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"Tristan and Isolde were lucky to die when they did. They'd have been sick of all that rubbish in a year." Robertson Davies
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"She has been kissed as often as a police-court Bible, and by much the same class of people" Robertson Davies
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"What we call luck is the inner man externalized. We make things happen to us." Robertson Davies
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"Authors like cats because they are such quiet, lovable, wise creatures, and cats like authors for the same reasons" Robertson Davies
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"Students today are a pretty solemn lot. One of the really notable achievements of the twentieth century has been to make the young old before their time." Robertson Davies
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"The drama may be called that part of theatrical art which lends itself most readily to intellectual discussion: what is left is theater." Robertson Davies
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"Canada is not really a place where you are encouraged to have large spiritual adventures." Robertson Davies
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"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
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"No people on earth can make you feel so small as the English" Robertson Davies
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"He was a genius - that is to say, a man who does superlatively and without obvious effort something that most people cannot do by the uttermost exertion of their abilities." Robertson Davies
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"For I was a collaborator with Destiny, not one who put a pistol to its head and demanded particular treasures" Robertson Davies
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"Only a fool expects to be happy all the time." Robertson Davies
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Canadian Novelist    Fools And Foolishness   

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"The love of truth lies at the root of much humor" Robertson Davies
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"Nothing is so easy to fake as the inner vision." Robertson Davies
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"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
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Canadian Novelist    Irreverence   

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"One of the most difficult tasks for the educated and sophisticated mind is to recognize that some clichés are also important truths" Robertson Davies
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"Too much traffic with a quotation book begets a conviction of ignorance in a sensitive reader. Not only is there a mass of quotable stuff he never quotes, but an even vaster realm of which he has never heard." Robertson Davies
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"The eyes see only what the mind is prepared to comprehend." Robertson Davies
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"Several children present me with scraps of paper for autographs: obviously don't know who I am and don't care. I sign "Jackie Collins" and they go away quite content." Robertson Davies
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"In my experience tact is usually worse than the brutalities of truth" Robertson Davies
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"I do not 'get' ideas; ideas get me." Robertson Davies
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