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Арнольд Беннет

Дата рождения: 27. Май 1867
Дата смерти: 27. Март 1931

Енох Арнольд Беннетт — английский писатель.


„Сидя на булавке, забываешь зубную боль.“

„Только испорченный отпуск может примирить с работой.“


„The chief beauty about time
is that you cannot waste it in advance.
The next year, the next day, the next hour are lying ready for you,
as perfect, as unspoiled,
as if you had never wasted or misapplied
a single moment in all your life.
You can turn over a new leaf every hour
if you choose.“

„The proper, wise balancing
of one's whole life may depend upon the
feasibility of a cup of tea at an unusual hour.“
How to Live on 24 Hours a Day

„Any change, even a change for the better is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts.“

„A cause may be inconvenient, but it's magnificent. It's like champagne or high heels, and one must be prepared to suffer for it.“ The Title: A Comedy in Three Acts

„The real Tragedy is the tragedy of the man who never in his life braces himself for his one supreme effort-he never stretches to his full capacity, never stands up to his full stature.“

„Which of us is not saying to himself
which of us has not been saying to himself all
his life:
"
I shall alter that when I have a little
more time"?
We never shall have any more time. We
have, and we have always had, all the time
there is.“
How to Live on 24 Hours a Day


„Nearly all bookish people are snobs, and especially the more enlightened among them. They are apt to assume that if a writer has immense circulation, if he is enjoyed by plain persons, and if he can fill several theatres at once, he cannont possibly be worth reading and merits only indifference and disdain.“

„It is easier to go down a hill than up, but the view is from the top.“

„The second suggestion is to think as well as to read. I know people who read and read, and for all the good it does them they might just as well cut bread-and-butter. They take to reading as better men take to drink. They fly through the shires of literature on a motor-car, their sole object being motion. They will tell you how many books they have read in a year. Unless you give at least 45 minutes to careful, fatiguing reflection (it is an awful bore at first) upon what you are reading, your 90 minutes of a night are chiefly wasted.“ How to Live on 24 Hours a Day

„One of the chief things which my typical man has to learn is that the mental faculties are capable of a continuous hard activity; they do not tire like an arm or a leg. All they want is change - not rest, except in sleep.“ How to Live on 24 Hours a Day


„The makers of literature are those who have seen and felt the miraculous interestingness of the universe. If you have formed... literary taste... your life will be one long ecstasy of denying that the world is a dull place.“ Literary Taste

„It is difficult to make a reputation, but is even more difficult seriously to mar a reputation once properly made --- so faithful is the public.“

„You wake up in the morning, and lo! your purse is magically filled with twenty-four hours of the unmanufactured tissue of the universe of your life! It is yours. It is the most precious of possessions.“ How to Live on 24 Hours a Day

„Having once decided to achieve a certain task, achieve it at all costs of tedium and distaste. The gain in self-confidence of having accomplished a tiresome labour is immense.“

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