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Robert Fitzgerald Quotes and Sayings

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Yes, living voices in a living language,
so it seemed to us.
- Robert Fitzgerald

I think that everyone who took part has always been grateful for it.
- Robert Fitzgerald

The invention of Bob Dylan with his guitar belongs
in its way to the same kind of tradition of something meant to be heard,
as the songs of Homer.
- Robert Fitzgerald

I think there are perhaps two ways in which one can begin.
- Robert Fitzgerald

 

In fact, eloquence in English will inevitably make
use of the Latin element in our vocabulary.
- Robert Fitzgerald

There must of course be a relationship between translating
and making poems of your own,
but what it is I just don't know.
- Robert Fitzgerald

One should indeed read Pope with his notes available,
in the Twickenham edition possibly, to see what a vast
amount he did understand about Homer.
- Robert Fitzgerald

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Poetry is at least an elegance and at most a revelation.
- Robert Fitzgerald

In a way you can feel that the poet actually is looking over your shoulder,
and you say to yourself, now, how would this go for
him? Would this do or not?
- Robert Fitzgerald

Of course the other and more serious way in which it
all happens is that one finds in poems and language
some quality one appropriates for oneself and wishes to reproduce.
- Robert Fitzgerald

What the translator - myself in particular -
does is not comparable to what the Homeric performer was doing.
- Robert Fitzgerald

Well, maybe so, although I don't think I am particularly gifted in languages.
In fact, oddly enough, it may have something to do
with my being slow at languages.
- Robert Fitzgerald

Is encouragement what the poet needs? Open question.
Maybe he needs discouragement.
In fact, quite a few of them need more discouragement,
the most discouragement possible.
- Robert Fitzgerald

That helped me to keep in touch with myself and to
keep in touch with this really quite extraordinary
language and literature into which I had pushed a little way.
- Robert Fitzgerald

I would then go on to say that Homer,
as we now know, was working in what they call an oral tradition.
- Robert Fitzgerald

I think it was lucky that during most of the work on
the Odyssey I lived on Homer's sea in houses that were,
in one case, shaken by the impact of the Mediterranean
winter storms on the rocks below.
- Robert Fitzgerald

Words began to appear in English and to make some kind of equivalent.
For what satisfaction it is hard to say,
except that something seems unusually piercing,
living, handsome, in another language,
and since English is yours, you wish it to be there too.
- Robert Fitzgerald

Homer's whole language, the language in which he lived,
the language that he breathed, because he never saw it,
or certainly those who formed his tradition never saw it,
in characters on the pages.
It was all on the tongue and in the ear.
- Robert Fitzgerald

Well, with the French language, which I understood and spoke,
however imperfectly, and read in great quantities,
at certain times, the matter I suppose was slightly
different from either Latin or Greek.
- Robert Fitzgerald

The question is how to bring a work of imagination
out of one language that was just as taken-for-granted
by the persons who used it as our language is by ourselves.
Nothing strange about it.
- Robert Fitzgerald

Yes, and there were changes of light on landscapes
and changes of direction of the wind and the force of the wind and weather.
That whole scene is too important in Homer to neglect.
- Robert Fitzgerald

The heart of the matter seems to me to be the direct
interaction between one's making a poem in English
and a poem in the language that one understands and values.
I don't see how you can do it otherwise.
- Robert Fitzgerald

Now, the language that had grown up and formed itself
on those principles is what one is dealing with,
and the problem is to bring a work of art in that medium
into another medium formed on different principles
and heard and understood in a different way.
- Robert Fitzgerald

Say NO to the demands of the world.
Say YES to the longings of your own heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

As the evening beckons with the promise of tomorrow...
may your gratitude rise up and with strength answer, "yes."
- Mary Anne Radmacher PHOTO

I say NO to the demands of the world.
I say YES to the longings of my own heart.
There is nothing I ever need to have.
There is nothing I ever need to do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

As you awaken,
may your dreams greet you by name,
and may you answer, "Yes!"
- Mary Anne Radmacher PHOTO

Never allow a person to tell you NO
who doesn't have the power to say YES.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

And yes, I loved.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Ideas, yes.
Inspiration, yes.
Creativity, yes.
Planning, yes.
Perseverance, yes.
More perseverance, yes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One whispered yes becomes the wind song over an ocean of no's.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Today, I say yes to forgiving.
I commit to being for-giving love
and for-giving compassion in all areas of my life.
- Sheri Rosenthal

Your informed, "no," to a particular service
allows another to offer their
gifted and unreserved, "yes."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

A "No" uttered from deepest conviction
is better and greater than a "Yes" merely uttered to please,
or what is worse, to avoid trouble.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The big question is whether you are going to be able
to say a hearty yes to your adventure.
- Joseph Campbell

Yes! it takes courage to act upon your dreams.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Oh yes, the past can hurt.
But, you can either run from it or, learn from it.
- the movie The Lion King

