Brooks Atkinson

Brooks Atkinson

American theatre critic.
Nothing a man writes can please him as profoundly as something he does with his back, shoulders and hands. For writing is an artificial activity. It is a lonely and private substitute for conversation.More Brooks Atkinson quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It seems not to have been written. It is the quintessence of life. It is the basic truth.More Brooks Atkinson quotes [09/17/2011 09:09:23]
Real art is illumination, it adds stature to life.More Brooks Atkinson quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Nobody is fully alive who cannot apply to art as much discrimination and appreciation as he applies to the work by which he earns his living.More Brooks Atkinson quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The cheese and wine party has the form of friendship without the warmth and devotion. It is a device either for getting rid of social obligations hurriedly en mass, or for making overtures towards more serious social relationships, as in the etiquette of whoring.More Brooks Atkinson quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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Suzanne Collins The rat was merely trying to sleep. Believe me, pup, if I had wanted to kill you we wouldn’t be having this conversation,” said Ripred. [03/29/2018 05:03:36] More


Phyllis McGinley The successful truck gardener can never go out to dinner in the summer or spend a week end away, because his conscience tells him he has to be at home eating up his corn or packaging his beans for the freezer. [03/29/2018 05:03:36] More


Walter Savage Landor As the pearl ripens in the obscurity of its shell, so ripens in the tomb all the fame that is truly precious. [03/29/2018 05:03:36] More


Donald Trump I've never once in my life known a person who was successful who didn't have a big ego. Ego's not a bad thing. [03/29/2018 05:03:36] More


Rollo May A dynamic struggle goes on within a person between what he or she consciously thinks on the one hand and, on the other, some insight, some perspective that is struggling to be born. [03/29/2018 05:03:36] More