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Edith Sitwell (1887 - 1964)
English biographer, critic, novelist, & poet [more author details]
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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.
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Edith Sitwell
Good taste is the worst vice ever invented.
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Edith Sitwell
I am patient with stupidity but not with those who are proud of it.
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Edith Sitwell
My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music, and silence.
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Edith Sitwell
The public will believe anything, so long as it is not founded on truth.
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Edith Sitwell
My poems are hymns of praise to the glory of life.
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Edith Sitwell, "Some notes on my poetry" Collected Poems, 1957
The aim of flattery is to soothe and encourage us by assuring us of the truth of an opinion we have already formed about ourselves.
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Edith Sitwell, As quoted in The Last Years of a Rebel : A Memoir of Edith Sitwell by Elizabeth Salter, 1967
I have often wished I had time to cultivate modesty... But I am too busy thinking about myself.
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Edith Sitwell, As quoted in The Observer (30 April 1950)
I'm afraid I'm being an awful nuisance.
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Edith Sitwell, Her last words, as quoted in The Last Years of a Rebel : A Memoir of Edith Sitwell by Elizabeth Salter, 1967
I am an unpopular electric eel in a pool of catfish.
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Edith Sitwell, Life magazine, 01-04-63
Poetry is the deification of reality.
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Edith Sitwell, Life magazine, 01-04-63
Vulgarity is, in reality, nothing but a modern, chic, pert descendant of the goddess Dullness.
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Edith Sitwell, Taken Care Of ,1965

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