Quotes by Bruce Chatwin

Bruce Chatwin

English travel writer, novelist and journalist

Alive from: 1940-1989

Category: Media | Writers (Contemporary)

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    Even today, when an Aboriginal mother notices the first stirrings of speech in her child, she lets it handle the things of that particular country: leaves, fruit, insects and so forth. We give our children guns and computer games, Wendy said. They gave their children the land.
    Source: The Songlines p. 270
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    I haven't got any special religion this morning. My God is the God of Walkers. If you walk hard enough, you probably don't need any other god.
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    I learned about Chinese ceramics and African sculptures, I aired my scanty knowledge of the French Impressionists, and I prospered.
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    The history of Buenos Aires is written in its telephone directory. Pompey Romanov, Emilio Rommel, Crespina D. Z. de Rose, Ladislao Radziwil, and Elizabeta Marta Callman de Rothschild - five names taken at random from among the R's - told a story of exile, desolation, disillusion, and anxiety behind lace curtains.
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