Robertson Davies Quotes and Quotations
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.
Whether you are really right or not doesn't matter; it's the belief that counts.
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.
The world is full of people whose notion of a satisfactory future is, in fact, a return to the idealized past.
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.
The love of truth lies at the root of much humour.
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.
The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.
The most original thing a writer can do is write like himself. It is also his most difficult task.
A man must be obedient to the promptings of his innermost heart.
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.
Whether you are really right or not doesn't matter, it's the belief that counts.
If we seek the pleasures of love, passion should be occasional, and common sense continual.