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Christopher Morley

Datum narození: 5. květen 1890
Datum úmrtí: 28. březen 1957
Další jména: Christopher Darlington Morley

Christopher Darlington Morley byl americký novinář a spisovatel.

Fotka: Unknown author / Public domain

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Thunder on the Left
Christopher Morley

Citáty Christopher Morley

Citát „Život je cizí jazyk, který všichni lidé vyslovují špatně.“

„Život je cizí jazyk, který všichni lidé vyslovují špatně.“

—  Christopher Morley, kniha Thunder on the Left

Thunder on the Left
Originál: (en) Life is foreign language, all men mispronounce it.
Zdroj: [Wallach, Mark I., Christopher Morley, Twayne Publishers, 1976, 55, anglicky]

„That's what makes it worth while — I'm doing something that nobody else from Nazareth, Maine, to Walla Walla, Washington, has ever thought of.“

—  Christopher Morley, kniha Parnassus on Wheels

Parnassus on Wheels (1917)
Kontext: "Lord!" he said, "when you sell a man a book you don't sell him just twelve ounces of paper and ink and glue — you sell him a whole new life. Love and friendship and humour and ships at sea by night — there's all heaven and earth in a book, a real book I mean. Jiminy! If I were the baker or the butcher or the broom huckster, people would run to the gate when I came by — just waiting for my stuff. And here I go loaded with everlasting salvation — yes, ma'am, salvation for their little, stunted minds — and it's hard to make 'em see it. That's what makes it worth while — I'm doing something that nobody else from Nazareth, Maine, to Walla Walla, Washington, has ever thought of. It's a new field, but by the bones of Whitman, it's worth while. That's what this country needs — more books!"

„Printer's ink has been running a race against gunpowder these many, many years.“

—  Christopher Morley, kniha The Haunted Bookshop

The Haunted Bookshop (1919)
Kontext: Printer's ink has been running a race against gunpowder these many, many years. Ink is handicapped, in a way, because you can blow up a man with gunpowder in half a second, while it may take twenty years to blow him up with a book. But the gunpowder destroys itself along with its victim, while a book can keep on exploding for centuries.

„But the gunpowder destroys itself along with its victim, while a book can keep on exploding for centuries.“

—  Christopher Morley, kniha The Haunted Bookshop

The Haunted Bookshop (1919)
Kontext: Printer's ink has been running a race against gunpowder these many, many years. Ink is handicapped, in a way, because you can blow up a man with gunpowder in half a second, while it may take twenty years to blow him up with a book. But the gunpowder destroys itself along with its victim, while a book can keep on exploding for centuries.

„When you sell a man a book you don't sell just twelve ounces of paper and ink and glue - you sell him a whole new life. Love and friendship and humour and ships at sea by night - there's all heaven and earth in a book, a real book.“

—  Christopher Morley, kniha Parnassus on Wheels

Varianta: When you sell a man a book you don’t sell him just twelve ounces of paper and ink and glue - you sell him a whole new life. Love and friendship and humour and ships at sea by night - there’s all heaven and earth in a book, a real book I mean.
Zdroj: Parnassus on Wheels

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