Ronald Syme quotes

  • I found myself losing interest in almost everything, I didn't want to do any of the things I had previously wanted to do and I didn't know why. Everything there was to do seemed like too much work. The opposite of depression is not happiness, but vitality, and it was vitality that seemed to seep away from me in that moment.

  • You cannot set art off in a corner and hope for it to have vitality, reality, and substance.

  • The method of the enterprising is to plan with audacity and execute with vigor.

  • You're spending your life without renewing it. You've got to be amused, properly healthily amused. You're spending your vitality without making any. Can't go on you know. Depression! Avoid depression!

  • The price of our vitality is the sum of all our fears

  • In an autocracy, one person has his way; in an aristocracy, a few people have their way; in a democracy, no one has his way.

  • In summer the empire of insects spreads.

  • The time has come to return integrity, performance and dignity to New York and make it the Empire State once again.

  • By now it is evident that the Soviet Union must gain control of Europe to maintain its empire.

  • The achieved West had given the United States something that no people had ever had before, an internal, domestic empire.

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