Patrick Kavanagh

Irish poet and novelist

Lived from: 1904-1967

Category: Poets (Contemporary)

Quotes: Patrick Kavanagh

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    A man is original when he speaks the truth that has always been known to all good men.
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    A sweeping statement is the only statement worth listening to. The critic without faith gives balanced opinions, usually about second-rate writers.
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    Actors are loved because they are unoriginal. Actors stick to their script. The unoriginal man is loved by the mediocrity because this kind of ''artistic'' expression is something to which the merest five-eighth can climb.
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    It is impossible to read the daily press without being diverted from reality. You are full of enthusiasm for the eternal verities - life is worth living, and then out of sinful curiosity you open a newspaper. You are disillusioned and wrecked.
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    Malice is only another name for mediocrity.
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