Marguerite Yourcenar

Marguerite Yourcenar, la première femme élue membre de l’Académie française en 1980, est née le 8 juin 1903 à Bruxelles et morte en 1987 aux États-Unis.

Mémoires d’Hadrien

🔺“Le véritable lieu de naissance est celui où l’on a porté pour la première fois un coup d’oeil intelligent sur soi-même: mes premières patries ont été des livres.”
🔺“Il vero luogo natio è quello dove per la prima volta si è posato uno sguardo consapevole su se stessi: la mia prima patria sono stati i libri.”
🔺“The true birthplace is that wherein for the first time one looks intelligently upon oneself; my first homelands have been books.”

🔻“La lettre écrite m’a enseigné à écouter la voix humaine, tout comme les grandes attitudes immobiles des statues m’ont appris à apprécier les gestes.”
🔻“La parola scritta mi ha insegnato ad ascoltare la voce umana, così come i grandi atteggiamenti immobili delle statue m’hanno insegnato ad apprezzare i gesti degli uomini.”
🔻“The written word has taught me to listen to the human voice, much as the great unchanging statues have taught me to appreciate bodily motions.”

Wikimedia Commons, foto di George Shuklin: Statua romana di Adriano (imperatore dal 117 al 138), conservata all’Ermitage di San Pietroburgo.

55 thoughts on “Marguerite Yourcenar

  1. Ciao. A certain “Marguerite”, if she was “Yourcenar” really I’m not quite sure, but I think, said that a child must be valued for the things he /she is inclined about, about a child can do, not about things that cannot do”. The child that cannot speak well, but makes pictures, or viceversa, according to Marguerite, most considered for the things he can do. Ciao 🙂

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  2. Luisa, le frasi interessanti da te scelte tratte dal libro, mi hanno rinfrescato la memoria e mi hanno riportato alle sensazioni piacevolissime con cui ho scoperto questa bravissima scrittrice. Grazie e buon pomeriggio.🌹🌼🌹

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