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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. Wikipedia

Photo: Édouard Manet / Public domain

Citações George Moore

„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.

„The public will accept a masterpiece, but it will not accept an attempt to write a masterpiece.“

—  George Moore (novelist)

Vain Fortune http://www.gutenberg.org/files/11303/11303.txt, Chapter 1 (1891).

„Acting is therefore the lowest of the arts, if it is an art at all.“

—  George Moore (novelist)

Impressions and Opinions (1891): "Mummer-Worship".

„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)

„Terrible is the day when each sees his soul naked, stripped of all veil; that dear soul which he cannot change or discard, and which is so irreparably his.“

—  George Moore (novelist)

Fonte: Confessions of a Young Man http://www.gutenberg.org/files/12278/12278-h/12278-h.htm (1886), Ch. 1.

„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

„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

„Ugliness is trivial, the monstrous is terrible.“

—  George Moore (novelist)

Fonte: Confessions of a Young Man http://www.gutenberg.org/files/12278/12278-h/12278-h.htm (1886), Ch. 3.

„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.

„Faith goes out of the window when beauty comes in at the door.“

—  George Moore (novelist)

The Lake http://www.gutenberg.org/files/11304/11304-8.txt (1905) [Appleton, 2005, digitized edition], ch. IX (p. 169).

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