George Steiner quotes

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I owe everything to a system that made me learn by heart till I wept. As a result I have thousands of lines of poetry by heart. I ...
Men are accomplices to that which leaves them indifferent.
There is something terribly wrong with a culture inebriated by noise and gregariousness.
To many men ... the miasma of peace seems more suffocating than the bracing air of war.
The critic lives at second hand. He writes about. The poem, the novel, or the play must be given to him; criticism exists by the g ...
The violent illiteracies of the graffiti, the clenched silence of the adolescent, the nonsense cries from the stage-happening, are ...
It is not the literal past that rules us, save, possibly, in a biological sense. It is images of the past.... Each new historical ...
The new sound-sphere is global. It ripples at great speed across languages, ideologies, frontiers and races.... The economics of t ...
The immense majority of human biographies are a gray transit between domestic spasm and oblivion.
Words that are saturated with lies or atrocity, do not easily resume life.
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