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Edith Sitwell Quotes and Sayings

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

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

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

 

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

Poetry is the deification of reality.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Write your Sad times in Sand,
Write your Good times in Stone.
- George Bernard Shaw PHOTO

He who can no longer pause to wonder
and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead;
his eyes are closed.
- Albert Einstein PHOTO

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke PHOTO

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves
to recognize how good things really are.
- Marianne Williamson PHOTO

Treat those who are good with goodness,
and also treat those who are not good with goodness.
Thus goodness is attained.
Be honest to those who are honest,
and be also honest to those who are not honest.
Thus honesty is attained.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer PHOTO

The River of Life has no meaning,
no good, no bad, no better, no worse,
no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

No good comes from hurrying.
- Yiddish Proverb PHOTO

Play to win, but be a good loser.
Have a plan for your life,
but accept whatever comes your way
with grace and gratitude.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

There is nothing either good or bad,
but thinking makes it so.
- William Shakespeare

Regrets are the tears of good deeds left undone
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You have enemies? Good.
That means you've stood up for something,
sometime in your life.
- Winston Churchill

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life's passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours.
- Irish Blessing

There is more value in a very good painting
that is completed and on display,
than in an excellent painting
that is still in the artist's studio,
or perhaps still in his mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Start living now.
Stop saving the good china
for that special occasion.
Stop withholding your love
until that special person materializes.
Every day you are alive is a special occasion.
Every minute, every breath, is a gift from God.
- Mary Manin Morrissey

A good question is never answered.
It is not a bolt to be tightened into place
but a seed to be planted and to bear more seed
toward the hope of greening the landscape of idea.
- John Ciardi

Not life, but good life,
is to be chiefly valued.
- Socrates

Many a man fails as an original thinker
simply because his memory is too good.
- Nietzsche

It is not enough to have a good mind,
the main thing is to use it well.
- Rene Descartes

If I am not for myself,
who will be for me?
Yet if I am for myself alone,
of what good am I?
- Hillel

The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression
and cruelty by the bad people
but the silence over that by the good people.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I live to experience something new each day -
to learn something new,
meet a new friend,
bring joy into someone's life,
feel the wind newly on my skin,
touch a new fear, a new anger,
and with focused intent and good fortune,
find an ample measure of my own joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If being good isn't working - try being outrageous.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If the problem can be solved,
there is no use worrying about it.
If it can't be solved,
worrying will do no good.
- Tibetan proverb

An ounce of conscious choice is worth a pound of good fortune.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Good humor is the health of the soul,
sadness is its poison.
- Lord Chesterfield

Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others,
you should put a good deal of thought
into the happiness that you are able to give.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Whatever you are, be a good one.
- Abraham Lincoln

I believe that every human mind feels pleasure
in doing good to another.
- Thomas Jefferson

Necessity never made a good bargain.
- Benjamin Franklin

We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.
- Mother Teresa

The bad news is time flies.
The good news is you're the pilot.
- Michael Althsuler

Sometimes good things fall apart
so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

Merely to avoid harming others is not enough.
Earn your place in this world by doing good.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Great and good are seldom the same man.
- Winston Churchill

Anyone who proposes to do good
must not expect people to roll stones out of his way,
but must accept his lot calmly,
even if they roll a few stones upon it.
- Albert Schweitzer

It is good to have an end to journey towards;
but it is the journey that matters in the end.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

There are times, sir, when men of good conscience
cannot blindly follow orders.
- Captain Picard, STAR TREK: The Next Generation

The only good luck many great men ever had was
being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
- Channing Pollock

Self-care is critical to having a strong inner foundation.
Taking good care of YOU means the people in your life
will receive the best of you rather than what is left of you.
- Lorraine Cohen

Bad times have a scientific value.
These are occasions a good learner would not miss.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.
- Abraham Lincoln

Fighting not good. But if must fight... win.
- Miyagi: character in the movie The Next Karate Kid

The wicked leader is he who the people despise.
The good leader is he who the people revere.
The great leader is he who the people say, "We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

This time, like all times, is a very good one,
if we but know what to do with it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything,
I still believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

It all comes to this:
the simplest way to be happy is to do good.
- Helen Keller

"Good morning!" he said at last.
"We don't want any adventures here, thank you!
You might try over The Hill or across The Water."
- J. R. R. Tolkien

In spite of everything, I still believe
that people are really good at heart.
I simply can't build up my hopes on a foundation
consisting of confusion, misery and death.
- Anne Frank

Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.
- John D. Rockefeller

If an opinion contrary to your own makes you angry,
that is a sign that you are subconsciously aware
of having no good reason for thinking as you do.
- Bertrand Russell

By having a reverence for life,
we enter into a spiritual relation with the world.
By practicing reverence for life we become good, deep, and alive.
- Albert Schweitzer


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