Robertson Davies
Thamesville

Quotes

11 November 2014
Nothing is so easy to fake as the inner vision.
11 November 2014
The greatest gift that Oxford gives her sons is, I truly believe, a genial irreverence toward learning, and from that irreverence love may spring.
11 November 2014
What we call luck is the inner man externalized. We make things happen to us.
11 November 2014
Canada is not really a place where you are encouraged to have large spiritual adventures.
11 November 2014
No people in the world can make you feel so small as the English.
11 November 2014
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.
11 November 2014
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.
11 November 2014
I see Canada as a country torn between a very northern, rather extraordinary, mystical spirit which it fears and its desire to present itself to the world as a Scotch banker.
11 November 2014
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.
11 November 2014
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.

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