Quotations About / On: EPIC

  • 11.
    Children are incurable romantics. Brimful of romance and tragedy, we whirl through childhood hopelessly in love with our parents. In our epic imagination, we love and are loved with a passion so natural and innocent we may never know its like as adults.
    (Roger Gould (20th century), U.S. psychotherapist and author. Transformations, sec. 1, ch. 1 (1978).)
  • 12.
    Eschew the monumental. Shun the Epic. All the guys who can paint great big pictures can paint great small ones.
    (Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961), U.S. author. Letter, January 5-6, 1932. Published in Selected Letters, ed. Carlos Baker (1981).)
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  • 13.
    Once I planned to write a book of poems entirely about the things in my pocket. But I found it would be too long; and the age of the great epics is past.
    (Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936), British author. "A Piece of Chalk," Tremendous Trifles (1909).)
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  • 14.
    The drama is complete poetry. The ode and the epic contain it only in germ; it contains both of them in a state of high development, and epitomizes both.
    (Victor Hugo (1802-1885), French poet, novelist, playwright, essayist. Trans. by William G. Allen. Cromwell, preface (1827).)
    More quotations from: Victor Hugo, ode, epic, poetry
  • 15.
    A good video game distracts you from how shitty life is.
    An epic video game makes you realize that life is shitty in ways you never even thought of.
    (life)
    More quotations from: Daya Nandan
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