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Gerald Brenan Quotes

In a happy marriage it is the wife who provides the climate, the husband the landscape.
Gerald Brenan
Marriage, Happy, Husband

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.
Gerald Brenan
Ideas, Values, Importance

Wisdom is keeping a sense of fallibility of all our views and opinions.
Gerald Brenan
Wisdom, Sense, Opinions

A healthy old fellow, who is not a fool, is the happiest creature living.
Gerald Brenan
Old, Living, Fool

We are closer to the ants than to the butterflies. Very few people can endure much leisure.
Gerald Brenan
Few, Endure, Closer

Miller is not really a writer but a non-stop talker to whom someone has given a typewriter.
Gerald Brenan
Writer, Given, Whom

Middle age snuffs out more talent than even wars or sudden death does.
Gerald Brenan
Age, Death, Talent

As I get older I seem to believe less and less and yet to believe what I do believe more and more.
Gerald Brenan
Less, Older, Seem

Everyone is a bore to someone. That is unimportant. The thing to avoid is being a bore to oneself.
Gerald Brenan
Everyone, Avoid, Oneself

If you wish to be brothers, let the arms fall from your hands. One cannot love while holding offensive arms.
Gerald Brenan
Love, Cannot, While

The cliche is dead poetry.
Gerald Brenan
Poetry, Dead, Cliche

Those who have some means think that the most important thing in the world is love. The poor know that it is money.
Gerald Brenan
Love, Money, Means

We confess our bad qualities to others out of fear of appearing naive or ridiculous by not being aware of them.
Gerald Brenan
Fear, Bad, Others

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.
Gerald Brenan
Business, Hurt, Hear

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