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Letter "D" » Dame Edith Sitwell Quotes
«A great many people now reading and writing would be better employed keeping rabbits.»
«Why not be oneself? That is the whole secret of a successful appearance. If one is a greyhound, why try to look like a Pekingese?»
«I am patient with stupidity but not with those who are proud of it.»
«I am not eccentric. It's just that I am more alive than most people. I am an unpopular electric eel set in a pond of goldfish.»
Author: Dame Edith Sitwell
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«Eccentricity is not, as dull people would have us believe, a form of madness. It is often a kind of innocent pride, and the man of genius and the aristocrat are frequently regarded as eccentrics because genius and aristocrat are entirely unafraid of and uninfluenced by the opinions and vagaries of the crowd.»
«Poetry is the deification of reality.»
«Good taste is the worst vice ever invented»
«The public will believe anything, so long as it is not founded on truth.»
«My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music, and silence.»
«When we think of cruelty, we must try to remember the stupidity, the envy, the frustration from which it has arisen»