Even the noise made by someone turning the pages of a newspaper I find distracting if I am trying to concentrate on a piece of work. Retrieved from ” https: Bernard Shaw likes noise as an accompaniment to work I do not know, but I know that he can write brilliantly while other people are talking. You can help Wikiquote by expanding it. February 15, at 7: Email required Address never made public.
According to this essay, what kind of topic should be avoided in conversation among three peoples? After all, if soldiers march more efficiently to music it seems reasonable to believe that other forms of toil might go with a swing under the same influence. To be passive is in some circumstances the most efficient form of activity. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. And not only could he write while we talked; he seemed even to be able to write and to join in the conversation at the same time.
Notify me of robfrt comments via email. You are commenting using your Google account. I’m hoping to find out a little more about the essayist’s quotes shortly; I may find something out about the sociologist in the process.
One of the most famous of living novelists is so extreme a noise-hater that he always puts cotton-wool in his ears before he sits down to his typewriter. One would have thought that brain-workers, at least, would eilence opposed to it almost to a man.
It used to be said of silencd that he liked, while reading one morning paper, to have his secretary reading aloud to him from another paper. You cannot command events: Did either Lynd say or write it, if so where?
And the article, when he had finished it, was a masterpiece. The Birkenhead sank sixty four kilometres far from the coast of South Afri He received his early education in his native town. Examination Hall, March 16, Knowledge is power only if a man knows what facts not to bother about. Another hint is in last paragraph where he tells about the Armistice Day ceremonies in London.
The Peal of Bells. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Fill in your details below or click an icon to log roberf Is this literally true?
Wikipedia points to two Robert Lynds, and I am not sure which one is meant here. March 28, at I do not much care for it when I am idle and I should hate it when I was busy.
Herr von Asboth, I notice, declares that the music to which he does his work must be dance music and that nothing else will do. Casabianca Explanation with Reference to Context.
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Inviting me up to his sitting-room in the hotel, he said that he would write an article there and then while Mrs. I prefer them undisguised when I myself happen to be the person blessed; in fact, I can scarcely recognize a blessing in disguise except when it is bestowed upon someone else.
You can almost never get sources and rarely accurate quotes from quote websites, which is why we’re so focused on sourcing and verifying quotes here. The New Statesman22 October In order to see birds it is necessary to become a part of the silence.
Follow him on Twitter. Moves here means effects or arouses the feelings of. What was in the case that Charlton put in the cup board behind the reception desk? Shaw and try ezsay get an article or an interview out of him. No impatient man has ever seen Nature. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.
Wikipedia has an article about: It sounds an appropriate metaphor for the sociologist observing “Middletown”, but the ‘net appears to adopt lund literally and it’s in the avian sections of quotes!