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Quotes by James Agee - (11 quotes)

James Agee - From the Artists category:

- Let Us Now Praise Famous Men...
Isn't every human being both a scientist and an artist; and in writing of human experience, isn't there a good deal to be said for recognizing that fact and for using both methods? (James Agee)

James Agee - From the Children category:

In every child who is born, under no matter what circumstances, and no matter what parents, the potentiality of the human race is born again. (James Agee)

James Agee - From the Difficulty category:

God doesn't believe in the easy way. (James Agee)

James Agee - From the Photography category:

It is a peculiar part of the good photographer's adventure to know where luck is most likely to lie in the stream, to hook it, and to bring it in without unfair play and without too much subduing it. (James Agee)

James Agee - From the Risk category:

You've got to bear it in mind that nobody that ever lived is specially privileged; the axe can fall at any moment, on any neck, without any warning or any regard for justice. (James Agee)

James Agee - From the Subject category:

The mere attempt to examine my own confusion would consume volumes. (James Agee)

James Agee - From the Success category:

Just spunk won't be enough; you've got to have gumption. (James Agee)

James Agee - From the Tradition category:

You must be in tune with the times and prepared to break with tradition. (James Agee)

James Agee - From the Understanding category:

Understanding, and action proceeding from understanding and guided by it, is one weapon against the world's bombardment... (James Agee)

James Agee - From the Windows category:

What is it he there beholds that so freezes and abashes his ambitious heart? What is it, profound behind the outward windows of each one of you, beneath touch even of your own suspecting, drawn tightly back at bay against the backward wall and blackness of its prison cave... (James Agee)

James Agee - From the Words category:

I'm very anxious not to fall into archaism or 'literary' diction. I want my vocabulary to have a very large range, but the words must be alive. (James Agee)