Edith Sitwell Quotes

Who is Edith Sitwell?

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

Born September 07, 1887
Died December 09, 1964

Books by Edith Sitwell


Best 8 Quotes by Edith Sitwell

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

Edith Sitwell

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

Edith Sitwell

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

Edith Sitwell

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

Edith Sitwell

“Poetry is the deification of reality.”

Edith Sitwell

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

Edith Sitwell

“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.”

Edith Sitwell

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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?”

Edith Sitwell

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