„I read once that the true mark of a pro — at anything — is that he understands, loves, and is good at even the drudgery of his profession.“

I Want to be a Mathematician: An Automathography (1985)

Obtenido de Wikiquote. Última actualización 22 de Mayo de 2020. Historia
Paul Halmos Foto
Paul Halmos7
matemático estadounidense 1916 - 2006

Citas similares

Cassandra Clare Foto
Cassandra Clare Foto
Elie Wiesel Foto
Martin Amis Foto

„I once wrote, in The Information, that an Englishman wouldn't bother to attend a reading even if the author in question was his favorite living writer, and also his long-lost brother — even if the reading was taking place next door.“

—  Martin Amis Welsh novelist 1949

Contexto: I once wrote, in The Information, that an Englishman wouldn't bother to attend a reading even if the author in question was his favorite living writer, and also his long-lost brother — even if the reading was taking place next door. Whereas Americans go out and do things. But Meeting the Author, for me, is Meeting the Reader. Some of the little exchanges that take place over the signing table I find very fortifying: they make up for some of the other stuff you get.

John Keats Foto
Logan Pearsall Smith Foto

„The test of a vocation is the love of the drudgery it involves.“

—  Logan Pearsall Smith British American-born writer 1865 - 1946

Art and Letters.
Afterthoughts (1931)

François Fénelon Foto

„The good historian is not for any time or any country: while he loves his fatherland, he never flatters it in anything.“

—  François Fénelon Catholic bishop 1651 - 1715

Le bon historien n'est d'aucun temps ni d'aucun pays: quoiqu'il aime sa patrie, il ne la flatte jamais en rien.
Lettre sur les Occupations de l'Académie Française, sect. 8, cited from Œuvres de Fénelon (Paris: Lefèvre, 1835) vol. 3, p. 240; translation by Patrick Riley, from Hans Blom et al. (eds.) Monarchisms in the Age of Enlightenment (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2007) p. 86.

Paulo Coelho Foto

„You must understand that love never keeps a man from pursuing his destiny. If he abandons that pursuit, it's because it wasn't true love.“

—  Paulo Coelho, libro El alquimista

Variante: You must understand that love never keeps a man from pursuing his destiny. If he abandons that pursuit, it's because it wasn't true love... the love that speaks the Language of the World.
Fuente: The Alchemist

John Green Foto

„As he read, I fell in love the way you fall asleep; Slowly, and then all at once.“

—  John Green, libro Bajo la misma estrella

Hazel Grace Lancaster, p. 125
Compare Ernest Hemingway, speaking about the process of going bankrupt: "'Gradually and then suddenly.'"
The Fault in Our Stars (2012)

Miles Davis Foto
Marjane Satrapi Foto
Mohammad Reza Pahlavi Foto
Hector Berlioz Foto

„You request me to tell you…if it is true that the creed of all who profess to love high and serious art is: "There is no God but Bach, and Mendelssohn is his prophet?"“

—  Hector Berlioz, Mémoires

Vous me priez de vous dire…S'il est vrai que l'acte de foi de tout ce qui prétend aimer l'art élevé et sérieux soit celui-ci : "Il n'y a pas d'autre Dieu que Bach, et Mendelssohn est son prophète"?
"Premier Voyage en Allemagne", Quatrième lettre, p. 285
Mémoires (1870)

Bob Dylan Foto
Stanisław Lem Foto
Cassandra Clare Foto
Paulo Coelho Foto
Primo Levi Foto

„He could hardly read or write but his heart spoke the language of the good“

—  Primo Levi Italian chemist, memoirist, short story writer, novelist, essayist 1919 - 1987

Sir Alexander Cockburn, 12th Baronet Foto

Temas relacionados