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Sebastian Barry

Datum narození: 5. červenec 1955

Sebastian Barry je irský autor.


„"A človek, ktorý vie sám seba urobiť šťastným zoči-voči tým prichádzajúcim nešťastiam, čo naňho útočili, ako to mnohé nešťastia robia bez dovolenia a bez zľutovania, taký človek je ozajstným hrdinom."“ z knihy Utajené svedectvo

„"Ćlovek, ktorý vie sám seba urobiť šťastným zoči-voči tým prichádzajúcim nešťastiam, čo naňho útočili, ako to mnohé nešťastia robia bez dovolenia a bez zľutovania, taký človek je ozajstným hrdinom." str. 21 Utajené svedectvo“


„Jeden z půvabů manželství je to, že z nějakého nepochopitelného důvodu vypadáme jeden pro druhého pořád stejně. Je to jistá laskavost, o které jsem jako mladý neměl tušení...“ Tajný deník

„After all the world is indeed beautiful and if we were any other creature than man we might be continuously happy in it.“ The Secret Scripture

„Because it strikes me there is something greater than judgement. I think it is called mercy.“ The Secret Scripture

„I knew immediately something was terribly wrong, but you can know that and not allow the thought in your head, at the front of your head. It dances around at the back, where it can't be controlled. But the front of the head is where the pain begins.“ The Secret Scripture

„It is very difficult to be a hero without an audience, although, in a sense, we are each the hero of a peculiar, half-ruined film called our life.“ The Secret Scripture

„A man’s memory might have only a hundred clear days in it and he has lived thousands. Can’t do much about that. We have our store of days and we spend them like forgetful drunkards.“ Days Without End: A Novel


„And all those boys of Europe born in those times, and thereabouts those times, Russian, French, Belgian, Serbian, Irish, English, Scottish, Welsh, Italian, Prussian, German, Austrian, Turkish – and Canadian, Australian, American, Zulu, Gurkha, Cossack, and all the rest – their fate was written in a ferocious chapter in the book of life, certainly. Those millions of mothers and their million gallons of mother’s milk, millions of instances of small talk and baby talk, beatings and kisses, ganseys and shoes, piled up in history in great ruined heaps, with a loud and broken music, human stories told for nothing, for ashes, for death’s amusement, flung on the mighty scrapheap of souls, all those million boys in all their humours to be milled by the millstones of a coming war.“ A Long Long Way

„That is because at the close of the day the ship we sail in is the soul, not the body.“ The Secret Scripture

„It is always worth itemising happiness, there is so much of the other thing in a life, you had better put down the markers for happiness while you can.“ The Secret Scripture

„Because faithfulness is not a human question, but a divine one.“ The Secret Scripture


„There is such solace in the mere sight of water. It clothes us delicately in its blowing salt and scent, gossamer items that medicate the poor soul“ On Canaan's Side

„I am old enough to know that time passing is just a trick, a convenience. Everything is always there, still unfolding, still happening. The past, the present, and the future, in the noggin eternally, like brushes, combs and ribbons in a handbag.“ The Secret Scripture

„For myself, hand on heart, those things never bothered me. It is one of the graces of married life that for some magical reason we always look the same to each other. Even our friends never seem to grow old. What a boon that is, and never suspected by me when I was young. But I suppose, otherwise, what would we do? There has never been a person in an old people’s home that hasn’t looked around dubiously at the other inhabitants. They are the old ones, they are the club that no one wants to join. But we are never old to ourselves. That is because at close of day the ship we sail in is the soul, not the body.“ The Secret Scripture

„Time was not something then we thought of as an item that possessed an ending, but something that would go on forever, all rested and stopped in that moment. Hard to say what I mean by that. You look back at all the endless years when you never had that thought. I am doing that now as I write these words in Tennessee. I am thinking of the days without end of my life. And it is not like that now.“ Days Without End

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