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All Quotes by author - Gerald Brenan
" A healthy old fellow, who is not a fool, is the happiest creature living. "
" As I get older I seem to believe less and less and yet to believe what I do believe more and more. "
" Everyone is a bore to someone. That is unimportant. The thing to avoid is being a bore to oneself. "
" If you wish to be brothers, let the arms fall from your hands. One cannot love while holding offensive arms. "
" In a happy marriage it is the wife who provides the climate, the husband the landscape. "
" 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. "
" Middle age snuffs out more talent than even wars or sudden death does. "
" Miller is not really a writer but a non-stop talker to whom someone has given a typewriter. "
" The cliche is dead poetry. "
" Those who have some means think that the most important thing in the world is love. The poor know that it is money. "
" We are closer to the ants than to the butterflies. Very few people can endure much leisure. "
" We confess our bad qualities to others out of fear of appearing naive or ridiculous by not being aware of them. "
" Wisdom is keeping a sense of fallibility of all our views and opinions. "
" 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. "
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