Quotes by Gerald Brenan

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Gerald Brenan (1894-1987) was an English writer who spent much of his life in Spain. He is best known for The Spanish Labyrinth, a work of history on the background to the Spanish Civil War. He was awarded a CBE in 1982, and was much honoured in Spain.

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Everyone is a bore to someone. That is unimportant. The things to avoid is being a bore to oneself.

Middle age snuffs out more talent than even wars or sudden death does.
We are closer to the ants than to the butterflies. Very few people can endure much leisure.

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