Zitate von Mary Renault

0   0

Mary Renault

Geburtstag: 4. September 1905
Todesdatum: 13. Dezember 1983

Mary Renault war eine britische Schriftstellerin.

Zitate Mary Renault

„True friends share everything, except the past before they met.“

—  Mary Renault, buch Fire from Heaven

Quelle: Fire from Heaven

„Christianity and Islam have changed irrevocably the moral reflexes of the world.“

—  Mary Renault, buch The Mask of Apollo

The Mask of Apollo (1966)
Kontext: Christianity and Islam have changed irrevocably the moral reflexes of the world. The philosopher Herakleitos said with profound truth that you cannot step twice into the same river. The perpetual stream of human nature is formed into ever-changing shallows, eddies, falls and pools by the land over which it passes. Perhaps the only real value of history lies in considering this endlessly varied play between the essence and the accidents.

„They had identified themselves with their limitations; they were making a career of them. They had turned from all other reality, and curled up in them snugly, as in a womb.“

—  Mary Renault, buch The Charioteer

Quelle: The Charioteer (1953), p. 141
Kontext: After some years of muddled thinking on the subject, he suddenly saw quite clearly what it was he had been running away from; why he had refused Sandy's first invitation, an what the trouble had been with Charles. It was also the trouble, he perceived, with nine-tenths or the people here tonight. They were specialists. They had not merely accepted their limitations, as Laurie was ready to accept his, loyal to his humanity if not to his sex, and bringing an extra humility to the hard study of human experience. They had identified themselves with their limitations; they were making a career of them. They had turned from all other reality, and curled up in them snugly, as in a womb.

„Those who look in mankind only for their own littleness, and make them believe in that, kill more than he ever will in all his wars.“

—  Mary Renault, buch The Persian Boy

On Alexander the Great, p. 312
The Persian Boy (1972)
Kontext: It is better to believe in men too rashly, and regret, than believe too meanly. Men could be more than they are, if they would try for it. He has shown them that. How many have tried, because of him? Not only those I have seen; there will be men to come. Those who look in mankind only for their own littleness, and make them believe in that, kill more than he ever will in all his wars.

„The perpetual stream of human nature is formed into ever-changing shallows, eddies, falls and pools by the land over which it passes.“

—  Mary Renault, buch The Mask of Apollo

The Mask of Apollo (1966)
Kontext: Christianity and Islam have changed irrevocably the moral reflexes of the world. The philosopher Herakleitos said with profound truth that you cannot step twice into the same river. The perpetual stream of human nature is formed into ever-changing shallows, eddies, falls and pools by the land over which it passes. Perhaps the only real value of history lies in considering this endlessly varied play between the essence and the accidents.

„Sometimes it gets so that the only thing is just to say, 'That's what I'd like to feel twenty-four hours a day; but, the hell with it, this is how I feel now.“

—  Mary Renault, buch The Charioteer

Quelle: The Charioteer (1953), p. 285
Kontext: You mustn't get so upset about what you feel, Spud. No one's a hundred per cent consistent all the time. We might like to be. We can plan our lives along certain lines. But you know, there's no future in screwing down all the pressure valves and smashing in the gauge. You can do it for a bit and then something goes. Sometimes it gets so that the only thing is just to say, 'That's what I'd like to feel twenty-four hours a day; but, the hell with it, this is how I feel now.

„How can people trust the harvest, unless they see it sown?“

—  Mary Renault, buch The King Must Die

The King Must Die (1958)
Kontext: Don't you understand even seedtime and reaping? How can people trust the harvest, unless they see it sown?

