Sentencje w bazie Gavagai:
Hate is the consequence of fear; we fear something before we hate it; a child who fears noises becomes a man who hates noise.
An author arrives at a good style when his language performs what is required of it without shyness.
As repressed sadists are supposed to become policemen or butchers so those with irrational fear of life become publishers.
Better to write for yourself and have no public, than write for the public and have no self.
Boys do not grow up gradually. They move forward in spurts like the hands of clocks in railway stations.
108/5000 Literatura jest sztuką pisania czegoś, co będzie czytane dwa razy; dziennikarstwo, co zostanie uchwycone na raz.
Literature is the art of writing something that will be read twice; journalism what will be grasped at once.
The ape-like virtues without which no one can enjoy a public school.
The man who is master of his passions is Reason's slave.
There is no more sombre enemy of good art than the pram in the hall.
Whom the gods wish to destroy they first call promising.
Człowiek, który opanował swe żądze, jest niewolnikiem rozumu.
I have always disliked myself at any given moment; the total of such moments is my life.
Most people do not believe in anything very much and our greatest poetry is given to us by those who do.