Quotes by Dame Edith Sitwell

Dame Edith Sitwell

British poet

Alive from: 1887-1964

Category: Poets (Contemporary)

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    Good taste is the worst vice ever invented.
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    Hot water is my native element. I was in it as a baby, and I have never seemed to get out of it ever since.
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    I am patient with stupidity, but not with those who are proud of it.
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    I have often wished I had time to cultivate modesty. But I am too busy thinking about myself.
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    I'm not the man to balk at a low smell, I not the man to insist on asphodel. This sounds like a He-fellow, don't you think? It sounds like that. I belch, I bawl, I drink.
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    Still falls the rain - dark as the world of man, black as our loss - blind as the nineteen hundred and forty nails upon the Cross.
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    The poet speaks to all men of that other life of theirs that they have smothered and forgotten.
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    Vulgarity is, in reality, nothing but a modern, chic, pert descendant of the goddess Dullness.
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