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Paul Hoffman

Datum narození: 9. listopad 1953

Paul Hoffman je britský spisovatel a scenárista.


„Nikdy nepřerušuj nepřítele, když se dopouští omylu.“ The Last Four Things

„Lidské srdce je malé, touží ale po velkých věcech. Nestačí ani zasytit psa, ale celý svět pro něj není dost velký.“ The Last Four Things


„Práce scenáristy je vydána napospas lidem, kteří vědí o psaní asi tolik, co my dva o dizajnérství automobilů. Něco ve stylu – nevím, o co jde, ale chtěl by sem mít kola uvnitř vozidla a na střeše převodovku. Ve filmovém průmyslu je příliš mnoho tlaku, stresu, peněz. Očividně vznikají i dobré filmy, ale upřímně, nechápu, jak je to vůbec možné.“

„... the older I get, the more I believe that if love is to be judged by most of its visible effects, it looks more like hatred than friendship.“ The Left Hand of God

„Why you?
- (...) I’m the best.
- Modest of you.
- I am the best. Modesty has nothing to say about it.“
The Left Hand of God

„... If the dead can come back to this earth and move unseen around those they loved, I shall always be near you; in the garish day and in the darkest night—amidst your happiest scenes and gloomiest hours—always, always; and if there be a soft breeze upon your cheek, it shall be my breath; or if the cool air fans your throbbing temple, it shall be my spirit passing by.“ The Left Hand of God

„... the heart of a child can take forty-nine blows before it’s damaged for ever and what’s done can never be undone.“ The Last Four Things

„Solitude is a wonderful thing in two ways. First, it allows a man to be with himself, and second, it prevents him being with others.“ The Left Hand of God


„Hypocrites,’ replied Cale, ‘I’ve come across a lot of them recently. I mean by that I understand now how many of them there are.“ The Last Four Things

„Get on your feet or die.“ The Left Hand of God

„Full many a flower is born to blush unseen and waste its sweetness on the desert air.“ The Last Four Things

„Self-pity, while it should be accorded due respect, is the greatest of all acids to the human soul.“ The Last Four Things


„You should never tell your best friend anything you wouldn´t be prepared to tell your worst enemy.“ The Left Hand of God

„Force is as pitiless to the man who possesses it as it is to its victims—the second it crushes, the first it intoxicates.“ The Left Hand of God

„(Arbell)The ungrateful gorgeous bitch.“ The Left Hand of God

„Do you have any idea how mad you sound?’
‘Indeed I do. I have in moments of doubt considered the question of my sanity.’ (...)
‘And?’
‘Then I consider what a piece of work is man. How defective in reason, how mean his facilities, how ugly in form and movement, in action how like a devil, in apprehension how like a cow. The beauty of the world? The paragon of animals? To me the quintessence of dust.“
The Last Four Things

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