Edith Sitwell

Dame Edith Louisa Sitwell DBE (7 September 1887 - 9 December 1964) was a British poet and critic

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Eccentricity is not, as dull people would have us believe, a form of madness. It is often a kind of innocent pride, and the man of genius and the aristocrat are frequently regarded as eccentrics because genius and aristocrat are entirely unafraid of and uninfluenced by the opinions and vagaries of the crowd.Rate it:
Good taste is the worst vice ever invented.Rate it:
Hot water is my native element. I was in it as a baby, and I have never seemed to get out of it ever since.Rate it:
I am patient with stupidity but not with those who are proud of it.Rate it:
I am patient with stupidity, but not with those who are proud of it.Rate it:
I have often wished I had time to cultivate modesty. But I am too busy thinking about myself.Rate it:
I'm not the man to balk at a low smell, I not the man to insist on asphodel. This sounds like a He-fellow, don't you think? It sounds like that. I belch, I bawl, I drink.Rate it:
My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music, and silence.Rate it:
Still falls the rain -- dark as the world of man, black as our loss -- blind as the nineteen hundred and forty nails upon the Cross.Rate it:
The poet speaks to all men of that other life of theirs that they have smothered and forgotten.Rate it:
The public will believe anything, so long as it is not founded on truth.Rate it:
Vulgarity is, in reality, nothing but a modern, chic, pert descendant of the goddess Dullness.Rate it:
Why not be oneself That is the whole secret of a successful appearance. If one is a greyhound why try to look like a PekineseRate it:

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