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永不言弃(一)

(2008-06-01 15:19:07)
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A Paris art dealer refused Picasso shelter when he asked if he could bring in his paintings from out of the rain. One hopes that there is justice in this world and that the art dealer eventually went broke.
当毕加索询问一个巴黎画商是否可以找地方给他的画避雨时,这个画商拒绝他了。听到这里,我相信我们每个人都希望这个世界上有天理存在,希望这个画商最终破产,不得善果。
Van Gogh sold only one painting during his life. And this to the sister of one of his friends for 400 francs (approximately $50). This didn't stop him from completing over 800 paintings.
凡高一生只卖出去了一幅画。是以400法郎(大约五十美元)的价格卖给他一个朋友的妹妹的。但是这样的悲惨并没有阻止他完成以后的800多幅作品。
John Constable's luminous painting Watermeadows at Salisbury was dismissed in 1830 by a judge at the Royal Academy as "a nasty green thing." Name of the judge, anyone? Anyone?
John Constable的漆画《Watermeadows at Salisbury》被皇家学院的一名评审否决了,他把它描述成一个"令人厌恶的绿色的玩意儿"。这个评审的名字?有人知道吗?谁会知道!
Rodin's father once said, "I have an idiot for a son." Described as the worst pupil in the school, he was rejected three times admittance to the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. His uncle called him uneducable. Perhaps this gave him food for thought.
Rodin 的爸爸曾经说他有一个"白痴儿子。"作为"全校最差的学生"他被Ecole des Beaux-Arts学校三次拒绝入校。他的叔叔说他朽木不可雕。也许正是这些给了他思考的养料。
Stravinsky was run out of town by an enraged audience and critics after the first performance of the Rite of Spring.
在《春天的礼仪》首演后,Stravinsky被愤怒的观众和评论家赶出了所在的城镇。
When Pablo Casals reached 95, a young reporter asked him "Mr. Casals, you are 95 and the greatest cellist that ever lived. Why do you still practice six hours a day?" Mr. Casals answered, "Because I think I'm making progress."
当Pablo Casals 95岁高龄时,一个年轻的记者问他,"先生,您已经九十五岁了,况且您也已经是当今最伟大的大提琴家了,您为什么还要坚持每天练习六个小时呢?"先生回答说,"因为我觉得,只要练习我就还在进步。"
"Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune;but great minds rise above them."
~ Washington Irving
平庸的人被不幸的生活驯服和压制,而伟大的灵魂可以超越它们。
~ Washington Irving
Leo Tolstoy flunked out of college. He was described as both "unable and unwilling to learn." No doubt a slow developer.
Leo Tolstoy因不及格而被大学退学。他被评价为"既不能学好也不愿意学好的人",无疑他曾是个后进生。
Louisa May Alcott, author of Little Women, was encouraged to find work as a servant by her family.
小妇人的作者Louisa May Alcott,曾被家人劝说去找一份女佣的差使。
Emily Dickinson had only seven poems published in her lifetime.
米莉金森一生只发表了七首诗。

 

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