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Edith Sitwell Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by Edith Sitwell

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The public will believe anything, so long as it is not founded on truth.
- Edith Sitwell

My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music,
and silence.
- Edith Sitwell

I have taken this step because I want the discipline,
the fire and the authority of the Church.
I am hopelessly unworthy of it, but I hope to become worthy.
- Edith Sitwell

Hot water is my native element.
I was in it as a baby, and I have never seemed to get out of it ever since.
- Edith Sitwell

 

I am patient with stupidity but not with those who are proud of it.
- Edith Sitwell

Still falls the rain - dark as the world of man,
black as our loss - blind as the nineteen hundred and
forty nails upon the Cross.
- Edith Sitwell

The trouble with most Englishwomen is that they will
dress as if they had been a mouse in a previous incarnation
they do not want to attract attention.
- Edith Sitwell

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I have often wished I had time to cultivate modesty...
but I am too busy thinking about myself.
- Edith Sitwell

I wish the government would put a tax on pianos for the incompetent.
- Edith Sitwell

The aim of flattery is to soothe and encourage us by
assuring us of the truth of an opinion we have already formed about ourselves.
- Edith Sitwell

I am an unpopular electric eel in a pool of catfish.
- Edith Sitwell

Good taste is the worst vice ever invented.
- Edith Sitwell

A great many people now reading and writing would be
better employed keeping rabbits.
- Edith Sitwell

The poet speaks to all men of that other life of theirs
that they have smothered and forgotten.
- Edith Sitwell

I am one of those unhappy persons who inspire bores
to the greatest flights of art.
- Edith Sitwell

Poetry is the deification of reality.
- Edith Sitwell

Imagine for yourself a character,
a model personality whose example you determine to follow,
in private as well as in public.
- Epictetus

No one ever found wisdom without also being a fool.
Writers, alas, have to be fools in public,
while the rest of the human race can cover its tracks.
- Erica Jong

Truth stands, even if there be no public support.
It is self-sustained.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Myths are public dreams, dreams are private myths.
- Joseph Campbell

God is, even though the whole world deny him.
Truth stands, even if there be no public support.
It is self-sustained.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

For me every ruler is alien that defies public opinion.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The great secret of doctors, known only to their wives,
but still hidden from the public, is that most things
get better by themselves;
most things,
in fact, are better in the morning.
- Lewis Thomas

And I believe that the best buy in public health today
must be a combination of regular physical exercise and a healthy diet.
- Julie Bishop

Politics: A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles.
The conduct of public affairs for private advantage.
- Ambrose Bierce

When a man assumes a public trust
he should consider himself a public property.
- Thomas Jefferson

The price of apathy towards public affairs
is to be ruled by evil men.
- Plato

The doctor has been taught to be interested not in health but in disease.
What the public is taught is that health is the cure for disease.
- Ashley Montagu

We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public.
- Bryan White

The Supreme Court's only armor is the cloak of public trust;
its sole ammunition,
the collective hopes of our society.
- Irving R. Kaufman

Baseball is a public trust.
Players turn over, owners turn over and certain commissioners turn over.
But baseball goes on.
- Peter Ueberroth

The human brain starts working the moment you are born
and never stops until you stand up to speak in public.
- George Jessel

No greater nor more affectionate honor can be conferred
on an American than to have a public school named after him.
- Herbert Hoover

Money is power, and in that government which pays all
the public officers of the states will all political
power be substantially concentrated.
- Andrew Jackson

Environmental concern is now firmly embedded in public life:
in education,
medicine and law; in journalism, literature and art.
- Barry Commoner

You cannot divorce religious belief and public service.
I've never detected any conflict between
God's will and my political duty.
If you violate one, you violate the other.
- Jimmy Carter

Expressing anger is a form of public littering.
- Willard Gaylin

Why are ecologists and environmentalists so feared
and hated? This is because in part what they have to
say is new to the general public,
and the new is always alarming.
- Garrett Hardin

All the president is, is a glorified public relations
man who spends his time flattering,
kissing, and kicking people to get them to do what
they are supposed to do anyway.
- Harry S. Truman

The history of modern art is also the history of the
progressive loss of art's audience.
Art has increasingly become the concern of the artist
and the bafflement of the public.
- Paul Gauguin

Congress will pass a law restricting public comment
on the Internet to individuals who have spent a minimum
of one hour actually accomplishing a specific task while on line.
- Andy Grove

Public sentiment is everything.
With public sentiment, nothing can fail.
Without it, nothing can succeed.
- Abraham Lincoln

Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning
the instrument as one goes on.
- Samuel Butler

The time comes upon every public man
when it is best for him to keep his lips closed.
- Abraham Lincoln

What the public expects and what is healthy for an
individual are two very different things.
- Esther Williams

For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations,
for Nature cannot be fooled.
- Richard P. Feynman

What's sort of interesting about the whole public relations
disaster that is the Net,
in some ways, is that the fundamentals are really good.
- Meg Whitman

Your every voter, as surely as your chief magistrate,
exercises a public trust.
- Grover Cleveland

Like religion, politics, and family planning,
cereal is not a topic to be brought up in public.
It's too controversial.
- Erma Bombeck

He who molds the public sentiment...
makes statutes and decisions possible or impossible to make.
- Abraham Lincoln

And this, our life, exempt from public haunt,
finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks,
sermons in stones, and good in everything.
- William Shakespeare

I am not bound for any public place,
but for ground of my own where I have planted vines and orchard trees,
and in the heat of the day climbed up into the healing shadow of the woods.
- Wendell Berry

Public misbehavior by the famous is a powerful teaching tool.
- Bill O'Reilly

The thing I enjoyed most were visits from children.
They did not want public office.
- Herbert Hoover

Let your literary compositions be kept from the public
eye for nine years at least.
- Horace

I am perfectly happy to believe that nobody likes us but the public.
- Rudolf Bing

Yet the effort to inform the public also encouraged
responsible public discussion that succeeded in developing
a consensus for the measured approach that many scientists supported.
- Paul Berg

It is within the last quarter century or thirty years.
And a lot of that law has turned out to be very,
very protective of the press and the public's right to know.
- Floyd Abrams

If we allow public funds to be used to support our relatively benign,
morally grounded schools, we will have to allow those
public funds to be used for any type of private school.
- Jonathan Kozol

Bridges are perhaps the most invisible form of public architecture.
- Bruce Jackson

How the early priests came into possession of these secrets does not appear,
and if there were ever any records of this kind the
Church would hardly allow them to become public.
- Harry Houdini

How was I going to make a man fly? How was I going
to convince the public that an actor could fly?
- Richard Donner

It doesn't look great if you cancel the reigning Best Comedy Program,
you know, you're gonna take a hit from a...
from sort of a public relations standpoint.
- Will Arnett

Positiveness is a good quality for preachers and speakers because,
whoever shares his thoughts with the public will convince
them as he himself appears convinced.
- Jonathan Swift

This is the first time in my 32 years in public broadcasting
that PBS has ordered up programs for ideological instead of journalistic reasons.
- Bill Moyers

That test should not be about ratings.
What should weigh is the knowledge that a public broadcaster
delivers programmes that matter.
- Jonathan Dimbleby

If a man breaks a pledge, the public ought to know it.
- Steve Forbes

The public gets not one penny from them in return for those airwaves.
- Robert McChesney

Public office is supposed to be a public trust.
This is a clear sign of the rampant corruption at the
highest levels of the Republican leadership.
- Bob Etheridge

If there's anything a public servant hates to do it's
something for the public.
- Kin Hubbard

Fortunately we're not a public company -
we're a private group of companies,
and I can do what I want.
- Richard Branson


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