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Lytton Strachey

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

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

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„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.

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„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.

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„[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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