Van Wyck Brooks

Van Wyck Brooks

American literary critic, biographer, and historian.
Nothing is sadder than having worldly standards without worldly means.More Van Wyck Brooks quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Magnanimous people have no vanity, they have no jealousy, and they feed on the true and the solid wherever they find it. And, what is more, they find it everywhere.More Van Wyck Brooks quotes [10/20/2011 11:10:30]
People of small caliber are always carping. They are bent on showing their own superiority, their knowledge or prowess or good breeding.More Van Wyck Brooks quotes [10/20/2011 11:10:55]
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]
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]

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