Van Wyck Brooks

Van Wyck Brooks

American literary critic, biographer, and historian.
The man who has the courage of his platitudes is always a successful man.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]
Nothing is so soothing to our self-esteem as to find our bad traits in our forebears. It seems to absolve us.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]
It is not that the French are not profound, but they all express themselves so well that we are led to take their geese for swans.More Van Wyck Brooks quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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