Van Wyck Brooks

Van Wyck Brooks

American literary critic, biographer, and historian.
The American mind, unlike the English, is not formed by books, but, as Carl Sandburg once said to me... by newspapers and the Bible.More Van Wyck Brooks quotes [10/20/2011 11:10:00]
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 [10/20/2011 11:10:21]
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]
How delightful is the company of generous people, who overlook trifles and keep their minds instinctively fixed on whatever is good and positive in the world about them. People of small caliber are always carping. They are bent on showing their own superiority, their knowledge or prowess or good breeding. But 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 [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]

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