Show us a man who never makes a mistake and we will show you a man who never makes anything. The capacity for occasional blundering is inseparable from the capacity to bring things to pass. The only men who are past the danger of making mistakes are the men who sleep at Greenwood.H. L. Wayland
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Julian Barnes (b. 19 January 1946) British novelist and short story writer.
- I read Hemingway's posthumous Paris memoirs, rumoured to have been written by his wife (`Out of the question,' Toni assured me, `they're so badly written they must be authentic').
- Page 85.
A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters (1989)
- You need one of those slave-driving old studio bosses if you ask me, not a sensitive graduate who went into movies because he liked the clouds in Antonioni and then turned himself into a nouvelle vague Deutscher all hot for Truthspiel.
- Page 194.
- See wikipedia on Michelangelo Antonioni.
Talking It Over (1991)
- Now, Stuart, as you will discover if you have not done so already, believes that the principal raison d'etre of food is to conceal from public view the hideous pattern on the plate beneath.
- Page 28.
- This is I have to admit, one murky compartment of the female psyche which has yet to benefit from the oven-scourer of Reason.
- Page 43.