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Henryk Sienkiewicz

Data di nascita: 5. Maggio 1846
Data di morte: 15. Novembre 1916
Altri nomi:Henryk Adam Aleksander Pius Sienkiewicz

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Henryk Adam Aleksander Pius Sienkiewicz è stato uno scrittore e giornalista polacco. È l'autore del celebre romanzo Quo vadis?, per il quale ha ricevuto nel 1905 il Premio Nobel per la letteratura.

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Frasi Henryk Sienkiewicz

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„I might have been your happiness, and became your misfortune.“

— Henryk Sienkiewicz
Context: I might have been your happiness, and became your misfortune. I am the cause of your death, for if I had been a different man, if I had not been wanting in all principles, all foundations of life, there would not have come upon you the shocks that killed you. Rome, 5 December

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„My position is such that there is no necessity for me to enter into competition with struggling humanity.“

— Henryk Sienkiewicz
Context: My position is such that there is no necessity for me to enter into competition with struggling humanity. As to expensive and ruinous pleasures, I am a sceptic who knows how much they are worth, or rather, knows that they are not worth anything. "Rome, 9 January"

„She wanted to be near her husband, and what would become of me was not taken into account.“

— Henryk Sienkiewicz
Context: Aniela knew very well that her departure would be to me a more dangerous catastrophe than a wound on my head or the loss of an arm or leg; and yet she did not hesitate a moment. I was perfectly aware that it was all her doing. She wanted to be near her husband, and what would become of me was not taken into account. 11 July

„The howls of Cerberus, though resembling thy music, will be less offensive to me, for I have never been the friend of Cerberus, and I need not be ashamed of his howling.“

— Henryk Sienkiewicz
Context: Rome stuffs its ears when it hears thee; the world reviles thee. I can blush for thee no longer, and I have no wish to do so. The howls of Cerberus, though resembling thy music, will be less offensive to me, for I have never been the friend of Cerberus, and I need not be ashamed of his howling. Letter of Petronius to Nero, Ch. 73

„The modern man is conscious of everything, and cannot find a remedy against anything.“

— Henryk Sienkiewicz
Context: Formerly character proved a strong curb for passions; in the present there is not much strength in character, and it grows less and less because of the prevailing scepticism, which is a decomposing element. It is like a bacillus breeding in the human soul; it destroys the resistant power against the physiological craving of the nerves, of nerves diseased. The modern man is conscious of everything, and cannot find a remedy against anything. 10 November

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