Van Wyck Brooks

Van Wyck Brooks

American literary critic, biographer, and historian.
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]
No man should ever publish a book until he has first read it to a woman.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]
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]
If men were basically evil, who would bother to improve the world instead of giving it up as a bad job at the outset?More Van Wyck Brooks quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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