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Robertson Davies
Robertson Davies
(1913 - 1995)
Canadian novelist, critic, playwright and journalist.
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Canada was settled, in the main, by people with a lower middle-class outlook, and a respect, rather than an affectionate familiarity, for the things of the mind.
- Robertson Davies | Canada and Canadians Quotes
Whether you are really right or not doesn't matter; it's the belief that counts.
- Robertson Davies | Conviction and Belief Quotes
The critic is the duenna in the passionate affair between playwrights, actors and audiences - a figure dreaded, and occasionally comic, but never welcome, never loved.
- Robertson Davies | Critics and Criticism Quotes
The world is full of people whose notion of a satisfactory future is, in fact, a return to the idealized past.
- Robertson Davies | The Future Quotes
If a man wants to be of the greatest possible value to his fellow-creatures, let him begin the long, solitary task of perfecting himself.
- Robertson Davies | Goodness and Giving Quotes
The love of truth lies at the root of much humour.
- Robertson Davies | Humour and Humorists Quotes
As a general thing, people marry most happily with their own kind. The trouble lies in the fact that people usually marry at an age when they do not really know what their own kind is.
- Robertson Davies | Marriage Quotes
The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.
- Robertson Davies | Observation Quotes
The most original thing a writer can do is write like himself. It is also his most difficult task.
- Robertson Davies | Writers and Writing Quotes
A man must be obedient to the promptings of his innermost heart.
- Robertson Davies | Right Quotes
Men who look young, act young, and everlastingly harp on the fact that they are young-but who nevertheless think and act with a degree of caution what would be excessive in their grandfathers-are the curses of the world.
- Robertson Davies | Fear Quotes
Whether you are really right or not doesn't matter, it's the belief that counts.
- Robertson Davies | Commitment and Belief Quotes
If we seek the pleasures of love, passion should be occasional, and common sense continual.
- Robertson Davies | Passion Quotes


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