Sentencje w bazie Gavagai:
Courage is grace under pressure.
All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened.
But in modern war . . . you will die like a dog for no good reason.
Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.
Większość ludzi umiera jak zwierzęta.
Każda bliższa znajomość między kobietą a mężczyzną musi się zacząć lub skończyć w łóżku.
Potrzeba dwóch lat, aby nauczyć się mówić; pięćdziesięciu, aby nauczyć się milczeć.
Ze wszystkich zwierząt jeden człowiek umie się śmiać, choć on właśnie ma najmniej powodów.
Przy niektórych zgadulach głupota odpowiedzi bywa przewyższana jedynie przez głupotę pytań.
Starość nie jest wielkim nieszczęściem, jeśli się weźmie pod uwagę tę drugą ewentualność.
My aim is to put down on paper what I see and what I feel in the best and simplest way.
When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.
Now is no time to think of what you do not have,think of what you can do with what there is.
Never mistake motion for action
Never mistake motion for action
Bullfighting is the only art in which the artist is in danger of death and in which the degree of brilliance in the performance is left to the fighter's honour.
The great thing is to last and get your work done, and see and hear and understand and write when there is something that you know and not before and not too damn much afterwards.
Świat jest dobrym miejscem i wartym, by o niego walczyć - bardzo nie podoba mi się, że muszę go opuścić.
The world is a fine place and worth the fighting for and I hate very much to leave it. from For Whom the Bell Tolls
All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn.
A writer's problem does not change. It is always how to write truly and having found out what is true to project it in such a way that it becomes part of the experience of the person who reads it.
Cowardice, as distinguished from panic, is almost always simply a lack of ability to suspend the functioning of the imagination. - from Men at War
If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a movable feast. - from A Movable Feast
A man can be destroyed but not defeated. - from The Old Man and the Sea
As you get older it is harder to have heroes, but it is sort of
Every man's life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.
The best ammunition against lies is the truth, there is no ammunition against gossip. It is like a fog and the clear wind blows it away and the sun burns it off.
There is no rule on how to write. Sometimes it comes easily and perfectly; sometimes it's like drilling rock and then blasting it out with charges.
Switzerland is a small, steep country, much more up and down than sideways, and is all stuck over with large brown hotels built on the cuckoo style of architecture.
Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.
The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.
There is no hunting like the hunting of man, and those who have hunted armed men long enough and liked it, never care for anything else thereafter.
Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know. - from The Garden of Eden
Retirement is the ugliest word in the language.
There are some things which cannot be learned quickly, and time, which is all we have, must be paid heavily for their acquiring. They are the very simplest things and, because it takes a man's life to know them, the little new that each man gets from life is very costly and the only heritage he has to leave.
Człowiek nie jest stworzony do klęski... Człowieka można zniszczyć, ale nie pokonać.
Tak, wiem. Oni maja po prostu więcej pieniędzy.
Czlowiek nie jest stworzony do kleski. Czlowieka mozna zniszczyc, ale nie pokonac.
Czlowiek nie madrzeje na starosc, ale staje sie ostrozny.
Nie mozna uciec od samego siebie przenoszac sie z miejsca na miejsce.
"Wesolosc jest rodzajem odwagi."
"Wszystko sie zmienia z wyjatkiem samego prawa zmiany"
Ze wszystkich zwierzat jeden czlowiek umie sie smiac, choc on wlasnie ma najmniej powodow.
All my life I’ve looked at words as though I were seeing them for the first time.
The first panacea for a mismanaged nation is inflation of the currency; the second is war. Both bring a temporary prosperity; both bring a permanent ruin. But both are the refuge of political and economic opportunists.