Dame Edith Sitwell

1887 - 1964

A Quote by Dame Edith Sitwell on art, boredom, inspiration, and unhappiness

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

Dame Edith Sitwell (1887 - 1964)

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A Quote by Dame Edith Sitwell on glory, life, and praise

My poems are hymns of praise to the glory of life.

Dame Edith Sitwell (1887 - 1964)

Source: Collected Poems, 1957, Some Notes on my Poetry

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A Quote by Dame Edith Sitwell on heart, meaning, poetry, secrets, and universe

Poetry ennobles the heart and the eyes, and unveils the meaning of all things upon which the heart and the eyes dwell. It discovers the secret rays of the universe, and restores to us forgotten paradises.

Dame Edith Sitwell (1887 - 1964)

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A Quote by Dame Edith Sitwell on dreams, meaning, reality, and world

Rhythm is one of the principal translators between dream and reality. Rhythm might be described as, to the world of sound, what light is to the world of sight. It shapes and gives new meaning. Rhythm was described by Schopenhauer as melody deprived of its pitch.

Dame Edith Sitwell (1887 - 1964)

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A Quote by Dame Edith Sitwell on patience and stupidity

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

Dame Edith Sitwell (1887 - 1964)

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A Quote by Dame Edith Sitwell on government, incompetence, and wishes

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

Dame Edith Sitwell (1887 - 1964)

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A Quote by Dame Edith Sitwell on modesty, thinking, and time

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

Dame Edith Sitwell (1887 - 1964)

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A Quote by Dame Edith Sitwell on belief and truth

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

Dame Edith Sitwell (1887 - 1964)

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A Quote by Dame Edith Sitwell on heart, love, mind, and time

Remember only this of our hopeless love That never till Time is done Will the fire of the heart and the fire of the mind be one.

Dame Edith Sitwell (1887 - 1964)

Source: Heart and Mind

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A Quote by Dame Edith Sitwell on listening, music, reading, and silence

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

Dame Edith Sitwell (1887 - 1964)

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