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Logan P. Smith Quotes and Sayings

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The denunciation of the young is a necessary part of
the hygiene of older people,
and greatly assists the circulation of the blood.
- Logan P. Smith

Related topics: Age

How can they say my life is not a success? Have I not
for more than sixty years got enough to eat and escaped being eaten?
- Logan P. Smith

Those who set out to serve both God and Mammon soon
discover that there is no God.
- Logan P. Smith

If you are losing your leisure, look out;
you may be losing your soul.
- Logan P. Smith

 

The newest books are those that never grow old.
- Logan P. Smith

It is through the cracks in our brains that ecstasy creeps in.
- Logan P. Smith

We need two kinds of acquaintances, one to complain to,
while to the others we boast.
- Logan P. Smith

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Every author, however modest, keeps a most outrageous
vanity chained like a madman in the padded cell of his breast.
- Logan P. Smith

It is the wretchedness of being rich that you have
to live with rich people.
- Logan P. Smith

To suppose as we all suppose, that we could be rich
and not behave as the rich behave,
is like supposing that we could drink all day and stay sober.
- Logan P. Smith

The vitality of a new movement in Art must be gauged by the fury it arouses.
- Logan P. Smith

Solvency is entirely a matter of temperament and not of income.
- Logan P. Smith

Our names are labels, plainly printed on the bottled
essence of our past behavior.
- Logan P. Smith

People before the public live an imagined life in the thought of others,
and flourish or feel faint as their self outside themselves
grows bright or dwindles in that mirror.
- Logan P. Smith

There is more felicity on the far side of baldness
than young men can possibly imagine.
- Logan P. Smith

What I like in a good author is not what he says but what he whispers.
- Logan P. Smith

Happiness is a wine of the rarest vintage,
and seems insipid to a vulgar taste.
- Logan P. Smith

What joy can the years bring half so sweet as the unhappiness they've taken away?
- Logan P. Smith

It takes a great man to give sound advice tactfully,
but a greater to accept it graciously.
- Logan P. Smith

People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading.
- Logan P. Smith

What's more enchanting than the voices of young people,
when you can't hear what they say?
- Logan P. Smith

All my life, as down an abyss without a bottom.
I have been pouring van loads of information into that
vacancy of oblivion I call my mind.
- Logan P. Smith

A slight touch of friendly malice and amusement towards
those we love keeps our affections for them from turning flat.
- Logan P. Smith

There are few sorrows, however poignant,
in which a good income is of no avail.
- Logan P. Smith

A man cannot be said to succeed in this life who does not satisfy one friend.
- Logan P. Smith

Don't laugh at a youth for his affectations;
he is only trying on one face after another to find a face of his own.
- Logan P. Smith

If you want to be thought a liar, always tell the truth.
- Logan P. Smith

Thank Heaven, the sun has gone in, and I don't have to go out and enjoy it.
- Logan P. Smith

A best-seller is the gilded tomb of a mediocre talent.
- Logan P. Smith

What is more mortifying than to feel that you have
missed the plum for want of courage to shake the tree?
- Logan P. Smith

The test of a vocation is the love of the drudgery it involves.
- Logan P. Smith

When they come downstairs from their Ivory Towers,
idealists are very apt to walk straight into the gutter.
- Logan P. Smith

Only a generation of readers will span a generation of writers.
- Logan P. Smith

There are people who, like houses, are beautiful in dilapidation.
- Logan P. Smith

The old know what they want; the young are sad and bewildered.
- Logan P. Smith

Charming people live up to the very edge of their charm,
and behave as outrageously as the world lets them.
- Logan P. Smith

Most people sell their souls, and live with a good
conscience on the proceeds.
- Logan P. Smith

Literature is the denunciation of the times in which one lives.
- Camilo Jose Cela

Labor organizations are formed, not to employ combined
effort for a common object,
but to indulge in declamation and denunciation,
and especially to furnish an easy living to some officers who do not want to work.
- William Graham Sumner

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

The Bible is literature, not dogma.
- George Santayana

Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress;
when I get tired of one,
I spend the night with the other.
- Anton Chekhov

Movies are a complicated collision of literature,
theatre, music and all the visual arts.
- Yahoo Serious

He taught me literature, and he actually taught me how to read.
He was my personal mentor.
- Shimon Peres

Literature has to serve as a moral control of politics.
- Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Literature is made upon any occasion that a challenge
is put to the legal apparatus by conscience in touch with humanity.
- Nelson Algren

When they were done downloading all the information off each hard drive,
they took all the computers, all the literature,
and loaded everything into a big white truck and left.
- Sherman Austin

As society diversifies, the number of people who read
literature is decreasing.
It will be difficult for readers to digest my ideas through literature.
- Cao Yu

I wish to share and pass down some of my generation's traits,
and encourage young people to create their own art,
music, and literature.
- David Amram

In pure literature, the writers of the eighteenth century achieved,
indeed, many triumphs; but their great,
their peculiar, triumphs were in the domain of thought.
- Lytton Strachey

Judaism has always been a strong interest of mine.
My two sons speak Hebrew and are familiar with the
scriptures and with rabbinic literature.
This is the way we live.
- Herman Wouk

Literature precedes genre.
- Rick Moody

All bad Literature rests upon imperfect insight,
or upon imitation, which may be defined as seeing at second-hand.
- George Henry Lewes

Literature is the orchestration of platitudes.
- Thornton Wilder

Allen Ginsberg was a world authority on the writing of William Blake,
and had an incredible knowledge of classic literature and world politics.
- David Amram

Literature for me isn't a workaday job,
but something which involves desires,
dreams and fantasy.
- Antonio Tabucchi

To provoke dreams of terror in the slumber of prosperity
has become the moral duty of literature.
- Ernst Fischer

Everything is becoming science fiction.
From the margins of an almost invisible literature
has sprung the intact reality of the 20th century.
- J. G. Ballard

Literature...
is the union of suffering with the instinct for form.
- Thomas Mann

A losing trade, I assure you, sir: literature is a drug.
- George Borrow

Literature is air, and I'm suffocating in mediocrity.
- Armand Assante

For us Africans, literature must serve a purpose:
to expose,
embarrass, and fight corruption and authoritarianism.
It is understandable why the African artist is utilitarian.
- Ama Ata Aidoo

The genre has moved into this commercial aspect of itself,
and ignored this extraordinarily rich literature that's
filed everywhere else except under travel.
- Robyn Davidson

A great speech is literature.
- Peggy Noonan

Because I don't have to be careful of people's feelings when I teach literature,
and I do when I'm teaching writing.
- Tobias Wolff

When you read the psychedelic literature,
there is a distinction between the so-called natural
psychedelics and synthetic psychedelics that are artificially produced.
- Stanislav Grof

The narrative of serial art works more like music than like literature.
- Sol LeWitt

I gradually became persuaded that the subjects,
without intending to, had revealed to me a basic truth
about markets that was foreign to the literature of economics.
- Vernon L. Smith

Books are the carriers of civilization.
Without books, history is silent, literature dumb,
science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill.
- Barbara Tuchman

All literature is political.
- LeVar Burton

Jesus claimed He had the power to raise himself from
the dead and His followers would be raised from the dead.
That's a unique claim in the literature of religion.
- Josh McDowell


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