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a-historian-may-be-artist-too-novelist-is-historian-preserver-keeper-expounder-human-experience-joseph-conrad
david-irving-is-not-just-fascist-historian-he-is-also-great-historian-fascism-christopher-hitchens
when-historian-enters-into-metaphysics-he-has-gone-to-far-country-from-whose-bourne-he-will-never-return-historian-shailer-mathews
if-bob-dylan-really-is-historian-in-himself-in-his-work-in-his-performances-he-is-also-historian-with-unique-sense-humor-theres-always-been-bit-greil-marcus
the-historian-without-his-facts-is-rootless-futile-facts-without-their-historian-are-dead-meaningless-e-h-carr
the-art-historians-are-real-wreckers-art-reger-said-the-art-historians-twaddle-long-about-art-until-they-have-killed-it-with-their-twaddle-art-is-killed-by-twaddle-art-historians
the-connoisseur-might-be-defined-as-laconic-art-historian-art-historian-as-loquacious-connoisseur-erwin-panofsky
i-am-not-trying-to-be-historian-dramatist-im-dramatist-dramatic-historian-one-who-does-dramatic-interpretation-history-oliver-stone
[from Some words about 'War and Peace'] For a historian considering the achievement of a certain aim, there are heroes; for the artist treating of a man's relation to all sides of life there cannot and should not be heroes, but there should be men. [... ] The historian has to deal with the results of an event, the artist with the fact of the event. An historian in describing a battle says: 'The left flank of such and such an army was advanced to attack such and such a village and drove out the enemy, but was compelled to retire; then the cavalry, which was sent to attack, overthrew... ' and so on. But these words have no meaning for the artist and do not actually touch on the event itself. Either from his own experience, or from the letters, memoirs, and accounts, the artist realizes a certain event to himself, and very often (to take the example of a battle) the deductions the historian permits himself to make as to the activity of such and such armies prove to be the very opposite of the artist's deductions. The difference of the results arrived at is also to be explained by the sources from which the two draw their information. For the historian (to keep to the case of a battle) the chief source is found in the reports of the commanding officers and the commander-in-chief. The artist can draw nothing from such sources; they tell him nothing and explain nothing to him. More than that: the artist turns away from them as he finds inevitable falsehood in them. To say nothing of the fact that after any battle the two sides nearly always describe it in quite contradictory ways, in every description of a battle there is a necessary lie, resulting from the need of describing in a few words the actions of thousands of men spread over several miles, and subject to most violent moral excitement under the influence of fear, shame and death.

Leo Tolstoy
from-some-words-about-war-peace-for-historian-considering-achievement-certain-aim-there-are-heroes-for-artist-treating-mans-relation-to-all-sides-life-there-cannot-should-not-be-
oh-no-im-not-historian-anything-like-that
im-historian-in-my-own-mind
if-you-think-about-it-historians-task-is-like-that-detective
hindsight-is-historians-necessary-vice
historian-an-unsuccessful-novelist
the-historian-is-prophet-looking-backward-karl-wilhelm-friedrich-schlegel
every-historian-discloses-new-horizon
no-historian-should-be-trusted-implicitly-george-kitson-clark
it-is-job-historian-to-say-what-is-likely-faith-to-say-what-is-possible
the-historian-is-prophet-looking-backwards-friedrich-von-schlegel
i-really-love-acting-but-i-also-really-want-to-be-historian-its-really-confusing
it-was-necessary-as-black-historian-to-have-personal-agenda
i-am-historian-with-exception-being-wife-mother-it-is-who-i-am-and-there-is-nothing-i-take-more-seriously
the-first-qualification-for-a-historian-is-to-have-no-ability-to-invent
the-historian-is-a-prophet-facing-backwards
reason-is-the-historian-but-passions-are-the-actors
the-historian-records-but-novelist-creates-em-forster
i-feel-like-ive-always-been-fulltime-historian-but-nobody-knows-it-kareem-abduljabbar
the-historian-will-tell-you-what-happened-the-novelist-will-tell-you-what-it-felt-like
a-historian-has-many-duties-first-is-not-to-slander-second-is-not-to-bore-voltaire
a-historian-is-battling-all-time-to-remember-as-much-as-possible
historian-broadgauge-gossip-ambrose-bierce
a-historian-is-riskterrified-prophet-mokokoma-mokhonoana
every-historian-has-informally-anthropology-without-ever-using-word
i-didnt-realize-president-was-such-historian
