.H. White quotes: It was called a tribute before a battle and a ransom afterwards. It was called a tribute before a battle and a ransom afterwards.
T.H. White quotes: The race will find that capitalists and communists modify themselves so much during the ages that they end by being indistinguishable as democrats ... The race will find that capitalists and communists modify themselves so much during the ages that they end by being indistinguishable as democrats ...
T.H. White quotes: Who doth ambition shun And loves to lie in the sun, Seeking the food he eats And pleased with what he gets, Who doth ambition shun And loves to lie in the sun, Seeking the food he eats And pleased with what he gets,
T.H. White quotes: It seems, in tragedy, that innocence is not enough. It seems, in tragedy, that innocence is not enough.
T.H. White quotes: a king can only work with his best tools. a king can only work with his best tools.
T.H. White quotes: He had conquered murder only to be faced with war. There were no laws for that. He had conquered murder only to be faced with war. There were no laws for that.
T.H. White quotes: But they woke him with words, their cruel bright weapons. But they woke him with words, their cruel bright weapons.
T.H. White quotes: He was neither clever nor sensitive, but he was loyalstubbornly sometimes, and even annoyingly and stupidly so in later life. He was neither clever nor sensitive, but he was loyal
stubbornly sometimes, and even annoyingly and stupidly so in later life.
T.H. White quotes: The destiny of man is an individualistic destiny. The destiny of man is an individualistic destiny.
T.H. White quotes: The bravest people are the ones who don't mind looking like cowards. The bravest people are the ones who don't mind looking like cowards.
T.H. White quotes: War is like a fire, Agnes. One man may start it, but it will spread all over. It is not about any one thing in particular. War is like a fire, Agnes. One man may start it, but it will spread all over. It is not about any one thing in particular.
T.H. White quotes: Education is experience, and the essence of experience is self-reliance. Education is experience, and the essence of experience is self-reliance.
T.H. White quotes: Those who lived by the sword were forced to die by it. Those who lived by the sword were forced to die by it.
T.H. White quotes: Ought to be havin' a first-rate eddication, at their age. When I was their age I was doin' all this Latin and stuff Ought to be havin' a first-rate eddication, at their age. When I was their age I was doin' all this Latin and stuff
T.H. White quotes: The best thing for being sad ... is to learn something. The best thing for being sad ... is to learn something.
T.H. White quotes: I would recommend a solo flight to all prospective suicides. It tends to make clear the issue of whether one enjoys being alive or not. I would recommend a solo flight to all prospective suicides. It tends to make clear the issue of whether one enjoys being alive or not.
T.H. White quotes: Wherever they went and wherever they slept, the east wind whistled in the reeds, and the geese went over high in the starlight, honking at the stars. Wherever they went and wherever they slept, the east wind whistled in the reeds, and the geese went over high in the starlight, honking at the stars.
T.H. White quotes: If it takes a million years for a fish to become a reptile, has Man, in our few hundred, altered out of recognition? If it takes a million years for a fish to become a reptile, has Man, in our few hundred, altered out of recognition?
T.H. White quotes: He fancied himself on his humanity towards animals, as so many people do who are inhuman to their fellow men ... He fancied himself on his humanity towards animals, as so many people do who are inhuman to their fellow men ...
T.H. White quotes: I can see that you spoke in ignorance, and I bitterly regret that I should have been so petty as to take offence where none was intended. I can see that you spoke in ignorance, and I bitterly regret that I should have been so petty as to take offence where none was intended.
T.H. White quotes: And do you know another thing, Arthur? Life is too bitter already, without territories and wars and noble feuds. And do you know another thing, Arthur? Life is too bitter already, without territories and wars and noble feuds.
T.H. White quotes: The Victorians had not been anxious to go away for the weekend. The Edwardians, on the contrary, were nomadic. The Victorians had not been anxious to go away for the weekend. The Edwardians, on the contrary, were nomadic.
T.H. White quotes: We have had a good time while we were young, but it is in the nature of Time to fly. We have had a good time while we were young, but it is in the nature of Time to fly.
T.H. White quotes: We cannot build the future by avenging the past. We cannot build the future by avenging the past.
