Max Eastman - Quotes

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A smile is the universal welcome.

A smile is the universal welcome.

Dogs laugh, but they laugh with their tails.

Dogs laugh, but they laugh with their tails.

It is the ability to take a joke, not make one, that proves you have a sense of humor.

It is the ability to take a joke, not make one, that proves you have a sense of humor.

People who demand neutrality in any situation are usually not neutral but in favor of the status quo. ---->>>

A joke is not a thing but a process, a trick you play on the listener's mind. You start him off toward a plausible goal, and then by a sudden twist you land him nowhere at all or just where he didn't expect to go. ---->>>

Humor is the instinct for taking pain playfully.

Humor is the instinct for taking pain playfully.

The defining function of the artist is to cherish consciousness. ---->>>

Classic art was the art of necessity: modern romantic art bears the stamp of caprice and chance.

Classic art was the art of necessity: modern romantic art bears the stamp of caprice and chance.

The worst enemy of human hope is not brute facts, but men of brains who will not face them. ---->>>

I don't know why it is we are in such a hurry to get up when we fall down. You might think we would lie there and rest for a while. ---->>>

It is art that makes life, makes interest, makes importance and I know of no substitute whatever for the force and beauty of its process.

It is art that makes life, makes interest, makes importance and I know of no substitute whatever for the force and beauty of its process.

Emotion is the surest arbiter of a poetic choice, and it is the priest of all supreme unions in the mind. ---->>>

A liberal mind is a mind that is able to imagine itself believing anything. ---->>>

A poet in history is divine, but a poet in the next room is a joke. ---->>>

Laughter is, after speech, the chief thing that holds society together. ---->>>

Robert Benchley has a style that is weak and lies down frequently to rest. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: January 4, 1883
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Die: 03-25, 1969
Occupation: Author
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Max Forrester Eastman (January 4, 1883 – March 25, 1969) was an American writer on literature, philosophy and society; a poet, and a prominent political activist. Moving to New York City for graduate school, Eastman became involved with liberal and radical circles in Greenwich Village. He supported socialism and became a leading patron of the Harlem Renaissance, and an activist for a number of liberal and radical causes (wikipedia)