You can live the life you love -
even in the face of the most challenging circumstances.
While sometimes it may appear that life throws more obstacles
in your path than you can handle,
you can always choose to be happy.
Yes, you are that powerful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I say NO to the demands of the world.
I say YES to the longings of my own heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I say "YES" to the opportunities life offers me.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Walk on road, hmmm?
Walk left side, safe. Walk right side, safe.
Walk middle, sooner or later get squish just like grape.
Here, karate, same thing.
Either you karate do "yes" or karate do "no."
You karate do "guess so," squish just like grape. Understand?
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

Make your "yes" mean yes,
and your "no" mean no.
- John Wooden

I say YES to the longings of my own heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It's YOUR time - it's YOUR life -
YOU get to choose how you use it. T
here is no way that your life is "supposed" to be.
Your parents had their vision for your life.
Your boss, your spouse, your church, your friends,
and even the family next door have their ideas
of how you should live your life.
What about YOUR vision for your life?
What do YOU want?
YES, it matters what you want.
YES you can have what you want.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

God creates out of nothing. Wonderful you say.
Yes, to be sure, but he does what is still more wonderful:
he makes saints out of sinners.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. "Pooh?" he whispered.
"Yes, Piglet?"
"Nothing," said Piglet, taking Pooh's hand.
"I just wanted to be sure of you."
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

The Linux philosophy is 'Laugh in the face of danger'.
Oops.
Wrong One.
'Do it yourself'.
Yes, that's it.
- Linus Torvalds

Yes, Mother.
I can see you are flawed.
You have not hidden it.
That is your greatest gift to me.
- Alice Walker

I imagine that yes is the only living thing.
- e. e. cummings

Yes, we love peace, but we are not willing to take wounds for it,
as we are for war.
- John Andrew Holmes

Yes'm, old friends is always best, 'less you can catch
a new one that's fit to make an old one out of.
- Sarah Orne Jewett

Give your time and efforts freely or not at all.
When you are tempted to say,
"Oh, if I have to, I'll skip my golf game
and watch my daughter play soccer," don't do it.
Either generate the heart-felt emotion
to make the free-will gift,
"I'd love to watch your game today, Sandy,"
or the honesty to decline the request gracefully.
Martyrdom doesn't create happiness
for any of the parties involved.
An honest, "No" is preferable to a coerced "Yes."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My dad taught me true words you have to use in every relationship.
Yes, baby.
- Star Jones

Fear of the unknown is
the greatest fear of humankind,
and death the greatest unknown.
Acknowledging these doubts and the fears
is a powerful beginning.
It is liberating to say,
"Yes, I don't know, and yes, I am afraid."
Beyond that, the path to happiness
lies in living in the moment -
enjoying what you are doing today.
You don't need a reason to be happy,
just a choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"Rabbit's clever," said Pooh thoughtfully.
"Yes," said Piglet, "Rabbit's clever."
"And he has Brain."
"Yes," said Piglet, "Rabbit has Brain."
There was a long silence.
"I suppose," said Pooh, "that that's why he never understands anything."
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

And then I asked him with my eyes to ask again yes
and then he asked me would I yes and his heart was
going like mad and yes I said yes I will yes.
- James Joyce

Were there stories I wrote along the way that were terrible clinkers? God,
yes.
But they were all a product of their time,
and I did the best I could.
- Len Wein

That's my curse, I see the politics within these things
and so I don't say yes to them.
- Alex Cox

Yes, but don't forget I also have the luxury of the
worlds finest band when it gets lonely.
- Adrian Belew

Yes, I've been very preoccupied with the survivor all through my work.
- Robert Jay Lifton

It was really terrific but Foreigner was nothing like
Yes and that style did not suit our music.
- Lou Gramm

Yes, Pluton, actually, in the play.
And I play him in my most stentorian voice.
- Phil Lesh

Yes, you must have the courage of being free.
- Jose Carreras

And I went through a lot of detours and I took a lot
of roads and things so yes,
that's all there, but it's not meant to be shocking or telltale.
- Kim Novak

Yes, I know I've played these women,
but I'm not really conniving at all.
- Annette Bening

Oh yes.
I'm an actor, so I just learn my lines,
and show up and do it.
I gave it a little bit of thought.
- Anthony Hopkins

So, yes, I believe in angels, absolutely,
I do.
- Della Reese

Yes, America is gigantic, but a gigantic mistake.
- Sigmund Freud

Yes, I'm of the old guard, liberal Republican.
- Mark Hatfield

Yes, you can lose somebody overnight,
yes, your whole life can be turned upside down.
Life is short.
It can come and go like a feather in the wind.
- Shania Twain

I hate a man who always says "yes" to me.
When I say "no" I like a man who also says "no."
- Samuel Goldwyn


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