I never heard of anyone who was really literate or who ever really loved books who wanted to suppress any of them.
Quote by Robertson Davies
The love of truth lies at the root of much humor
I was not sure I wanted to issue orders to life; I rather liked the...
If I had my way books would not be written in English, but in an...
Nothing is so easy to fake as the inner vision.
If we seek the pleasures of love, passion should be occasional and common sense continual.
The people who fear humor - and there are many -are suspicious of its power...
The quality of what is said inevitably influences the way in which it is said,...
What we call luck is the inner man externalized. We make things happen to us.
Pornography is rather like trying to find out about a Beethoven symphony by having somebody...
A truly great book should be read in youth, again in maturity and once more...
You never see what you want to see, forever playing to the gallery.
I see Canada as a country torn between a very northern, rather extraordinary, mystical spirit...
Canada is not really a place where you are encouraged to have large spiritual adventures.
Fanaticism is overcompensation for doubt.
All mothers think their children are oaks, but the world never lacks for cabbages
He was a genius - that is to say, a man who does superlatively and...
The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.
Extraordinary people survive under the most terrible circumstances and they become more extraordinary because of...
The greatest gift that Oxford gives her sons is, I truly believe, a genial irreverence...
No people in the world can make you feel so small as the English.