Dame Edith Sitwell Quotes

Dame Edith Sitwell quotations
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Dame Edith Sitwell

I have often wished I had time to cultivate modesty... But I am too busy thinking about myself.
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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.
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The public will believe anything, so long as it is not founded on truth.
Dame Edith Sitwell quote

Vulgarity is, in reality, nothing but a modern, chic, pert descendant of the goddess Dullness.
Dame Edith Sitwell quote

Why not be oneself? That is the whole secret of a successful appearance. If one is a greyhound, why try to look like a Pekingese?
Dame Edith Sitwell quote

I am not eccentric. It's just that I am more alive than most people. I am an unpopular electric eel set in a pond of goldfish.
Dame Edith Sitwell quote

I am one of those unhappy persons who inspire bores to the greatest flights of art.
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I wish the government would put a tax on pianos for the incompetent.
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English poet and critic 1887-1964

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Critic, Poet, English
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