Guy Sajer Famous Quotes & Sayings

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26 Guy Sajer Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

Guy Sajer Sayings By Guy Sajer: Only happy people have nightmares, from overeating. For those who live a nightmare reality, sleep Only happy people have nightmares, from overeating. For those who live a nightmare reality, sleep is a black hole, lost in time, like death. — Guy Sajer
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Guy Sajer Sayings By Maria Montessori: The child builds his inmost self out of the deeply held impressions he receives. The child builds his inmost self out of the deeply held impressions he receives. — Maria Montessori
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Guy Sajer Sayings By Guy Sajer: Only victors have stories to tell,we the vanquished were then thought ofas cowards and weaklings Only victors have stories to tell,
we the vanquished were then thought of
as cowards and weaklings whose memories
and fears should not be remembered. — Guy Sajer
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Guy Sajer Sayings By Guy Sajer: Too many people learn about war with no inconvenience to themselves. They read about Verdun Too many people learn about war with no inconvenience to themselves. They read about Verdun or Stalingrad without comprehension, sitting in a comfortable armchair, with their feet beside the fire, preparing to go about their business the next day, as usual.
One should really read such accounts under compulsion, in discomfort, considering oneself fortunate not to be describing the events in a letter home, writing from a hole in the mud. One should read about war in the worst circumstances, when everything is going badly, remembering that the torments of peace are trivial, and not worth any white hairs. Nothing is really serious in the tranquility of peace; only an idiot could be really disturbed by a question of salary.
One should read about war standing up, late at night, when one is tired, as I am writing about it now, at dawn, while my asthma attack wears off. And even now, in my sleepless exhaustion, how gentle and easy peace seems! — Guy Sajer
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Guy Sajer Sayings By Guy Sajer: I have used the words and expressions which my experiences from Minsk to Kharkov to I have used the words and expressions which my experiences from Minsk to Kharkov to the Don suggested to me. But I should have reserved those words and expressions for what came later, even though they are not strong enough. It is a mistake to use intense words without carefully weighing and measuring them, or they will have already been used when one needs them later. It's a mistake, for instance, to used the word frightful to describe a few broken up companions mixed into the ground: but it's a mistake that might be forgiven. — Guy Sajer
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Guy Sajer Sayings By Neal Stephenson: A few dud universes can really clutter up your basement. A few dud universes can really clutter up your basement. — Neal Stephenson
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Guy Sajer Sayings By George Saunders: I can look back and see that I've spent much of my life in a I can look back and see that I've spent much of my life in a cloud of things that have tended to push "being kind" to the periphery. Things like: Anxiety. Fear. Insecurity. Ambition. The mistaken belief that enough accomplishment will rid me of all that anxiety, fear, insecurity, and ambition. The belief that if I can only accrue enough - enough accomplishment, money, fame - my neuroses will disappear. I've been in this fog certainly since, at least, my own graduation day. Over the years I've felt: Kindness, sure - but first let me finish this semester, this degree, this book; let me succeed at this job, and afford this house, and raise these kids, and then, finally, when all is accomplished, I'll get started on the kindness. Except it never all gets accomplished. It's a cycle that can go on ... well, forever. — George Saunders
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Guy Sajer Sayings By Guy Sajer: Abandoned by a God in whom many of us believed, we lay prostrate and dazed Abandoned by a God in whom many of us believed, we lay prostrate and dazed in our demi-tomb. From time to time, one of us would look over the parapet to stare across the dusty plain into the east, from which death might bear down on us at any moment. We felt like lost souls, who had forgotten that men are made for something else, that time exists, and hope, and sentiments other than anguish; that friendship can be more than ephemeral, that love can sometimes occur, that the earth can be productive, and used for something other than burying the dead. — Guy Sajer
