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ROBERTSON DAVIES
Canadian novelist
(1913 - 1995)
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A big man is always accused of gluttony, whereas a wizened or osseous man can eat like a refugee at every meal, and no one ever notices his greed.
      - [Avarice]

A happy childhood has spoiled many a promising life.
      - [Childhood]

All mothers think their children are oaks, but the world never lacks for cabbages.
      - [Children]

Art is wine and experience is the brandy we distill from it.
      - [Art]

Authors like cats because they are such quiet, lovable, wise creatures, and cats like authors for the same reasons.
      - [Authors]

Fanaticism is overcompensation for doubt.
      - [Fanaticism]

In my experience tact is usually worse than the brutalities of truth.
      - [Tact]

Inactivity and deprivation of all accustomed stimulus is not rest; it is a preparation for the tomb.
      - [Idleness]

The love of truth lies at the root of much humor.
      - [Humor]

The love that dare not speak its name has become the love that won't shut up.
      - [Homosexuality]

To be a book-collector is to combine the worst characteristics of a dope fiend with those of a miser.
      - [Books]

A great many complimentary things have been said about the faculty of memory, and if you look in a good quotation book you will find them neatly arranged.
      - The Enthusiasms of Robertson Davies
        [Memory]


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