Edith Sitwell Quotes

My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music, and silence... view

By: Edith Sitwell

I have often wished I had time to cultivate modesty... but I am too busy thinking about myself... view

By: Edith Sitwell

The trouble with most Englishwomen is that they will dress as if they had been a mouse in a previous incarnation they do not want to attract attention... view

By: Edith Sitwell

The public will believe anything, so long as it is not founded on truth... view

By: Edith Sitwell

The poet speaks to all men of that other life of theirs that they have smothered and forgotten... view

By: Edith Sitwell

The aim of flattery is to soothe and encourage us by assuring us of the truth of an opinion we have already formed about ourselves... view

By: Edith Sitwell

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... view

By: Edith Sitwell

Poetry is the deification of reality... view

By: Edith Sitwell

I have taken this step because I want the discipline, the fire and the authority of the Church. I am hopelessly unworthy of it, but I hope to become worthy... view

By: Edith Sitwell

I wish the government would put a tax on pianos for the incompetent... view

By: Edith Sitwell

I am patient with stupidity but not with those who are proud of it... view

By: Edith Sitwell

I am one of those unhappy persons who inspire bores to the greatest flights of art... view

By: Edith Sitwell

I am an unpopular electric eel in a pool of catfish... view

By: Edith Sitwell

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... view

By: Edith Sitwell

Good taste is the worst vice ever invented... view

By: Edith Sitwell

A great many people now reading and writing would be better employed keeping rabbits... view

By: Edith Sitwell