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Studs Terkel

Data de nascimento: 16. Maio 1912
Data de falecimento: 31. Outubro 2008


Louis "Studs" Terkel foi um escritor estadunidense, historiador e radialista de Chicago.

Recebeu o Prémio Pulitzer de Não Ficção Geral de 1985 por The Good War: An Oral History of World War Two.

Citações Studs Terkel

„Heroic? I was scared shitless! But my ego was at stake. My vanity. "Whaddya mean, I'm dumb?"“

—  Studs Terkel
Context: A man comes from New York. He says, "These petitions, your name is on all of them: anti-poll tax, anti-lynching, friendship with the Soviet Union.... don't you know the communists were behind them?" And he said, "Look, you can get out of this pretty easy. All you got to do is say the communists duped you. You were dumb. You didn't mean it." I said, "But I did mean it!" To this day people say, "Oh, Studs, you were so heroic." Heroic? I was scared shitless! But my ego was at stake. My vanity. "Whaddya mean, I'm dumb?" On his blacklisting in 1953


„Doris Lessing: We simply have no idea of Chicago … We never think of you as being on a lake, or of the city being beautiful. We think about the gangsters. You do still have gangsters, don't you?
Terkel: Yes, but these days they're mostly in business, or politics.“

—  Studs Terkel
Conversation with Lessing in 1969, quoted in "Doris Lessing comes to town" (15 October 1969) by Roger Ebert


„I was born in the year the Titanic sank. The Titanic went down, and I came up. That tells you a little about the fairness of life.“

—  Studs Terkel
Regarding his 95th birthday in "Give 'Em Hell, Mr. Terkel" (16 May 2007) by Amy Goodman

„I was walking downstairs carrying a drink in one hand and a book in the other. Don't try that after ninety.“

—  Studs Terkel
On breaking his hip, as quoted in "How Studs helps me lead my life" in Roger Ebert's Journal (24 May 2008)

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