Gerald Brenan

1894 -

A Quote by Gerald Brenan on wisdom

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Wisdom is keeping a sense of fallibility of all our views and opinions.

Gerald Brenan (1894 -)

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A Quote by Gerald Brenan on people and poets

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 (1894 -)

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A Quote by Gerald Brenan on boredom

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Everyone is a bore to someone. That is unimportant. The things to avoid is being a bore to oneself.

Gerald Brenan (1894 -)

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A Quote by Gerald Brenan on time

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Everyone alters and is altered by everyone else. We are all the time taking in portions of one another or else reacting against them, and by these involuntary acquisitions and repulsions modifying ourselves.

Gerald Brenan (1894 -)

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A Quote by Gerald Brenan on leisure and people

We are closer to the ants than to butterflies. Very few people can endure much leisure.

Gerald Brenan (1894 -)

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A Quote by Gerald Brenan on belief, ideas, and people

Intellectuals are people who believe that ideas are of more importance than values. That is to say, their own ideas and other people's values.

Gerald Brenan (1894 -)

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A Quote by Gerald Brenan on age

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Old age takes away from us what we have inherited and gives us what we have earned.

Gerald Brenan (1894 -)

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A Quote by Gerald Brenan on belief, jealousy, and 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 (1894 -)

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A Quote by Gerald Brenan on age, death, and talent

Middle age snuffs out more talent than even wars or sudden death does.

Gerald Brenan (1894 -)

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A Quote by Gerald Brenan on love, money, and world

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 (1894 -)

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