the-first-qualification-for-historian-is-to-have-no-ability-to-invent-stendhal
the-first-duty-historian-is-to-be-on-guard-against-his-own-sympathies-james-anthony-froude
the-line-between-patriot-terrorist-is-drawn-by-historian-tit-elingtin
i-can-see-that-you-are-true-historian-because-you-really-always-ought-to-ask-that-question-about-anybody-at-different-place-different-time-whats-same-whats-different
im-not-teacher-im-not-historian-im-trying-to-create-world-for-my-characters
god-alone-knows-future-but-only-historian-can-alter-past-ambrose-bierce
the-historian-was-able-to-disapprove-without-being-astonished-she-could-reject-still-understand-sam-wineburg
i-dont-know-if-historian-scholar-owns-opinion
to-a-historian-libraries-are-food-shelter-and-even-muse
those-who-read-fiction-assume-that-because-im-also-historian-i-know-what-im-talking-about
i-aint-no-historian-but-i-happen-to-savvy-this-incident
what-is-historian-anyway-it-is-someone-who-uses-facts-to-record-development-humanity
the-poet-may-say-sing-not-as-things-were-but-as-they-ought-to-have-been-but-historian-must-pen-them-not-as-they-ought-to-have-been-but-as-they-miguel-de-cervantes
not-only-is-history-useless-but-historian-should-take-pride-in-its-uselessness-james-c-malin
creative-memory-is-historians-most-subtle-opponent-mason-cooley
history-must-speak-for-itself-a-historian-is-content-if-he-has-been-able-to-shed-more-light-william-l-shirer
a-historian-can-never-claim-to-have-last-word-on-anything-as-he-is-limited-by-his-sources-further-by-his-viewpoint-ambeth-r-ocampo
what-distinguishes-historian-from-collector-historical-facts-is-generalization-edward-hallett-carr
the-study-history-is-useful-to-historian-by-teaching-him-his-ignorance-women-henry-adams
the-only-business-historian-is-to-relate-things-exactly-as-they-are-this-he-can-never-do-as-long-as-he-is-afraid-lucian-samosata
the-scientist-seeks-laws-historian-causes-artist-freedom-marty-rubin
here-is-lesson-to-brand-in-fire-across-any-young-historians-mind-if-you-try-to-do-too-much-you-will-not-do-anything-richard-marius
im-not-historian-i-know-historians-ive-worked-with-them-they-have-really-powerful-way-looking-at-world-i-think-do-poets
ive-said-before-that-i-am-not-historian-that-when-it-comes-to-speaking-dimensions-holocaust-it-is-historians-that-should-reflect-on-it
any-event-once-it-has-occurred-can-be-made-to-appear-inevitable-by-a-competent-historian
the-duty-historian-is-simply-to-understand-then-convey-that-understanding-no-more-than-that-antony-beevor
the-historian-science-may-be-tempted-to-exclaim-that-when-paradigms-change-world-itself-changes-with-them-thomas-kuhn
as-historian-he-felt-it-his-duty-to-respect-everything-that-had-ever-been-respected-except-for-occasional-statesman-henry-adams
to-view-current-events-as-historian-is-to-account-for-all-perspectives-even-those-your-enemy-r-a-salvatore
the-historian-is-by-definition-absolutely-incapable-observing-facts-which-he-examines
it-should-be-historians-business-not-to-belittle-but-to-illuminate-greatness-mans-spirit-c-v-wedgwood
a-historian-should-not-be-didacticthat-is-word-that-makes-my-blood-run-cold-edmund-morgan
although-some-people-think-i-am-a-romantic-novelist-i-have-always-thought-of-myself-as-a-rather-gritty-radical-historian
newt-gingrich-seldom-misses-chance-to-note-that-he-is-historian-adam-hochschild
a-good-historian-is-timeless-although-he-is-patriot-he-will-never-flatter-his-country-in-any-respect
histories-are-as-perfect-as-historian-is-wise-is-gifted-with-eye-soul-thomas-carlyle
every-historian-with-professional-standards-speaks-or-writes-what-he-believes-to-be-true
as-a-historian-what-i-trust-is-my-ability-to-take-a-mass-of-information-and-tell-a-story-shaped-around-it
a-good-historian-is-timeless-although-he-is-a-patriot-he-will-never-flatter-his-country-in-any-respect
its-historians-job-not-to-ridicule-myths-but-to-show-difference-between-myth-reality
the-aim-historian-like-that-artist-is-to-enlarge-our-picture-world-to-give-us-new-way-looking-at-things-james-joll
history-is-most-aristocratic-all-literary-pursuits-because-it-obliges-historian-to-be-rich-as-well-as-educated-henry-adams
maybe-this-is-because-im-comics-historian-as-much-as-anything-else-but-i-really-have-deep-seated-respect-for-characters-that-have-been-around-since-before-i-was-born-are-probably
i-think-its-outrageous-if-historian-has-leading-thought-because-it-means-they-will-select-their-material-according-to-their-thesis
the-man-who-first-gave-history-recognized-place-in-science-was-ancient-historian
the-historian-like-everyone-else-is-forever-trapped-in-egocentric-predicament-presentism-is-his-original-sin-arthur-m-schlesinger-jr
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