T.H. White quotes: The word "feral" has a kind of magic potency which allied itself to two other words, "ferocious" and "free." To revert to a feral state! The word "feral" has a kind of magic potency which allied itself to two other words, "ferocious" and "free." To revert to a feral state!
T.H. White quotes: The snow-haired Uncle Dap, so old as to be absolutely fabulous, was trying to jump over his walking-stick. The snow-haired Uncle Dap, so old as to be absolutely fabulous, was trying to jump over his walking-stick.
T.H. White quotes: Even his conversation was, as it were, a spoken part. Even his conversation was, as it were, a spoken part.
T.H. White quotes: Thy sorrow will come from thine own mouth. Thy sorrow will come from thine own mouth.
T.H. White quotes: God is love, the parson whined. Yes, and is he also blind? God is love, the parson whined.
Yes, and is he also blind?
T.H. White quotes: Gawaine and Gareth took turns with the fat ass, one of them whacking it while the other rode bareback. Gawaine and Gareth took turns with the fat ass, one of them whacking it while the other rode bareback.
T.H. White quotes: Queen Morgause," said Gwenever thoughtfully, "must have been a strange person. Queen Morgause," said Gwenever thoughtfully, "must have been a strange person.
T.H. White quotes: Grown-ups have developed an unpleasant habit of comforting themselves for their degradation by pretending that children are childish. Grown-ups have developed an unpleasant habit of comforting themselves for their degradation by pretending that children are childish.
T.H. White quotes: In going to sleep he had learned to vanquish light, and now the light could not rewake him. In going to sleep he had learned to vanquish light, and now the light could not rewake him.
T.H. White quotes: When shall I be dead and rid Of all the wrong my father did? How long, how long 'till spade and hearse Put to sleep my mother's curse? When shall I be dead and rid Of all the wrong my father did? How long, how long 'till spade and hearse Put to sleep my mother's curse?
T.H. White quotes: He began to see why Merlyn had always clowned on purpose. It had been a means of helping people to learn in a happy way. He began to see why Merlyn had always clowned on purpose. It had been a means of helping people to learn in a happy way.
T.H. White quotes: The most difficult thing in the world is to know how to do a thing and to watch someone else do it wrong without comment. The most difficult thing in the world is to know how to do a thing and to watch someone else do it wrong without comment.
T.H. White quotes: People are dupes, and wicked too. That is what makes it interesting to get them better. People are dupes, and wicked too. That is what makes it interesting to get them better.
T.H. White quotes: Were they, for some purpose almost too cunning for belief, only disguised as themselves? Were they, for some purpose almost too cunning for belief, only disguised as themselves?
T.H. White quotes: You run a grave risk, my boy," said the magician, "of being turned into a piece of bread, and toasted. You run a grave risk, my boy," said the magician, "of being turned into a piece of bread, and toasted.
T.H. White quotes: After several minutes [Wart] said, "Is one allowed to speak as a human being, or does the thing about being seen and not heard have to apply? After several minutes [Wart] said, "Is one allowed to speak as a human being, or does the thing about being seen and not heard have to apply?
T.H. White quotes: Unfortunately we have tried to establish Right by Might, and you just can't do that Unfortunately we have tried to establish Right by Might, and you just can't do that
T.H. White quotes: I don't think you can very well give people as presents: they might not like it. I don't think you can very well give people as presents: they might not like it.
T.H. White quotes: Who said that?" asked Sir Grummore."But the sword said it, like I tell you.""Talkative weapon," remarked Sir Grummore skeptically. Who said that?" asked Sir Grummore.
"But the sword said it, like I tell you."
"Talkative weapon," remarked Sir Grummore skeptically.
T.H. White quotes: It is the bad people who need to have principles to restrain them. It is the bad people who need to have principles to restrain them.
T.H. White quotes: Might does not make right! Right makes right! Might does not make right! Right makes right!
T.H. White quotes: Cavall came simply and gave his heart and soul. Cavall came simply and gave his heart and soul.
T.H. White quotes: It was at the outskirts of the world that the Old Things accumulated, like driftwood round the edges of the sea. ("The Troll") It was at the outskirts of the world that the Old Things accumulated, like driftwood round the edges of the sea. ("The Troll")
T.H. White quotes: In war, our elders may give the orders ... but it is the young who have to fight. In war, our elders may give the orders ... but it is the young who have to fight.