Primo Quotes

Dame Edith Sitwell

Dame Edith Louisa Sitwell DBE (7 September 1887 – 9 December 1964) was a British poet and critic and the eldest of the three literary Sitwells.

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

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“When we think of cruelty, we must try to remember the stupidity, the envy, the frustration from w ...

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“The aim of flattery is to soothe and encourage us by assuring us of the truth of an opinion we ha ...

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

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“The poet is a brother speaking to a brother of "a moment of their other lives"-a moment that had ...

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“Why not be oneself? That is the whole secret of a successful appearance. If one is a greyhound, w ...

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“Why not be oneself? That is the whole secret of a successful appearance. If one is a greyhound, w ...

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“Eccentricity is not, as dull people would have us believe, a form of madness. It is often a kind ...

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

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“I am one of those unhappy persons who inspire bores to the highest flights of art”

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

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“I have taken this step because I want the discipline, the fire and the authority of the Church. I ...

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“My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music, and silence.”

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