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I became an ardent, but never a specially good,
by Georg Brandes

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

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

Being gifted needs courage.
- Georg Brandes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

School is a foretaste of life.
- Georg Brandes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Just when the caterpillar thought
the world was over, it became a butterfly.
- Anonymous

A man who was completely innocent,
offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others,
including his enemies,
and became the ransom of the world.
It was a perfect act.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The danger of the past was that men became slaves.
The danger of the future is that man may become robots.
- Erich Fromm

I just became one with my browser software.
- Bill Griffith

I haven't eaten at a McDonald's since I became President.
- William J. Clinton

We did not change as we grew older;
we just became more clearly ourselves.
- Lynn Hall

After I won the Oscar, my salary doubled,
my friends tripled, my children became more popular at school,
my butcher made a pass at me, and my maid hit me up for a raise.
- Shirley Jones

I basically became a cheerleader because I had a very strict mom.
That was my way of being a bad girl.
- Sandra Bullock

My mother said to me, 'If you are a soldier,
you will become a general.
If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.'
Instead,
I was a painter, and became Picasso.
- Pablo Picasso

I became a fanatic about healthy food in 1944.
- Gloria Swanson

Each problem that I solved became a rule,
which served afterwards to solve other problems.
- Rene Descartes

When I became 16 I started thinking seriously about singing.
- Tommy Shaw

It was only later on that I became more interested in older music.
- Elliott Carter

Well I think after leaving prison, and having written
three diaries about life in prison,
it became a sort of a new challenge to write another novel,
to write a new novel.
- Jeffrey Archer

The very effect of the education they were given...
was to make men think; and, thinking,
they became less and less satisfied with the miserable pays they received.
- John Grierson

And so The Snow Queen also became a story about the
need to seek equilibrium,
in our own lives, with the natural world,
even within the universe at large.
- Joan D. Vinge

I painted one dining room red and I must say,
the conversation became very heated in that room.
- Amanda Pays

When I first met Elvis, we had so much in common and became fast friends.
- Wayne Newton

That's why I never became a director.
I never had patience with people.
- Ray Harryhausen

We believe that the vote would have been close.
We regret that in the face of an explicit threat to
veto by a permanent member,
the vote-counting became a secondary consideration.
- John Negroponte

I just think the word interview, although it is the
view between two people exchanged,
became a sort of cliche.
You ask questions and the other one answers.
- Maximilian Schell

Living in America, I became aware of many issues and
went through a period of politicization.
- Julie Christie

I became Gauleiter in 1927.
- Fritz Sauckel

My parents were worried about me, certainly when I
became so deeply interested in music and people like the New York Dolls who,
at the time, were very peculiar indeed.
- Steven Morrissey

No man ever became great or good except through many and great mistakes.
- William E. Gladstone

In 1930 I became a member of the Reichstag.
- Hans Frank

I worked in the media from the late 30's through the early 70's.
Politics in general became more liberal both nationally
and within the state as the years passed.
- Jesse Helms

Dates with actors, finally, just seemed to me evenings of shop talk.
I got sick of it after a hile.
So the more famous I became, the more I narrowed down my choices.
- Hedy Lamarr

The Shakespeare that Shakespeare became is the name
that's attached to these astonishing objects that he left behind.
- Stephen Greenblatt

After the Rodgers and Hammerstein revolution,
songs became part of the story, as opposed to just
entertainments in between comedy scenes.
- Stephen Sondheim

I'm a girl from a good family who was very well brought up.
One day I turned my back on it all and became a bohemian.
- Brigitte Bardot

All of us have moments in our childhood where we come
alive for the first time.
And we go back to those moments and think,
This is when I became myself.
- Rita Dove

Very early in life I became fascinated with the wonders language can achieve.
And I began playing with words.
- Gwendolyn Brooks

The day I became press secretary to the President of the United States,
I was in an entirely different world from the one I'd been in the day before.
- Pierre Salinger

One of the people that became a major source was Clarence
Tripp who worked with Kinsey.
- Bill Condon

I didn't even know Michele before we started the show
but we became great friends,
and still are.
- Joan Van Ark

My father wanted me to be a pharmacist like himself.
He had been a doctor, but he no longer believed in medicine;
so he became a pharmacist,
but he believed in that hardly more.
- Claude Chabrol


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