Facts about Georg Brandes

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Summary

Georg Brandes was a famous Critic from Denmark, who lived between February 4, 1842 and February 19, 1927.

Zodiac etc.

He/she is born under the zodiac aquarius, who is known for Knowledge, Humanitarian, Serious, Insightful, Duplicitous. Our collection contains 31 quotes who is written / told by Georg.

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Famous quotes by Georg Brandes (31)


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"The Danish glee: the national version of cheerfulness"
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"I was a town child, it is true, but that did not prevent me enjoying open-air life, with plants and animals"
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"He who does not understand a joke, he does not understand Danish"
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"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"
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"Birth was something that came quite unexpectedly, and afterwards there was one child more in the house"
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"When I was a little boy I did not, of course, trouble much about my appearance"
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"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"
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"I was not afraid of what I did not like. To overcome dislike of a thing often satisfied one's feeling of honour"
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"I was not given to looking at life in a rosy light"
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"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"
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"It gradually dawned upon me that there was no one more difficult to please than my mother"
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"I did not know what it was to be happy for a whole day at a time, scarcely for an hour"
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"I became an ardent, but never a specially good, dancer"
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"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"
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"But I did not find any positive inspiration in my studies until I approached my nineteenth year"
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"Any feeling that I was enriching my mind from those surrounding me was unfortunately rare with me"
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"School is a foretaste of life"
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"Poor is the power of the lead that becomes bullets compared to the power of the hot metal that becomes types"
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"It was jolly in the country. A cow and little pigs to play with and milk warm from the cow"
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"I was always hearing that I was pale and thin and small"
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"I came into the world two months too soon, I was in such a hurry"
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"That a literature in our time is living is shown in that way that it debates problems"
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"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"
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"On the whole, the world was friendly. It chiefly depended on whether one were good or not"
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"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"
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"I was at home then in the world of figures, but not in that of values"
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"I encountered among my comrades the most varied human traits, from frankness to reserve, from goodness, uprightness and kindness, to brutality and baseness"
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"I admired in others the strength that I lacked myself"
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"Being gifted needs courage"
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"Among the delights of Summer were picnics to the woods"
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"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"


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