Edith Sitwell Quotes

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.”

“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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“Be the inferior of no man, or of any men be superior. Remember that every man is a variation of yourself. No man's guilt is not yours, nor is any man's innocence a thing apart. Despise evil and ungodliness, but not men of ungodliness or evil. These, understand. Have no shame in being kindly and gentle but if the time comes in the time of your life to kill, kill and have no regret.”

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