Students today are a pretty solemn lot. One of the really notable achievements of the twentieth century has been to make the young old before their time.
Quote by Robertson Davies
Fanaticism is overcompensation for doubt.
The people who are always monkeying with these great books to make them fully (comprehensible)...
I do not 'get' ideas; ideas get me.
Many a promising career has been wrecked by marrying the wrong sort of woman. The...
No people in the world can make you feel so small as the English.
You never see what you want to see, forever playing to the gallery.
Students today are a pretty solemn lot. One of the really notable achievements of the...
The average politician goes through a sentence like a man exploring a disused mine shaft-blind,...
A happy childhood has spoiled many a promising life.
Canada is not really a place where you are encouraged to have large spiritual adventures.
The most original thing a writer can do is write like himself. It is also...
Literary critics, however, frequently suffer from a curious belief that every author longs to extend...
May I make a suggestion, hoping it is not an impertinence? Write it down: write...
Tristan and Isolde were lucky to die when they did. They'd have been sick of...
The world is full of people whose notion of a satisfactory future is, in fact,...
Their very conservatism is secondhand, and they don't know what they are conserving.
Few people can see genius in someone who has offended them.
It isn't everybody who is the hero of his own romance, and when we meet...
Hero-worship is strongest where there is least regard for human freedom
Nurture your mind with great thoughts; to believe in the heroic makes heroes