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Hector Hugh Munro

Data de nascimento: 18. Dezembro 1870
Data de falecimento: 13. Novembro 1916

Hector Hugh Munro mais conhecido por seu pseudônimo Saki foi um escritor britânico, cujos contos satíricos e macabros expunham a natureza da sociedade inglesa na primeira década do século XX. Wikipedia

Citações Hector Hugh Munro

„To be among people who are smothered in furs when one hasn't any oneself makes one want to break most of the Commandments.“

—  Saki, livro Beasts and Super-Beasts

"Fur"
Beasts and Super-Beasts (1914)

„The cat of the slums and alleys, starved, outcast, harried, still keeps amid the prowlings of its adversity the bold, free, panther-tread with which it paced of yore the temple courts of Thebes, still displays the self-reliant watchfulness which man has never taught it to lay aside.“

—  Saki

"The Achievement of the Cat"
The Square Egg (1924)
Contexto: The animal which the Egyptians worshipped as divine, which the Romans venerated as a symbol of liberty, which Europeans in the ignorant Middle Ages anathematised as an agent of demonology, has displayed to all ages two closely blended characteristics — courage and self-respect. No matter how unfavourable the circumstances, both qualities are always to the fore. Confront a child, a puppy, and a kitten with a sudden danger; the child will turn instinctively for assistance, the puppy will grovel in abject submission to the impending visitation, the kitten will brace its tiny body for a frantic resistance. And disassociate the luxury-loving cat from the atmosphere of social comfort in which it usually contrives to move, and observe it critically under the adverse conditions of civilisation — that civilisation which can impel a man to the degradation of clothing himself in tawdry ribald garments and capering mountebank dances in the streets for the earning of the few coins that keep him on the respectable, or non-criminal, side of society. The cat of the slums and alleys, starved, outcast, harried, still keeps amid the prowlings of its adversity the bold, free, panther-tread with which it paced of yore the temple courts of Thebes, still displays the self-reliant watchfulness which man has never taught it to lay aside.

„Confront a child, a puppy, and a kitten with a sudden danger; the child will turn instinctively for assistance, the puppy will grovel in abject submission to the impending visitation, the kitten will brace its tiny body for a frantic resistance.“

—  Saki

"The Achievement of the Cat"
The Square Egg (1924)
Contexto: The animal which the Egyptians worshipped as divine, which the Romans venerated as a symbol of liberty, which Europeans in the ignorant Middle Ages anathematised as an agent of demonology, has displayed to all ages two closely blended characteristics — courage and self-respect. No matter how unfavourable the circumstances, both qualities are always to the fore. Confront a child, a puppy, and a kitten with a sudden danger; the child will turn instinctively for assistance, the puppy will grovel in abject submission to the impending visitation, the kitten will brace its tiny body for a frantic resistance. And disassociate the luxury-loving cat from the atmosphere of social comfort in which it usually contrives to move, and observe it critically under the adverse conditions of civilisation — that civilisation which can impel a man to the degradation of clothing himself in tawdry ribald garments and capering mountebank dances in the streets for the earning of the few coins that keep him on the respectable, or non-criminal, side of society. The cat of the slums and alleys, starved, outcast, harried, still keeps amid the prowlings of its adversity the bold, free, panther-tread with which it paced of yore the temple courts of Thebes, still displays the self-reliant watchfulness which man has never taught it to lay aside.

„Mother, may I go and maffick,
Tear around and hinder traffic?“

—  Saki

"Reginald's Peace Poem"
Reginald (1904)

„The people of Crete unfortunately make more history than they can consume locally.“

—  Saki, The Chronicles of Clovis

"The Jesting of Arlington Stringham"
The Chronicles of Clovis (1911)

„The cook was a good cook, as cooks go; and as cooks go she went.“

—  Saki

"Reginald on Besetting Sins"
Reginald (1904)

„Women and elephants never forget an injury.“

—  Saki

"Reginald on Besetting Sins"
Reginald (1904)

„Children are given us to discourage our better emotions.“

—  Saki

"Reginald on Besetting Sins"
Reginald (1904)

„I came here to get freedom from the inane interruptions of the mentally deficient, but it seems I asked too much of fate.“

—  Saki, The Chronicles of Clovis

"The Recessional"
The Chronicles of Clovis (1911)

„Poverty keeps together more homes than it breaks up.“

—  Saki, The Chronicles of Clovis

"Esmé"
The Chronicles of Clovis (1911)

„The Western custom of one wife and hardly any mistress.“

—  Saki

"A Young Turkish Catastrophe"
Reginald in Russia (1910)

„I'm living so far beyond my income that we may almost be said to be living apart.“

—  Saki

The Unbearable Bassington http://books.google.com/books?id=xOXizk60YroC&q="I'm+living+so+far+beyond+my+income+that+we+may+almost+be+said+to+be+living+apart"&pg=PA59#v=onepage (1912)

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