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Lytton Strachey

Data de nascimento: 1. Março 1880
Data de falecimento: 21. Janeiro 1932


Giles Lytton Strachey foi um biógrafo, crítico literário e escritor britânico.

Citações Lytton Strachey

„If this is dying, then I don't think much of it.“

— Lytton Strachey
Reported in Michael Holroyd Lytton Strachey (1967-68) Vol. 2, part 2, ch. 6. Said on his deathbed.


„Madame, I am the civilization they are fighting for.“

— Lytton Strachey
Supposedly said by Strachey in response to a woman who demanded he "fight for civilization" in World War One.

„Pass a person through your mind, with all the documents, and see what comes out. That seems to be your method. Also, choose them, in the first place, because you dislike them.“

— Lytton Strachey
Walter Raleigh, letter to Lytton Strachey, May 8, 1918. Published in The Letters of Walter Raleigh (1879-1922) (1926) Vol. 2, p. 479.

„His style is perfect joy, and it is only when one has come across a fairer and kindlier handling of one of his victims that one is resentful of his tittering.“

— Lytton Strachey
George Lyttelton, letter to Rupert Hart-Davis, October 23, 1957, in The Lyttelton Hart-Davis Letters Vols. 1 & 2 (1985) p. 374. .


„[His reply to the chairman's other stock question, which had previously never failed to embarrass the claimant: "Tell me, Mr. Strachey, what would you do if you saw a German soldier trying to violate your sister?" With an air of noble virtue:] "I would try to get between them."“

— Lytton Strachey
Reported in Robert Graves Good-bye to All That (1929), ch. 23. Said during the First World War to a military tribunal assessing his claim to be treated as a conscientious objector. Variants along the lines of "I should try to interpose my body" are also sometimes quoted.

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