Ярослав Гашек цитаты
Дата рождения: 30. Апрель 1883
Дата смерти: 3. Январь 1923
Я́рослав Га́шек — чешский писатель-сатирик, анархист, драматург, фельетонист, журналист, комиссар Красной Армии. Автор примерно 1500 различных рассказов, фельетонов и прочих произведений, из которых мировую известность получил его неоконченный роман «Похождения бравого солдата Швейка».
Цитаты Ярослав Гашек
— Jaroslav Hašek
Context: Great times call for great men. There are unknown heroes who are modest, with none of the historical glamour of a Napoleon. If you analysed their character you would find that it eclipsed even the glory of Alexander the Great. Today you can meet in the streets of Prague a shabbily dressed man who is not even himself aware of his significance in the history of the great new era. He goes modestly on his way, without bothering anyone. Nor is he bothered by journalists asking for an interview. If you asked him his name he would answer you simply and unassumingly: 'I am Švejk…. Preface
„And so they've killed our Ferdinand,' said the charwoman to Mr Švejk, who had left military service years before, after having been finally certified by an army medical board as an imbecile, and now lived by selling dogs — ugly, mongrel monstrosities whose pedigrees he forged.
Apart from this occupation he suffered from rheumatism and was at this very moment rubbing his knees with Elliman's embrocation.
'Which Ferdinand, Mrs Müller?' he asked, going on with the massaging. 'I know two Ferdinands. One is a messenger at Průša's, the chemist's, and once by mistake he drank a bottle of hair oil there. And the other is Ferdinand Kokoška who collects dog manure. Neither of them is any loss.'
'Oh no, sir, it's his Imperial highness, the Archduke Ferdinand, from Konopiště, the fat churchy one.“
— Jaroslav Hašek