Edmund Wilson Quotes

Edmund Wilson Quotes: From the moment a New Yorker is confronted with almost any large city of Europe, it is impossible for him to pretend to himself that his own city is anything other than an unscrupulous real-estate speculation
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Edmund Wilson Quote: If I could only remember that the days were not bricks to be laid row on row, to be built into a solid house, where one might dwell in safety and peace, but only food for the fires of the heart.
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Quotes about Edmund Wilson: They [the English] have a special word,
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Quote about Edmund Wilson: In times of disorder and stress, the fanatics play a prominent role; in times of peace, the critics. Both are shot after the revolution.
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Edmund Wilson Sayings: Every work of art is a trick by which the artist manipulates appearances.
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Edmund Wilson Saying: One didn't really believe till one saw it demonstrated that giving oneself up completely to art, to emotion, to enjoyment, without planning for the future or counting the cost, produced dreadful disabilities and bankruptcies later.
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Sayings about Edmund Wilson: A young poet in America should not be advised at the outset to give up all for the Muse-to seclude himself in the country, to live hand from mouth in Greenwich Village or to escape to the Riviera. I should not advise him even to become a magazine editor or work in a publisher's office. The poet would do better to study a profession, to become a banker or a public official or even to go in for the movies.
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