Language Is A Virus

George Steiner Quotes

George Steiner Quotes & Quotations
Name:
George Steiner
Type:
Critic
Nationality:
American
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    Language can only deal meaningfully with a special, restricted segment of reality. The rest, and it is presumably the much larger part, is silence. George_SteinerGeorge Steiner
  • 2
    Men are accomplices to that which leaves them indifferent. George_SteinerGeorge Steiner
  • 3
    The age of the book is almost gone. George_SteinerGeorge Steiner
  • 4
    The immense majority of human biographies are a gray transit between domestic spasm and oblivion. George_SteinerGeorge Steiner
  • 5
    The most important tribute any human being can pay to a poem or a piece of prose he or she really loves is to learn it by heart. Not by brain, by heart; the expression is vital. George_SteinerGeorge Steiner
  • 6
    The ordinary man casts a shadow in a way we do not quite understand. The man of genius casts light. George_SteinerGeorge Steiner
  • 7
    To many men... the miasma of peace seems more suffocating than the bracing air of war. George_SteinerGeorge Steiner
  • 8
    We know that a man can read Goethe or Rilke in the evening, that he can play Bach and Schubert, and go to his day's work at Auschwitz in the morning. George_SteinerGeorge Steiner
  • 9
    Words that are saturated with lies or atrocity, do not easily resume life. George_SteinerGeorge Steiner