Quotes by: Georg Brandes

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Georg Brandes
Georg Brandes, sketch for a painting by P.S. Krøyer, 1900
Born Georg Morris Cohen Brandes
(1842-02-04)4 February 1842
Copenhagen, Denmark
Died 19 February 1927(1927-02-19) (aged 85)
Copenhagen, Denmark
Occupation Critic
Nationality Danish
Education University of Copenhagen
Relatives Edvard Brandes (brother)

When I was a little boy I did not, of course, trouble much about my appearance.
Georg Brandes
Any feeling that I was enriching my mind from those surrounding me was unfortunately rare with me.
Georg Brandes
A love for humanity came over me, and watered and fertilised the fields of my inner world which had been lying fallow, and this love of humanity vented itself in a vast compassion.
Georg Brandes
But when I was twelve years old I caught my first strong glimpse of one of the fundamental forces of existence, whose votary I was destined to be for life - namely, Beauty.
Georg Brandes
I did not know what it was to be happy for a whole day at a time, scarcely for an hour.
Georg Brandes
But I did not find any positive inspiration in my studies until I approached my nineteenth year.
Georg Brandes
My first experiences of academic friendship made me smile in after years when I looked back on them. But my circle of acquaintances had gradually grown so large that it was only natural new friendships should grow out of it.
Georg Brandes
It gradually dawned upon me that there was no one more difficult to please than my mother.
Georg Brandes
Poor is the power of the lead that becomes bullets compared to the power of the hot metal that becomes types.
Georg Brandes
Six hours a day I lived under school discipline in active intercourse with people none of whom were known to those at home, and the other hours of the twenty-four I spent at home, or with relatives of the people at home, none of whom were known to anybody at school.
Georg Brandes
That a literature in our time is living is shown in that way that it debates problems.
Georg Brandes
On the whole, the world was friendly. It chiefly depended on whether one were good or not.
Georg Brandes
It was jolly in the country. A cow and little pigs to play with and milk warm from the cow.
Georg Brandes
The person upon whom the schoolboys' attention centred was, of course, the Headmaster.
Georg Brandes
I was not afraid of what I did not like. To overcome dislike of a thing often satisfied one's feeling of honour.
Georg Brandes
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