„The whole idea of interviews is in itself absurd – one cannot answer deep questions about what one's life was like – one writes novels about it.“

—  Anthony Powell, The Times, May 15, 1986.
Anthony Powell foto
Anthony Powell1
anglický romanopisec 1905 - 2000
Reklama

Podobné citáty

Indro Montanelli foto
Northrop Frye foto
Reklama
John Crowley foto
Meher Baba foto
George Ritzer foto
Josef Pieper foto
Gertrude Stein foto

„Suppose no one asked a question, what would be the answer.“

—  Gertrude Stein American art collector and experimental writer of novels, poetry and plays 1874 - 1946
Useful Knowledge (1928), "Near East or Chicago A Description"

Emil M. Cioran foto
D.H. Lawrence foto
Aurelius Augustinus foto

„How, then, shall I respond to him who asks, “What was God doing before he made heaven and earth?” I do not answer, as a certain one is reported to have done facetiously (shrugging off the force of the question). “He was preparing hell,” he said, “for those who pry too deep.” It is one thing to see the answer; it is another to laugh at the questioner--and for myself I do not answer these things thus. More willingly would I have answered, “I do not know what I do not know,” than cause one who asked a deep question to be ridiculed--and by such tactics gain praise for a worthless answer.“

—  Aurelius Augustinus, kniha Vyznání
Confessions (c. 397), Ecce respondeo dicenti, 'quid faciebat deus antequam faceret caelum et terram?' respondeo non illud quod quidam respondisse perhibetur, ioculariter eludens quaestionis violentiam: 'alta,' inquit, 'scrutantibus gehennas parabat.' aliud est videre, aliud ridere: haec non respondeo. libentius enim responderim, 'nescio quod nescio' quam illud unde inridetur qui alta interrogavit et laudatur qui falsa respondit. Book XI, Chapter XII; translation by E.B. Pusey

D.H. Lawrence foto
Virginia Woolf foto

„When a subject is highly controversial — and any question about sex is that — one cannot hope to tell the truth. One can only show how one came to hold whatever opinion one does hold.“

—  Virginia Woolf, kniha A Room of One's Own
A Room of One's Own (1929), Context: When a subject is highly controversial — and any question about sex is that — one cannot hope to tell the truth. One can only show how one came to hold whatever opinion one does hold. One can only give one's audience the chance of drawing their own conclusions as they observe the limitations, the prejudices, the idiosyncrasies of the speaker. Ch. 1, p. 4

Howard S. Becker foto
Stanley Kubrick foto
Alexandra Kollontai foto

„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“