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Georg Brandes Quotes and Sayings
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But when I was twelve years old I caught my first strong
glimpse of one of the fundamental forces of existence,
whose votary I was destined to be for life -
namely,
Beauty.
- Georg Brandes

I admired in others the strength that I lacked myself.
- Georg Brandes

I came into the world two months too soon,
I was in such a hurry.
- Georg Brandes

It gradually dawned upon me that there was no one more
difficult to please than my mother.
- Georg Brandes

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I was not given to looking at life in a rosy light.
- Georg Brandes

I encountered among my comrades the most varied human traits,
from frankness to reserve, from goodness,
uprightness and kindness, to brutality and baseness.
- Georg Brandes

Birth was something that came quite unexpectedly,
and afterwards there was one child more in the house.
- Georg Brandes


 

School is a foretaste of life.
- Georg Brandes

I was a town child, it is true, but that did not prevent
me enjoying open-air life,
with plants and animals.
- Georg Brandes

A love for humanity came over me, and watered and fertilised
the fields of my inner world which had been lying fallow,
and this love of humanity vented itself in a vast compassion.
- Georg Brandes

Any feeling that I was enriching my mind from those
surrounding me was unfortunately rare with me.
- Georg Brandes

The person upon whom the schoolboys' attention centred was,
of course, the Headmaster.
- Georg Brandes

On the whole, the world was friendly.
It chiefly depended on whether one were good or not.
- Georg Brandes

The Danish glee: the national version of cheerfulness.
- Georg Brandes

But I did not find any positive inspiration in my studies
until I approached my nineteenth year.
- Georg Brandes

He who does not understand a joke, he does not understand Danish.
- Georg Brandes

But my doubt would not be overcome.
Kierkegaard had declared that it was only to the consciousness
of sin that Christianity was not horror or madness.
For me it was sometimes both.
- Georg Brandes

I became an ardent, but never a specially good,
dancer.
- Georg Brandes

Poor is the power of the lead that becomes bullets
compared to the power of the hot metal that becomes types.
- Georg Brandes

The war imbued my tin soldiers with quite a new interest.
It was impossible to have boxes enough of them.
- Georg Brandes

I did not know what it was to be happy for a whole day at a time,
scarcely for an hour.
- Georg Brandes

Among the delights of Summer were picnics to the woods.
- Georg Brandes

I was at home then in the world of figures,
but not in that of values.
- Georg Brandes

I was not afraid of what I did not like.
To overcome dislike of a thing often satisfied one's feeling of honour.
- Georg Brandes

Being gifted needs courage.
- Georg Brandes

I was always hearing that I was pale and thin and small.
- Georg Brandes

When I was a little boy I did not, of course,
trouble much about my appearance.
- Georg Brandes

That a literature in our time is living is shown in
that way that it debates problems.
- Georg Brandes

It was jolly in the country.
A cow and little pigs to play with and milk warm from the cow.
- Georg Brandes

The stream of time sweeps away errors,
and leaves the truth for the inheritance of humanity.
- Georg Brandes

My first experiences of academic friendship made me
smile in after years when I looked back on them.
But my circle of acquaintances had gradually grown
so large that it was only natural new friendships should grow out of it.
- Georg Brandes

My father, though, could run very much faster.
It was impossible to compete with him on the grass.
But it was astonishing how slow old people were.
Some of them could not run up a hill and called it trying to climb stairs.
- Georg Brandes

Just about this time, when in imagination I was so great a warrior,
I had good use in real life for more strength,
as I was no longer taken to school by the nurse,
but instead had myself to protect my brother,
two years my junior.
- Georg Brandes

Six hours a day I lived under school discipline in
active intercourse with people none of whom were known to those at home,
and the other hours of the twenty-four I spent at home,
or with relatives of the people at home,
none of whom were known to anybody at school.
- Georg Brandes

The answer is twelve monkeys, what's the question?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually
get to be boss and work twelve hours a day.
- Robert Frost

Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare.
They are consumed in twelve minutes.
Half-times take twelve minutes.
This is not coincidence.
- Erma Bombeck

