Pearl Buck (小說家)


“I don’t wait for moods. You accomplish nothing if you do that. Your mind must know it has got to get down to work.”

— Pearl Buck, Novelist

「我不等對的心情,如果這麼做你不會完成任何事,你內心需知道它得努力工作。」– 珀爾‧巴克 (小說家)

  • mood (n.) 是「心情」;如:I am not in the mood to talk. (我沒有說話的心情。) have/has got to 是「必需」;如:We have got to leave early in order to arrive on time. (我們得早點出發以準時到達。) get down to 是「開始認真…」;如:Let’s get down to business. (我們開始認真做事吧。)
  • 珀爾‧巴克 (1892-1973) 是美國(旅華)作家,中文名為賽珍珠,其許多著作都與東方文化有關,所著小說《大地》(The Good Earth) 在 1932 年獲得普利茲小說獎 (Pulitzer Prize),並在 1938 年獲得諾貝爾文學獎。


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