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Frederick Rolfe (1860 – 1913)


English novelist, short-story writer, eccentric, and would-be Roman Catholic priest.
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Frederick Rolfe
That cold white candent voice which was more caustic than silver nitrate and more thrilling than a scream.
Rolfe quotes
It's all nonsense to say that the Fifteenth Century can't possibly speak to the Twentieth, because it is the Fifteenth and not the Twentieth, and because those two Centuries haven't got a Common Denominator. They have. It's Human Nature.
Rolfe
Pray for the repose of His soul. He was so tired.




Rolfe Frederick quotes
An appeal to a goodness which is not in him is, to a vain and sensitive soul, a stinging insult.
Rolfe Frederick
He took the imperial hand and shook it in the glad-to-see-you-but-keep-off English fashion.
Frederick Rolfe quotes
Most people have only half developed their single personalities. That a man should split his into four and more; and should develop each separately and perfectly, was so abnormal that many normals failed to understand it.
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