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Georges Bernanos
(1888-1948) born on
Feb 20
French novelist, polemical writer. His masterpiece, "The Diary of a Country Priest," established him as one of the most original and independent Roman Catholic writers of his time.
         
   
F
The world is eaten up by boredom. . . . It is like dust. You go about and never notice, you breathe it in . . . . It is sifted so fine, it doesn't even grit on your teeth. But stand still for an instant and there it is, coating your face and hands.

R
Faith is not a thing which one "loses," we merely cease to shape our lives by it.
A
A thought which does not result in an action is nothing much, and an action which does not proceed from a thought is nothing at all.
N
Little things seem nothing, but they give peace, like those meadow flowers which individually seem odorless but all together perfume the air.
K
It is the perpetual dread of fear, the fear of fear, that shapes the face of a brave man.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "The Diary of a Country Priest," ch. 1, 1936.
R: "The Diary of a Country Priest," ch. 4, 1936.
A: "The Last Essays of Georges Bernanos," "France Before the World of Tomorrow," 1955.
N: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
K: "The Diary of a Country Priest," ch. 4, 1936.
   


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