Irving Layton

Canadian poet

Lived from: 1912-

Category: Poets (Contemporary)

Quotes: Irving Layton

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    Conscience: self-esteem with a halo.
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    God is indeed dead. He died of self-horror when He saw the creature He had made in His own image.
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    Idealist: a cynic in the making.
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    If poetry is like an orgasm, an academic can be likened to someone who studies the passion-stains on the bedsheets.
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    My neighbor doesn't want to be loved as much as he wants to be envied.
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    Progress of a marriage: ''There was a time when you couldn't make me happy. Now the time has come when you can make me unhappy.''
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    We love in another's soul whatever of ourselves we can deposit in it; the greater the deposit, the greater the love.
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    When you argue with your inferiors, you convince them of only one thing: they are as clever as you.
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