Quotes by Dame Edith Sitwell

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Edith Sitwell (September 7, 1887 December 9, 1964) was a British poet and critic.

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Still falls the rain -- dark as the world of man, black as our loss -- blind as the nineteen hundred and forty nails upon the Cross.

My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music, and silence.
Eccentricity is not, as dull people would have us believe, a form of madness. It is often a kind of innocent pride, and the man of genius and the aristocrat are frequently regarded as eccentrics because genius and aristocrat are entirely unafraid of and uninfluenced by the opinions and vagaries of the crowd.
I am patient with stupidity, but not with those who are proud of it.
Hot water is my native element. I was in it as a baby, and I have never seemed to get out of it ever since.
I'm not the man to balk at a low smell, I not the man to insist on asphodel. This sounds like a He-fellow, don't you think? It sounds like that. I belch, I bawl, I drink.
I have often wished I had time to cultivate modesty. But I am too busy thinking about myself.
The poet speaks to all men of that other life of theirs that they have smothered and forgotten.
Good taste is the worst vice ever invented.
Vulgarity is, in reality, nothing but a modern, chic, pert descendant of the goddess Dullness.