Gerald Brenan, fully Edward FitzGerald "Gerald" Brenan

Gerald
Brenan, fully Edward FitzGerald "Gerald" Brenan
1894
1987

British Writer and Hispanist

Author Quotes

We confess our bad qualities to others out of fear of appearing naive or ridiculous by not being aware of them.

Old age takes away from us what we have inherited and gives us what we have earned.

Intellectuals are people who believe that ideas are of more importance than values; that is to say, their own ideas and other people's values.

A bad memory is the mother of invention.

Wisdom means keeping a sense of the fallibility of all our views and opinions, and of the uncertainty and instability of the things we most count on.

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First Name
Gerald
Last Name
Brenan, fully Edward FitzGerald "Gerald" Brenan
Birth Date
1894
Death Date
1987
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British Writer and Hispanist