Irving Layton - Quotes

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We love in another's soul whatever of ourselves we can deposit in it; the greater the deposit, the greater the love. ---->>>

Canadians look down on the United States and consider it Hell. They are right to do so. Canada is to the United States what, in Dante's scheme, Limbo is to Hell. ---->>>

Conscience: self-esteem with a halo. ---->>>

My neighbor doesn't want to be loved as much as he wants to be envied. ---->>>

When you argue with your inferiors, you convince them of only one thing: they are as clever as you. ---->>>

Idealist: a cynic in the making. ---->>>

I am a genius who has written poems that will survive with the best of Shakespeare, Wordsworth and Keats. ---->>>

In Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Canada has at last produced a political leader worthy of assassination. ---->>>


Nationality: Canadian
Born: 03-12, 1912
Die: 01-04, 2006
Occupation: Poet

Irving Peter Layton, OC (March 12, 1912 – January 4, 2006) was a Romanian-born Canadian poet. He was known for his "tell it like it is" style which won him a wide following, but also made him enemies. As T. Jacobs notes in his biography (2001), Layton fought Puritanism throughout his life: Layton's work had provided the bolt of lightning that was needed to split open the thin skin of conservatism and complacency in the poetry scene of the preceding century, allowing modern poetry to expose previously unseen richness and depth (wikipedia)