Brooks Atkinson

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Brooks Atkinson

Brooks Atkinson

It takes most men five years to recover from a college education, and to learn that poetry is as vital to thinking as knowledge.More Brooks Atkinson [09/17/2011 09:09:30]
People everywhere enjoy believing things that they know are not true. It spares them the ordeal of thinking for themselves and taking responsibility for what they know.More Brooks Atkinson [09/17/2011 09:09:43]
The cocktail party... is a device either for getting rid of social obligations hurriedly en masse or for making overtures toward more serious social relationships, as in the etiquette of whoring.More Brooks Atkinson [09/17/2011 09:09:50]
Don't be condescending to unskilled labor. Try it for a half a day first.More Brooks Atkinson [09/17/2011 09:09:57]
Drop the last year into the silent limbo of the past. Let it go, for it was imperfect, and thank God that it can go.More Brooks Atkinson [09/17/2011 09:09:05]
In every age 'the good old days' were a myth. No one ever thought they were good at the time. For every age has consisted of crises that seemed intolerable to the people who lived through them.More Brooks Atkinson [09/17/2011 09:09:15]
It seems not to have been written. It is the quintessence of life. It is the basic truth.More Brooks Atkinson [09/17/2011 09:09:23]
The most fatal illusion is the narrow point of view. Since life is growth and motion, a fixed point of view kills anybody who has one.More Brooks Atkinson [09/17/2011 09:09:30]
The evil that men do lives on the front pages of greedy newspapers, but the good is oft interred apathetically inside.More Brooks Atkinson [09/17/2011 09:09:39]
After each war there is a little less democracy to save.More Brooks Atkinson [09/17/2011 09:09:51]
Nothing a man writes can please him as profoundly as something he does with his back, shoulders and hands. For writing is an artificial activity. It is a lonely and private substitute for conversation.More Brooks Atkinson [09/17/2011 09:09:59]
I have no objections to churches so long as they do not interfere with God's work.More Brooks Atkinson [09/17/2011 09:09:09]
Every man with an idea has at least two or three followers.More Brooks Atkinson [09/17/2011 09:09:18]
The Blonde in the Thunderbird.More Brooks Atkinson [09/17/2011 09:09:36]
As thought it is a contribution to public knowledge. As drama it is vivid and bold.More Brooks Atkinson [09/17/2011 09:09:43]
When Mr. Wilbur calls his play 'Halfway to Hell,' he underestimates the distance.More Brooks Atkinson [09/17/2011 09:09:01]
In the 1920s dramatists attacked their subjects as if the inequities could be resolved. Some of the traditional optimism of America lurked behind most of the early plays. But not now. There is no conviction now that the problem will be solved.More Brooks Atkinson [09/17/2011 09:09:23]
Every man with an idea has at least two or three followers.More Brooks Atkinson [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The perfect bureaucrat everywhere is the man who manages to make no decisions and escape all responsibility.More Brooks Atkinson [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The virtue of the camera is not the power it has to transform the photographer into an artist, but the impulse it gives him to keep on lookingMore Brooks Atkinson [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It takes most men five years to recover from a college education, and to learn that poetry is as vital to thinking as knowledge.More Brooks Atkinson [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
People everywhere enjoy believing things that they know are not true. It spares them the ordeal of thinking for themselves and taking responsibility for what they know.More Brooks Atkinson [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The cocktail party... is a device either for getting rid of social obligations hurriedly en masse or for making overtures toward more serious social relationships, as in the etiquette of whoring.More Brooks Atkinson [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Don't be condescending to unskilled labor. Try it for a half a day first.More Brooks Atkinson [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Drop the last year into the silent limbo of the past. Let it go, for it was imperfect, and thank God that it can go.More Brooks Atkinson [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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