James Agate citáty
Datum narození: 9. září 1877
Datum úmrtí: 6. červen 1947
James Agate byl britský diarista a kritik.
Citáty James Agate
Ego 8 (1947), p. 255, November 25, 1945
Of Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony.
Ego, p. 276, March 10, 1933.
„The maddest phenomenon in this wholly mad world – that the filming or wirelessing of an event, whether it is the Grand National or an attack in force on the Maginot Line, is held to be of more importance than the event itself.“
Ego 4, p. 149, December 18, 1939.
„Perhaps, after all, there is something in the theory that only the ultra-busy can find time for everything.“
Ego 4 (1940), p. 139, November 13, 1939.
Ego 7 (1945), p. 153, July 21, 1944.
On von Stauffenberg's bomb plot.
„Your Englishman, confronted by something abnormal will always pretend that it isn't there. If he can't pretend that, he will look through the object, or round it, or above it or below it, or in any direction except into it. If, however, you force him to look into it, he will at once pretend that he sees the object not for what it is but for something that he would like it to be.“
Ego (1935), p. 247, October 14, 1932.
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