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Entries Tagged as 'Alasdair Gray'

He might even be a writer

April 23rd, 2013 · 2 Comments

“Nobody is as crazy as a man who thinks he is important.” – Alasdair Gray, Lanark Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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Assemblage, anyone?

April 23rd, 2013 · No Comments

“If the maker’s mind is prepared, the immediate materials are always suitable.” – Alasdair Gray, Lanark Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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You don’t want him to go planting any bombs or anything

April 22nd, 2013 · No Comments

“It is a dangerous thing to suddenly deprive a man of hope–he can turn violent.  It is important to kill hope slowly, so that the loser has time to adjust unconsciously to the loss.” – Alasdair Gray, Lanark (emphasis in original) Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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The dark energy of silence

April 22nd, 2013 · No Comments

“Silence is always proper.  When I understand this better I’ll stop talking.  You won’t be able to hear me for miles.  I will radiate silence like a dark star shining in the gaps between syllables and conversation.” – Alasdair Gray, Lanark Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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He died laughing

April 14th, 2013 · No Comments

“A story can always end happily by stopping at a cheerful moment.  Of course in nature the only end is death, but death hardly ever happens when people are at their best.  That is why we like tragedies.  They show men ending energetically with their wits about them and deserving to do it.” – Alasdair […]

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They’re not better before it, either

April 13th, 2013 · No Comments

“Must everything we do satisfy someone else before it’s worthwhile?  Is everything we do because we enjoy it selfish and useless?  Primary school, secondary school, university, they’ve got the first twenty-four years of our lives numbered off for us and to get into the year above we’ve got to pass an exam.  Everything is done […]

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Busy little bees we be

April 13th, 2013 · No Comments

“When most people leave school they have to live by work which can’t be liked for its own sake and whose practical application is outside their grasp.  Unless they learn to work obediently because they’re told to, and for no other reason, they’ll be unfit for human society.” – Alasdair Gray, Lanark Share this… Facebook […]

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Tags: Alasdair Gray · Economics · Lit & Crit · Politics & Law

You’ve got his number

April 11th, 2013 · 2 Comments

“From an early age I only wanted to deal with what I was sure of, and like all thinkers I soon came to distrust what could only be seen and touched.  The majority believe that floors, ceilings, each other’s bodies, the sun, etc., are the surest things in the world, but soon after going to […]

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Stick a fork in us, we’re done

April 11th, 2013 · No Comments

“Man is the pie that bakes and eats himself and the recipe is separation.” – Alasdair Gray, Lanark Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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That’s not what Big Pharma said

April 8th, 2013 · 2 Comments

“A good doctor does not carry a remedy to his patient, he lets the patient teach him what the remedy is.” – Alasdair Gray, Lanark Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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Sings to mine

April 8th, 2013 · No Comments

“Words are the language of lies and evasions.  Music cannot lie.  Music talks to the heart.” – Alasdair Gray, Lanark Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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For instance, while turning into a toady

April 7th, 2013 · No Comments

“A good life means fighting to be human under growing difficulties.” – Alasdair Gray, Lanark Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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That about covers it

April 7th, 2013 · 2 Comments

“A decent human life should contain discipline, and exertion, and adventure, and be unselfish.” – Alasdair Gray, Lanark Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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We call them our hometowns

April 3rd, 2013 · 2 Comments

“There are cities where work is a prison and time a goad and love a burden.” – Alasdair Gray, Lanark Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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You can do it all by yourself

April 3rd, 2013 · 2 Comments

“Art is the only work open to people who can’t get along with others and still want to be special.” – Alasdair Gray, Lanark Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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Get ’em while they’re hot

April 2nd, 2013 · No Comments

“Moments of vivid excitement are what make life worth living, moments when a man feels exalted and masterful.  We can get them from drugs, crime and gambling, but the price is rather high.” – Alasdair Gray, Lanark Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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