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Francis Bret Harte

Datum narození: 25. srpen 1836
Datum úmrtí: 5. květen 1902

Francis Bret Harte, vlastním jménem Francis Brett Hart byl americký prozaik, básník, dramatik a žurnalista, který svým dílem podnítil využívání regionálních zvláštností v americké literatuře.

Citáty Francis Bret Harte


„Žena si v lásce svou bolest zaviňuje sama, muž se v ní svou bolestí stává obětí ženy.“

„Tělo člověka je milování hodné dočasně, jeho duše provždy.“


„The only sure thing about luck is that it will change.“

„If, of all words of tongue and pen,
The saddest are, 'It might have been,'

More sad are these we daily see:
'It is, but hadn't ought to be.“

„For, he (The Devil) observed, the issue of the great battle of Good and Evil had been otherwise settled, as he would presently show him. "It wants but a few moments of night," he continued, "and over this interval of twilight, as you know, I have been given complete control. Look to the West.("The Legend of Monte Del Diablo")“

„The morning was bright and propitious. Before their departure, mass had been said in the chapel, and the protection of St. Ignatius invoked against all contingent evils, but especially against bears, which, like the fiery dragons of old, seemed to cherish unconquerable hostility to the Holy Church. ("The Legend Of Monte Del Diablo").“

„Nellie was a good girl, and I think had a sort of quiet respect for old Fagg's unobtrusiveness. But her fancy was already taken captive by Rattler's superficial qualities, which were obvious and pleasing. I don't think Nellie was any worse than you or I. We are more apt to take acquaintances at their apparent value than their intrinsic worth. It's less trouble, and, except when we want to trust them, quite as convenient.“ The Man of No Account

„There was a Sabbath lull in the air, which, in a settlement unused to Sabbath influences, looked ominous.“ The Outcasts of Poker Flat


„Tommy, you're a good little man, but you can't gamble worth a cent. Don't try it over again.' He then handed him his money back, pushed him gently from the room, and so made a devoted slave of Tom Simson.“ The Outcasts of Poker Flat

„I've had some mighty mean moments afore I kem to this spot,--
Lost on the plains in '50, drowned almost, and shot;
But out on this alkali desert, a hunting a crazy wife,
Was ra'ly as on-satis-factory as anything in my life.“

„There was, I think, a prevailing
impression common to the provincial mind, that his misfortune was
the result of the defective moral quality of his being a stranger.“

„He was known to be a gambler; he was suspected to be a thief.“ Tennessee's Partner

„A bird in hand is a certainty. But a bird in the bush may sing.“

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