Edith Sitwell Quotes

Who was Edith Sitwell?

Dame Edith Louisa Sitwell was a British poet and critic and the eldest of the three literary Sitwells.

Born September 7, 1887
Died December 9, 1964
Aged 77 years old

Books by Edith Sitwell

Best 8 Quotes by Edith Sitwell

“I am an unpopular electric eel in a pool of catfish.”

“I am patient with stupidity but not with those who are proud of it.”

“I wish the government would put a tax on pianos for the incompetent.”

“It is a part of the poet’s work to show each man what he sees but does not know he sees.”

“Poetry is the deification of reality.”

“The public will believe anything, so long as it is not founded on truth.”

“The trouble with most Englishwomen is that they will dress as if they had been a mouse in a previous incarnation – they do not want to attract attention.”

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“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?”

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