Edith Sitwell - Quotes

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

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

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

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

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

Poetry is the deification of reality.

Poetry is the deification of reality.

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

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

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

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. ---->>>

Good taste is the worst vice ever invented. ---->>>

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

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

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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

Biography

Nationality: British
Born: September 7, 1887
Birthplace:
Die: 12-09, 1964
Occupation: Poet
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Dame Edith Louisa Sitwell DBE (7 September 1887 – 9 December 1964) was a British poet and critic and the eldest of the three literary Sitwells. Like her brothers Osbert and Sacheverell, Edith reacted badly to her eccentric, unloving parents, and lived for much of her life with her governess. She never married, but became passionately attached to the gay Russian painter Pavel Tchelitchew, and her home was always open to London's poetic circle, to whom she was unfailingly generous and helpful (wikipedia)