„Men who hover over their opponents have no cause to evolve a science of wrestling; and Theseus is conventionally shown in combat with hulking of monstrous enemies, living by his wits.“

—  Mary Renault, buch The King Must Die

On her portrayal of Theseus in her books, in her "Author's Note", p. 333
The King Must Die (1958)
Kontext: Men who hover over their opponents have no cause to evolve a science of wrestling; and Theseus is conventionally shown in combat with hulking of monstrous enemies, living by his wits. The tradition that he emulated the feats of Herakles may well embalm some ancient sneer at the over-compensation of a small assertive man. Napoleon comes to mind.
If one examines the legend in this light, a well-defined personality emerges. It is that of a light-weight; brave and aggressive, physically tough and quick; highly sexed and rather promiscuous; touchily proud, but with a feeling for the underdog; resembling Alexander in his precocious competence, gift of leadership, and romantic sense of destiny.

„The rightness of a thing isn't determined by the amount of courage it takes.“

—  Mary Renault, buch The Charioteer

Quelle: The Charioteer (1953), p. 77

„A man is at his youngest when he thinks he is a man, not yet realizing that his actions must show it.“

—  Mary Renault, buch The King Must Die

Quelle: The King Must Die (1958)

„One might have supposed that the true act of love was to lie together and talk.“

—  Mary Renault, buch Fire from Heaven

Quelle: Fire from Heaven

„It is better to believe in men too rashly, and regret, than believe too meanly. Men could be more than they are, if they would try for it. He has shown them that.“

—  Mary Renault, buch The Persian Boy

On Alexander the Great, p. 312
Quelle: The Persian Boy (1972)
Kontext: It is better to believe in men too rashly, and regret, than believe too meanly. Men could be more than they are, if they would try for it. He has shown them that. How many have tried, because of him? Not only those I have seen; there will be men to come. Those who look in mankind only for their own littleness, and make them believe in that, kill more than he ever will in all his wars.

„In hatred as in love, we grow like the thing we brood upon. What we loathe, we graft into our very soul.“

—  Mary Renault, buch The Mask of Apollo

Quelle: The Mask of Apollo (1966)

„You can make an audience see nearly anything, if you yourself believe in it.“

—  Mary Renault, buch The Mask of Apollo

The Mask of Apollo (1966)

„When we serve the great, they are our destiny.“

—  Mary Renault, buch The Persian Boy

Quelle: The Persian Boy (1972), p. 26

Ähnliche Autoren

Doris Lessing Foto
Doris Lessing4
britische Schriftstellerin
Virginia Woolf Foto
Virginia Woolf42
britische Schriftstellerin
Helen Keller Foto
Helen Keller22
amerikanische Schriftstellerin
Anaïs Nin Foto
Anaïs Nin34
US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin
Margaret Atwood Foto
Margaret Atwood20
kanadische Schriftstellerin
Oriana Fallaci Foto
Oriana Fallaci5
italienische Journalistin, Schriftstellerin und Widerstands…
Isabel Allende Foto
Isabel Allende79
chilenische Schriftstellerin
Toni Morrison Foto
Toni Morrison5
US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin und Literaturnobelpreistr…
Colette Foto
Colette8
französische Schriftstellerin, Kabarettistin und Journalist…
Herta Müller Foto
Herta Müller16
rumäniendeutsche Schriftstellerin und Literaturnobelpreistr…
Heutige Jubiläen
Ernest Hemingway Foto
Ernest Hemingway113
US-amerikanischen Schriftsteller 1899 - 1961
Jean Jacques Rousseau Foto
Jean Jacques Rousseau84
französischsprachiger Schriftsteller 1712 - 1778
Hermann Hesse Foto
Hermann Hesse21
deutschsprachiger Schriftsteller 1877 - 1962
Elie Wiesel Foto
Elie Wiesel5
US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller und Überlebender des Holoc… 1928 - 2016
Weitere 67 heutige Jubiläen
Ähnliche Autoren
Doris Lessing Foto
Doris Lessing4
britische Schriftstellerin
Virginia Woolf Foto
Virginia Woolf42
britische Schriftstellerin
Helen Keller Foto
Helen Keller22
amerikanische Schriftstellerin
Anaïs Nin Foto
Anaïs Nin34
US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin
Margaret Atwood Foto
Margaret Atwood20
kanadische Schriftstellerin