„You’ve got to look at life clearly. No rose-colored glasses. The human race is not very admirable. It was a big mistake of God’s . . . The more I see of people, the more bitter I become.“

—  Taylor Caldwell, Context: You’ve got to look at life clearly. No rose-colored glasses. The human race is not very admirable. It was a big mistake of God’s... The more I see of people, the more bitter I become. I think I appeal to readers because there’s nothing false or hypocritical in what I write. And they recognize themselves, and recognize their fears. And they know what bastards they are.
Taylor Caldwell photo
Taylor Caldwell2
1900 - 1985
Publicidade

Citações relacionadas

Alphonse de Lamartine photo

„The more I see of the representatives of the people, the more I admire my dogs.“

—  Alphonse de Lamartine French writer, poet, and politician 1790 - 1869
From Count d'Orsay's Letter to John Forster (1850)

Publicidade
George Carlin photo
Victor Hugo photo

„In proportion as I advance in life, I grow more simple, and I become more and more patriotic for humanity.“

—  Victor Hugo French poet, novelist, and dramatist 1802 - 1885
Context: This book, Les Misérables, is no less your mirror than ours. Certain men, certain castes, rise in revolt against this book, — I understand that. Mirrors, those revealers of the truth, are hated; that does not prevent them from being of use. As for myself, I have written for all, with a profound love for my own country, but without being engrossed by France more than by any other nation. In proportion as I advance in life, I grow more simple, and I become more and more patriotic for humanity.

Arthur Ashe photo
Jim Carrey photo
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe photo

„Am I a god? I see so clearly!“

—  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe German writer, artist, and politician 1749 - 1832
Night, Faust in His Study

E.M. Forster photo

„The people I admire most are those who are sensitive and want to create something or discover something, and do not see life in terms of power, and such people get more of a chance under a democracy than elsewhere.“

—  E.M. Forster English novelist 1879 - 1970
Context: Democracy is not a beloved Republic really, and never will be. But it is less hateful than other contemporary forms of government, and to that extent it deserves our support. It does start from the assumption that the individual is important, and that all types are needed to make a civilization. It does not divide its citizens into the bossers and the bossed — as an efficiency-regime tends to do. The people I admire most are those who are sensitive and want to create something or discover something, and do not see life in terms of power, and such people get more of a chance under a democracy than elsewhere. They found religions, great or small, or they produce literature and art, or they do disinterested scientific research, or they may be what is called "ordinary people", who are creative in their private lives, bring up their children decently, for instance, or help their neighbours. All these people need to express themselves; they cannot do so unless society allows them liberty to do so, and the society which allows them most liberty is a democracy.

Brad Meltzer photo
Frida Kahlo photo
P.G. Wodehouse photo
Northrop Frye photo
Mitch Albom photo
David Levithan photo

„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“