Gerald Stanley Lee Quotes

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Gerald Stanley Lee Quotes

There is never any real danger in allowing a pedestal for a hero. He never has time to sit on it. One sees him always over and over again kicking his pedestal out from under him, and using it to batter a world with.
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Turning the other cheek is a kind of moral jiu-jitsu.

— Gerald Stanley Lee

It is never the machines that are dead. It is only the mechanically-minded men that are dead.

— Gerald Stanley Lee

We have had the stone age; we have had the iron age; and now we have the sky age, and the sky telegraph, and sky men, and sky cities. Mountains of stone are built out of men's visions. Towers and skyscrapers swing up out of their wills and up out of their hearts.

— Gerald Stanley Lee

I am through generalizing about ideas apart from men who generate them. I am through writing books about the dead, or writing books about the living to the unborn (tucked away as Literature) or writing books about the unborn to the living (whiffed away as prophecy). I put up my life on advertising the living to the living, on making men of genius known to the people and interpreted to their time, that the time in which I live, may live face to face with its men of vision and that they may live face to face with one another.

— Gerald Stanley Lee

To be original is to discover the commonplace of a thousand years
to face at first the sneer that no one would have thought of it, and at last the indifference because any one would.

— Gerald Stanley Lee

A vice is a failure of desire

— Gerald Stanley Lee

The first and most practical step in getting what one wants in this world is wanting it. One would think that the next step would be expressing what one wants. But it almost never is. It generally consists in wanting it still harder.

— Gerald Stanley Lee

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