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George Moore

Data de nascimento: 24. Fevereiro 1852
Data de falecimento: 21. Janeiro 1933
Outros nomes: Georgie Moore

George Augustus Moore foi um romancista, contista, poeta, crítico de arte, memorialista e dramaturgo irlandês. Moore veio de uma família católica romana, dona de terras, que vivia em Moore Hall, em Carra, Condado de Mayo. Originalmente, Moore queria ser um pintor, e estudou arte em Paris durante a década de 1870. Lá, tornou-se amigo de muitos dos principais artistas franceses da época.Como autor naturalista, ele foi um dos primeiros escritores de língua inglesa a absorver as técnicas do realismo francês, tendo sido influenciado particularmente pelas obras de Émile Zola. De acordo com o crítico literário e biógrafo Richard Ellmann, seus trabalhos influenciaram James Joyce e, embora a obra de Moore seja por vezes vista como secundária em relação às literaturas irlandesa e britânica, ele é frequentemente citado como o primeiro grande romancista moderno irlandês.

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„I will admit that an artist may be great and limited; by one word he may light up an abyss of soul; but there must be this one magical and unique word.“

—  George Moore (novelist)

Fonte: Confessions of a Young Man http://www.gutenberg.org/files/12278/12278-h/12278-h.htm (1886), Ch. 12.
Contexto: I will admit that an artist may be great and limited; by one word he may light up an abyss of soul; but there must be this one magical and unique word. Shakespeare gives us the word, Balzac, sometimes, after pages of vain striving, gives us the word, Tourgueneff gives it with miraculous certainty; but Henry James, no; a hundred times he flutters about it; his whole book is one long flutter near to the one magical and unique word, but the word is not spoken; and for want of the word his characters are never resolved out of the haze of nebulae. You are on a bowing acquaintance with them; they pass you in the street, they stop and speak to you, you know how they are dressed, you watch the colour of their eyes.

„It does not matter how badly you paint so long as you don't paint badly like other people.“

—  George Moore (novelist)

Fonte: Confessions of a Young Man http://www.gutenberg.org/files/12278/12278-h/12278-h.htm (1886), Ch. 6.

„Self is man's main business; all outside of self is uncertain, all comes from self, all returns to self.“

—  George Moore (novelist)

Fonte: Memoirs of My Dead Life http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/etext05/8mmdl10.txt (1906), Ch. 12: Sunday Evening in London

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„We humans are more complicated than animals, and we love through the imagination.“

—  George Moore (novelist)

Fonte: Memoirs of My Dead Life http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/etext05/8mmdl10.txt (1906), Ch. 6: Spent Loves.

„Humanity is a pigsty, where lions, hypocrites, and the obscene in spirit congregate.“

—  George Moore (novelist)

Fonte: Confessions of a Young Man http://www.gutenberg.org/files/12278/12278-h/12278-h.htm (1886), Ch. 16.

„All reformers are bachelors.“

—  George Moore (novelist)

Act I http://books.google.com/books?id=HWs-AAAAYAAJ&q=%22All+reformers+are+bachelors%22&pg=PA14#v=onepage
The Bending of the Bough (1900)

„One must be in London to see the spring.“

—  George Moore (novelist)

Fonte: Memoirs of My Dead Life http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/etext05/8mmdl10.txt (1906), Ch. 1: Spring in London

„The lot of critics is to be remembered by what they failed to understand.“

—  George Moore (novelist)

Impressions and Opinions (1891): "Balzac" http://books.google.com/books?id=QCQ7AAAAYAAJ&q=%22The+lot+of+critics+is+to+be+remembered+by+what+they+failed+to+understand%22&pg=PA2#v=onepage.

„The hours I spend with you I look upon as sort of a perfumed garden, a dim twilight, and a fountain singing to it… you and you alone make me feel that I am alive… Other men it is said have seen angels, but I have seen thee and thou art enough.“

—  George Moore (novelist)

Letter to Lady Emerald Cunard, quoted in The Everything Wedding Vows Book : Anything and Everything You Could Possibly Say at the Altar, and then Some. (2001) by Janet Anastasio and Michelle Bevilacqua, p. 97.

„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“

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