Quotes by Joseph Wood Krutch

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Joseph Wood Krutch (November 25, 1893 - May 22, 1970) was an American writer, critic, and naturalist. more

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Security depends not so much upon how much you have, as upon how much you can do without.

Cats seem to go on the principle that it never does any harm to ask for what you want.
Only those within whose own consciousness the sun rise and set, the leaves burgeon and wither, can be said to be aware of what living is.
Few people have ever seriously wished to be exclusively rational. The good life which most desire is a life warmed by passions and touched with that ceremonial grace which is impossible without some affectionate loyalty to traditional form and ceremonies.
What a man knows is everywhere at war with what he wants.
The most serious charge which can be brought against New England is not Puritanism but February. . . . Spring is too far away to comfort even by anticipation, and winter long ago lost the charm of novelty.

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