James Clavell cytaty

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James Clavell

Data urodzenia: 10. Październik 1924
Data zgonu: 7. Wrzesień 1994
Natępne imiona: 詹姆士.克萊威爾


James Clavell, właśc. Charles Edmund Dumaresq Clavell – pisarz, scenarzysta, reżyser, weteran II wojny światowej. Najbardziej znany ze swojej serii powieści osadzonych w realiach azjatyckich i ich filmowych adaptacji.

Urodził się w Australii, później przyjął obywatelstwo amerykańskie.

Cytaty James Clavell


„It pleases me greatly because it keeps asking me questions …“

— James Clavell
Context: I asked all kinds of people of every age, "You know the 'I pledge allegiance…'" but before I could finish, at once they would all parrot it, the words almost always equally blurred. In every case discovered that not one teacher, ever — or anyone — had ever explained the words to any one of them. Everyone just had to learn it to say it. The Children's Story came into being that day. It was then that I realized how completely vulnerable my child's mind was — any mind for that matter — under controlled circumstances. Normally I write and rewrite and re-rewrite, but this story came quickly — almost by itself. Barely three words were changed. It pleases me greatly because it keeps asking me questions … Questions like what's the use of "I pledge allegiance" without understanding? Like why is it so easy to divert thoughts and implant others? Like what is freedom and why is it so hard to explain? The Children's Story keeps asking me all sorts of questions I cannot answer. Perhaps you can — then your children will… Afterword to his short story "The Children's Story" (1963).

„Grey was not alone in his hatred. The whole of Changi hated King.“

— James Clavell
Context: Grey was not alone in his hatred. The whole of Changi hated King. They hated him for his muscular body, the clear glow in his blue eyes. In the twilight world of the half alive there were no fat or well-built or round or smooth or fair-built or thick-built men. There were only faces dominated by eyes and set on bodies that were skin over sinews and bones. No difference between them but age and face and height. And in all this world, only the King ate like a man, smoked like a man, slept like a man, dreamed like a man and looked like a man. Part 1, Ch. 1.

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