New Year's eve is like every other night;
there is no pause in the march of the universe,
no breathless moment of silence among created things
that the passage of another twelve months may be noted;
and yet no man has quite the same thoughts this evening
that come with the coming of darkness on other nights.
- Hamilton Wright Mabie

A jury is composed of twelve men of average ignorance.
- Herbert Spencer

If you can get a twelve year-old kid to go listen to Thelonius Monk,
what more do you want? Do you want a big pile of cash,
too? That's a home run for me.
- Jimmy Chamberlin

I started taking acting classes when I was twelve.
- Lindsay Wagner

So I started chanting when I was nineteen,
which was about twelve years ago, and it really had
a huge impact on my outlook,
happiness, and general creativity.
- Duncan Sheik

Once I had learnt my twelve times table (at the age
of three) it was downhill all the way.
- Fred Hoyle

After ten or twelve years you can only play something
so long and then you start to parody it.
- Larry Hagman

Too many church services start at eleven sharp and end at twelve dull.
- Vance Havner

Twelve significant photographs in any one year is a good crop.
- Ansel Adams

I didn't have any real art training,
but when I was about twelve nad thirteen,
another boy and I went to a sign painter's house every
Friday night and took lessons.
- Rube Goldberg

So-called defense now absorbs sixty per cent of the national budget,
and about twelve per cent of the Gross National Product.
- George Wald

I was born at the age of twelve on an MGM lot.
- Judy Garland

If you will stay with the majority of the Twelve Apostles,
and the records of the Church, you will never be led astray.
- Joseph Smith, Jr.

I know that the twelve notes in each octave and the
variety of rhythm offer me opportunities that all of
human genius will never exhaust.
- Igor Stravinsky

I would say that social work began in my mind in the
Unitarian Church when I was ten or twelve years old,
and I started to do things that I thought would help other people.
- Roger Nash Baldwin

I've been a Goodwill Ambassador for the UNICEF and
the UNICEF family for more than twelve years.
- Danny Glover

It's a play where something went wrong,
'Cause it's five hours, twelve minutes long.
If you sit there, my friend, From beginning 'til end,
Then your bladder better be strong!
- Allan Sherman

Behind the man is the Tree of Life, bearing twelve fruits,
and the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil is behind the woman;
the serpent is twining round it.
- Arthur E. Waite

If a woman tells you she's twenty and looks sixteen,
she's twelve.
If she tells you she's twenty-six and looks twenty-six,
she's damn near fourty.
- Chris Rock

We spend the first twelve months of our children's
lives teaching them to walk and talk and the next twelve
telling them to sit down and shut up.
- Phyllis Diller

You have been tried by twelve good men and true,
not of your peers but as high above you as heaven is of hell,
and they have said you are guilty.
- Roy Bean

I have no trouble with the twelve inches between my elbow and my palm.
It's the seven inches between my ears that's bent.
- Tug McGraw

People ask me how far I've come.
And I tell them twelve feet: from the audience to the stage.
- David Lee Roth

Rock 'n' roll offered me a platform to speak what I felt.
It also offered me a platform to support my mama and
my brothers and sisters -
twelve children.
- Little Richard

I was what? - twelve years old - and I was thrown in
the cells with these people,
so I learned fast.
- Gregory Corso

It used to be twelve people crowded around a sewing table;
now it's ten.
- Benjamin Shahn

The years from about eight to twelve constitute a unique period of human life.
- G. Stanley Hall

I got into the studio when I was thirteen.
At the age of twelve I was doing public performances.
- Chingy

When I was nearly twelve years old, my kind mistress sickened and died.
- Harriet Ann Jacobs

A beautiful line of verse has twelve feet,
and two wings.
- Jules Renard

They told me I had been sick twelve days,
lying like dead all the while, and that Whirlwind Chaser,
who was Standing Bear's uncle and a medicine man,
had brought me back to life.
- Black Elk

It's unbelievable what one squadron of twelve aircraft did to tip the balance.
- Adolf Galland

I was born at the age of twelve on a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer lot.
- Edward Koch

I worked night and day for twelve years to prevent the war,
but I could not.
The North was mad and blind, would not let us govern ourselves,
and so the war came.
- Jefferson Davis


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