Gerald Brenan - Quotes

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In a happy marriage it is the wife who provides the climate, the husband the landscape.

In a happy marriage it is the wife who provides the climate, the husband the landscape.

Intellectuals are people who believe that ideas are of more importance than values. That is to say, their own ideas and other people's values. ---->>>

Wisdom is keeping a sense of fallibility of all our views and opinions. ---->>>

Everyone is a bore to someone. That is unimportant. The thing to avoid is being a bore to oneself. ---->>>

We confess our bad qualities to others out of fear of appearing naive or ridiculous by not being aware of them. ---->>>

You generally hear that what a man doesn't know doesn't hurt him, but in business what a man doesn't know does hurt. ---->>>

If you wish to be brothers, let the arms fall from your hands. One cannot love while holding offensive arms. ---->>>

A healthy old fellow, who is not a fool, is the happiest creature living. ---->>>

As I get older I seem to believe less and less and yet to believe what I do believe more and more. ---->>>

Middle age snuffs out more talent than even wars or sudden death does. ---->>>

Those who have some means think that the most important thing in the world is love. The poor know that it is money. ---->>>

We are closer to the ants than to the butterflies. Very few people can endure much leisure. ---->>>

Miller is not really a writer but a non-stop talker to whom someone has given a typewriter. ---->>>

The cliche is dead poetry. ---->>>


Nationality: English
Born: 1894
Die: 06-21, 1987
Occupation: Writer

Edward FitzGerald "Gerald" Brenan, CBE (7 April 1894 – 19 January 1987) was a British writer and Hispanist who spent much of his life in Spain. He is best known for The Spanish Labyrinth, a historical work on the background to the Spanish Civil War, and for South from Granada: Seven Years in an Andalusian Village (wikipedia)