Gerald Brenan


Gerald Brenan Quotes

  • ''The difference between a photograph and even the most realistic painting—say, one of Courbet's landscapes—is that in the latter there has been selection, emphasis and some discreet distortion. The painter's deep instinctive feeling for mass and force has rearranged everything.''
    Gerald Branan (1894-1987), British author. Thoughts in a Dry Season, Cambridge University Press (1978).
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  • ''Miracles are like jokes. They relieve our tension suddenly by setting us free from the chain of cause and effect.''
    Gerald Branan (1894-1987), British author. Thoughts in a Dry Season, Cambridge University Press (1978).
  • ''Married love is a stream that, after a certain length of time, sinks into the earth and flows underground. Something is there, but one does not know what. Only the vegetation shows that there is still water.''
    Gerald Branan (1894-1987), British author. Thoughts in a Dry Season: A Miscellany, Cambridge University Press (1978).

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