Guy Sajer Sayings By Guy Sajer: I had often thought that if I managed to live through the war I wouldn't I had often thought that if I managed to live through the war I wouldn't expect too much of life. How could one resent disappointment in love if life itself was continuously in doubt? Since Belgorod, terror had overturned all my preconceptions, and the pace of life had been so intense one no longer knew what elements of ordinary life to abandon in order to maintain some semblance of balance. I was still unresigned to the idea of death, but I had already sworn to myself during moments of intense fear that I would exchange anything - fortune, love, even a limb - if I could simply survive. — Guy Sajer
Guy Sajer Sayings By Ralph Hodgson: Did anyone ever have a boring dream? Did anyone ever have a boring dream? — Ralph Hodgson
Guy Sajer Sayings By Helen Oyeyemi: How long had the Doc been crazy? I don't know. Quite some time, I guess. How long had the Doc been crazy? I don't know. Quite some time, I guess. Don't worry. He was only a general practitioner. — Helen Oyeyemi
Guy Sajer Sayings By Tim Hecker: I'm not an anti-online person. I get what the modern world's about and I understand I'm not an anti-online person. I get what the modern world's about and I understand that that's the nature of music dissemination. — Tim Hecker
Guy Sajer Sayings By H.L. Mencken: No one in this world, so far as I know - and I have searched No one in this world, so far as I know - and I have searched the records for years, and employed agents to help me - has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people. — H.L. Mencken
Guy Sajer Sayings By Randolph Sinks Foster: Death must obliterate all memories and affections and ideas and laws, or the awakening in Death must obliterate all memories and affections and ideas and laws, or the awakening in the next world will be amid the welcomes, and loves and raptures of those who left us with tearful farewells, and with dying promises that they would wait to welcomes us when we should arrive. And so they do. Not sorrowfully, not anxiously, but lovingly, they wait to bid us welcome. — Randolph Sinks Foster
Guy Sajer Sayings By Bogdan Vaida: There are no undecideds. There are only people that decided to be undecided. There are no undecideds. There are only people that decided to be undecided. — Bogdan Vaida
Guy Sajer Sayings By Guy Sajer: War always reaches the depths of horror because of idiots who perpetuate terror from generation War always reaches the depths of horror because of idiots who perpetuate terror from generation to generation under the pretext of vengeance. — Guy Sajer
Guy Sajer Sayings By Guy Sajer: Only the victors have stories to tell. We, the vanquished, were all cowards and weaklings Only the victors have stories to tell. We, the vanquished, were all cowards and weaklings by then, whose memories, fears, and enthusiasms should not be remembered. — Guy Sajer
Guy Sajer Sayings By Guy Sajer: It is a mistake to use intense words without carefully weighing and measuring them, or It is a mistake to use intense words without carefully weighing and measuring them, or they will have already been used when one needs them later. — Guy Sajer
Guy Sajer Sayings By Guy Sajer: As I remember his laugh, there was nothing mad about it, it was more like As I remember his laugh, there was nothing mad about it, it was more like the laugh of someone who has been the victim of a practical joke, a farce in which he had believed until suddenly he realized his folly. — Guy Sajer
Guy Sajer Sayings By Craig Johnson: A beautiful, intelligent woman with a body like Salome and a mouth like a saltwater A beautiful, intelligent woman with a body like Salome and a mouth like a saltwater crocodile. — Craig Johnson
Guy Sajer Sayings By Guy Sajer: Men who have embraced one idea can live only by and for that idea. Beyond Men who have embraced one idea can live only by and for that idea. Beyond it, they have nothing but their memories. — Guy Sajer
Guy Sajer Sayings By Guy Sajer: A day came when I should have died, and after that nothing seemed very important. A day came when I should have died, and after that nothing seemed very important. So I have stayed as I am, without regret, separated from the normal human condition. — Guy Sajer
Guy Sajer Sayings By Guy Sajer: No time to spare: the expression assumed its full significance, as so many expressions do No time to spare: the expression assumed its full significance, as so many expressions do in wartime. — Guy Sajer
Guy Sajer Sayings By Shunryu Suzuki: Enlightenment is not a complete remedy. Enlightenment is not a complete remedy. — Shunryu Suzuki
Guy Sajer Sayings By Guy Sajer: The problems I had existed before I did, and I discovered them. The problems I had existed before I did, and I discovered them. — Guy Sajer
Guy Sajer Sayings By Guy Sajer: Then there was the war, and I married it because there was nothing else when Then there was the war, and I married it because there was nothing else when I reached the age of falling in love. — Guy Sajer