Энтони Поуэлл цитаты
Дата рождения: 21. Декабрь 1905
Дата смерти: 28. Март 2000
Другие имена:أنتوني باول,آنتونی پاول,Anthony Dymoke Powell
000О современном художнике по костюмам см. Пауэлл, Энтони.
Энтони Димок Поуэлл — английский писатель, романист. Наиболее известен по двенадцатитомному циклу «Танец под музыку времени» , публиковавшемуся с 1951 по 1975 год.
В 2008 году газета «Таймс» включила Поуэлла в список 50 величайших британских писателей с 1945 года.
Цитаты Энтони Поуэлл
„For some reason, the sight of snow descending on fire always makes me think of the ancient world – legionaries in sheepskin warming themselves at a brazier: mountain altars where offerings glow between wintry pillars; centaurs with torches cantering beside a frozen sea – scattered, unco-ordinated shapes from a fabulous past, infinitely removed from life; and yet bringing with them memories of things real and imagined. These classical projections, and something in the physical attitudes of the men themselves as they turned from the fire, suddenly suggested Poussin’s scene in which the Seasons, hand in hand and facing outward, tread in rhythm to the notes of the lyre that the winged and naked greybeard plays. The image of Time brought thoughts of mortality: of human beings, facing outwards like the Seasons, moving hand in hand in intricate measure: stepping slowly, methodically, sometimes a trifle awkwardly, in evolutions that take recognisable shape: or breaking into seeminly meaningless gyrations, while partners disappear only to reappear again, once more giving pattern to the spectacle: unable to control the melody, unable, perhaps, to control the steps of the dance.“
— Anthony Powell, A Question of Upbringing
„Later in life, I learnt that many things one may require have to be weighed against one's dignity, which can be an insuperable barrier against advancement in almost any direction. However, in those days, choice between dignity and unsatisfied curiosity was less clear to me as a cruel decision that had to be made.“
— Anthony Powell, A Dance to the Music of Time: 1st Movement
„When people really hate one another, the tension within them can sometimes make itself felt throughout a room, like atmospheric waves, first hot, then cold, wafted backwards and forwards as if in an invisible process of air conditioning, creating a pervasive physical disturbance.“
— Anthony Powell, The Valley of Bones
— Anthony Powell, A Dance to the Music of Time: 2nd Movement