Maxim Gorky

Maxim Gorky

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Author Profession: Literature & Fiction Influences Anton Chekhov, Nikolai Pomyalovsky, Pushkin, Knut Hamsun, August Strin Anton Chekhov, Nikolai Pomyalovsky, Pushkin, Knut Hamsun, August Strindberg ...more
Born: March 28, 1868
Died: June 18, 1936
Birth Sign: Aries

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The most beautiful words in the English language are 'not guilty'.

You must write for children in the same way as you do for adults, only better.

Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is.

You can't do without philosophy, since everything has its hidden meaning which we must know.

When work is a pleasure, life is a joy! When work is a duty, life is slavery.

Only mothers can think of the future - because they give birth to it in their children.

A good man can be stupid and still be good. But a bad man must have brains.

There is no one on earth more disgusting and repulsive than he who gives alms. Even as there is no one so miserable as he who accepts them.

When one loves somebody everything is clear - where to go, what to do - it all takes care of itself and one doesn't have to ask anybody about anything.

In the maxim of the past you cannot go anywhere.

What 'jazz' means to me is the worst kind of working conditions, the worst in cultural prejudice. The term 'jazz' has come to mean the abuse and exploitation of black musicians.

Many contemporary authors drink more than they write.

When everything is easy one quickly gets stupid.

Everybody, my friend, everybody lives for something better to come. That's why we want to be considerate of every man - Who knows what's in him, why he was born and what he can do?

One has to be able to count if only so that at fifty one doesn't marry a girl of twenty.

In the carriages of the past you can't go anywhere.

The success of our operas rests most of the time in the hands of the conductor. This person is as necessary as a tenor or a prima donna. Giuseppe Verdi

My mother was against me being an actress - until I introduced her to Frank Sinatra. Angie Dickinson bio

My definition of a friend is somebody who adores you even though they know the things you're most ashamed of. Jodie Foster

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