Van Wyck Brooks

Van Wyck Brooks

American literary critic, biographer, and historian.
Earnest people are often people who habitually look on the serious side of things that have no serious side.More Van Wyck Brooks quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
No one is fit to judge a book until he has rounded Cape Horn in a sailing vessel, until he has bumped into two or three icebergs, until he has been lost in the sands of the desert, until he has spent a few years in the House of the Dead.More Van Wyck Brooks quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There is no stopping the world's tendency to throw off imposed restraints, the religious authority that is based on the ignorance of the many, the political authority that is based on the knowledge of the few.More Van Wyck Brooks quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The instructed man is ashamed to pronounce in an Orphic manner what everybody knows, and because he is silent people think he is making fun of them.More Van Wyck Brooks quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A man who has the courage of his platitudes is always a successful man. The instructed man is ashamed to pronounce in an orphic manner what everybody knows, and because he is silent people think he is making fun of them. They like a man who expresses their own superficial thoughts in a manner that appears to be profound. This enables them to feel that they are themselves profound.More Van Wyck Brooks quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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