Lytton Strachey Quotes
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If this is dying, then I don't think much of it.
The art of biography seems to have fallen on evil times in England. … With us, the most delicate and humane of all the branches of the art of writing has been relegated to the journeymen of letters; we do not reflect that it is perhaps as difficult to write a good life as to live one.
In pure mathematics the maximum of detachment appears to be reached: the mind moves in an infinitely complicated pattern, which is absolutely free from temporal considerations. Yet this very freedom - the essential condition of the mathematician's activity - perhaps gives him an unfair advantage. He can only be wrong - he cannot cheat.
The time was out of joint, and he was only too delighted to have been born to set it right.
Of Hurrell Froude