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Patrick White Quotes

Patrick White Quotes & Quotations
Patrick White
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  • 1
    As a result of the asthma I was sent to school in the country, and only visited Sydney for brief, violently asthmatic sojourns on my way to a house we owned in the Blue Mountains. Patrick-WhitePatrick White
  • 2
    During the early, comparatively uneventful months I hovered between London and New York writing too hurriedly a second novel, The Living and the Dead. Patrick-WhitePatrick White
  • 3
    Even if a university should turn out to be another version of a school, I had decided I could lose myself afterwards as an anonymous particle of the London I already loved. Patrick-WhitePatrick White
  • 4
    Here I hope to continue living, and while I still have the strength, to people the Australian emptiness in the only way I am able. Patrick-WhitePatrick White
  • 5
    I have tried to celebrate the park, which means so much to so many of us, in The Eye of the Storm and in some of the shorter novels of The Cockatoos. Patrick-WhitePatrick White
  • 6
    I think it is impossible to explain faith. It is like trying to explain air, which one cannot do by dividing it into its component parts and labeling them scientifically. It must be breathed to be understood. Patrick-WhitePatrick White
  • 7
    In 1964, submerged by the suburbs reaching farther into the country, we left Castle Hill, and moved into the centre of the city. Patrick-WhitePatrick White
  • 8
    In spite of holidays when I was free to visit London theatres and explore the countryside, I spent four very miserable years as a colonial at an English school. Patrick-WhitePatrick White
  • 9
    My father and mother were second cousins, though they did not meet till shortly before their marriage. Patrick-WhitePatrick White
  • 10
    Probably induced by the asthma, I started reading and writing early on, my literary efforts from the age of about nine running chiefly to poetry and plays. Patrick-WhitePatrick White
  • 11
    The failure of The Aunt's Story and the need to learn a language afresh made me wonder whether I should ever write another word. Patrick-WhitePatrick White
  • 12
    Then about 1951 I began writing again, painfully, a novel I called in the beginning A Life Sentence on Earth, but which developed into The Tree of Man. Patrick-WhitePatrick White
  • 13
    When I was rising eighteen I persuaded my parents to let me return to Australia and at least see whether I could adapt myself to life on the land before going up to Cambridge. Patrick-WhitePatrick White