Robertson Davies

Canadian novelist and journalist

Lived from: 1913-

Category: Media

Quotes: Robertson Davies

Quotes 1 till 15 of 18.

1 2 Next 
  • Robertson Davies
    Robertson Davies
    - +
    +3
    A happy childhood has spoiled many a promising life.
  • Robertson Davies
    Robertson Davies
    - +
     0
    A Librettist is a mere drudge in the world of opera.
  • Robertson Davies
    Robertson Davies
    - +
     0
    A truly great book should be read in youth, again in maturity and once more in old age, as a fine building should be seen by morning light, at noon and by moonlight.
  • Robertson Davies
    Robertson Davies
    - +
     0
    Authors like cats because they are such quiet, lovable, wise creatures, and cats like authors for the same reasons.
  • Robertson Davies
    Robertson Davies
    - +
     0
    Few people can see genius in someone who has offended them.
  • Robertson Davies
    Robertson Davies
    - +
     0
    He types his labored column - weary drudge! Senile fudge and solemn: spare, editor, to condemn these dry leaves of his autumn.
  • Robertson Davies
    Robertson Davies
    - +
     0
    I think of an author as somebody who goes into the marketplace and puts down his rug and says, ''I will tell you a story,'' and then he passes the hat.
  • Robertson Davies
    Robertson Davies
    - +
     0
    If we seek the pleasures of love, passion should be occasional, and common sense continual.
  • Robertson Davies
    Robertson Davies
    - +
     0
    Many a promising career has been wrecked by marrying the wrong sort of woman. The right sort of woman can distinguish between Creative Lassitude and plain shiftlessness.
  • Robertson Davies
    Robertson Davies
    - +
     0
    Nothing is so easy to fake as the inner vision.
  • Robertson Davies
    Robertson Davies
    - +
     0
    Pornography is rather like trying to find out about a Beethoven symphony by having somebody tell you about it and perhaps hum a few bars.
  • Robertson Davies
    Robertson Davies
    - +
     0
    The eyes see only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.
  • Robertson Davies
    Robertson Davies
    - +
     0
    The greatest gift that Oxford gives her sons is, I truly believe, a genial irreverence toward learning, and from that irreverence love may spring.
  • Robertson Davies
    Robertson Davies
    - +
     0
    The love of truth lies at the root of much humor.
  • Robertson Davies
    Robertson Davies
    - +
     0
    To be a book-collector is to combine the worst characteristics of a dope fiend with those of a miser.
1 2 Next