Everyman's Genius

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Bobbs Merrill, 1925 - 365 páginas
 

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Página 127 - I had never before succeeded in perceiving their manner of moving. That evening, however, I saw that frequently two smaller atoms were coupled together, that larger ones seized the two smaller ones, that still larger ones held fast three and even four of the smaller ones and that all whirled around in a bewildering dance. I saw how the larger atoms formed a row and one dragged along still smaller ones at the ends of the chain.
Página 128 - Smaller groups now kept modestly in the background. My mind 's eye, sharpened by repeated visions of a similar sort, now distinguished larger structures of varying forms. Long rows frequently close together, all, in movement, winding and turning like serpents! And see! What was that? One of the serpents seized its own tail and the form whirled mockingly before my eyes.
Página 127 - Clapham Road," waked me from my reverie; but I spent a part of the night writing down sketches of these dream pictures. Thus arose the structural theory. It was very much the same with the Benzene Theory. During my stay in Ghent, Belgium, I occupied pleasant bachelor quarters in the main street. My study, however, was in a narrow alleyway and had, during the day time, no light. For a chemist who spends the hours of daylight in the laboratory this was no disadvantage. I was sitting there engaged in...
Página 127 - ... but I spent a part of the night writing down sketches of these dream pictures. Thus arose the structural theory. It was very much the same with the Benzene Theory. During my stay in Ghent, Belgium, I occupied pleasant bachelor quarters in the main street. My study, however, was in a narrow alleyway and had during the day time no light. For a chemist who spends the hours of daylight in the laboratory this was no disadvantage. I was sitting there engaged in writing my text-book; but it wasn't going...
Página 220 - ... account of his activity in this respect would be to write the history of his times as well as of his life, stretching the narrative into interminable volumes; and yet to omit all account of it would be to neglect a most important part of his usefulness. In this difficulty, I have adopted the method of taking it for granted that the reader is more or less familiar with the political history of the nation, and of referring to Mr. Bryant's position and efforts only in regard to its leading events....
Página 27 - ... but from somewhere above or beyond him, with sourceless connotations of authority. It is this unexpectedness and this authoritativeness which led the Greeks to name the experience genius...
Página 61 - The one indispensable talent for creative art, whether of the theatre or literature or music or plastic representation, is the talent for experiencing. Mary Austin, Everyman's Genius , It is not enough to have great thoughts before doing the work.
Página 298 - ... the prevailing mode. This has been notably the case both in England and America with writers who formed a concept of the literary life in the last quarter of the nineteenth century, on the basis of the literary life as it had been lived by the geniuses of the Victorian age.
Página 127 - I sank into a reverie. The atoms flitted about before my eyes. I had always seen them in movement, these little beings, but I had never succeeded in interpreting the manner of their movement. That day I saw how two small ones often joined into a little pair; how a larger took hold of two smaller, and a still larger clasped three or even four of the small ones, and how all span round in a whirling round-dance.
Página 172 - ... inwardness of other people's lives. If you do not have and register emotions accompanying experience of any kind, then the truth of that experience will come through to you as an abstraction. And in that shape, you...

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