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Letter "R" » Robertson Davies Quotes
«Authors like cats because they are such quiet, lovable, wise creatures, and cats like authors for the same reasons»
«Canada is not really a place where you are encouraged to have large spiritual adventures.»
«Only a fool expects to be happy all the time.»
«If we seek the pleasures of love, passion should be occasional and common sense continual.»
«The love that dare not speak its name has become the love that won't shut up»
«The love of truth lies at the root of much humor»
«One of the most difficult tasks for the educated and sophisticated mind is to recognize that some clich?s are also important truths»
«The people who fear humor - and there are many -are suspicious of its power to present things in unexpected lights to question received opinions and to suggest unforeseen possibilities»
«Well, allow me to introduce myself to you as an advocate of Ornamental Knowledge. You like the mind to be a neat machine, equipped to work efficiently, if narrowly, and with no extra bits or useless parts. I like the mind to be a dustbin of scraps of brilliant fabric, odd gems, worthless but fascinating curiosities, tinsel, quaint bits of carving, and a reasonable amount of healthy dirt. Shake the machine and it goes out of order; shake the dustbin and it adjusts itself beautifully to its new position.»
«The young are often accused of exaggerating their troubles; they do so, very often, in the hope of making some impression upon the inertia and the immovability of the selfish old.»