Robertson Davies

1913 - 1995

A Quote by Robertson Davies on attitude, cats, charm, devil, egotism, honesty, and responsibility

The great charm of cats is their rampant egotism, their devil may care attitude toward responsibility, and their disinclination to earn an honest dollar.

Robertson Davies (1913 - 1995)

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A Quote by Robertson Davies on books, difficulty, and love

I never heard of anyone who was really literate or who ever really loved books who wanted to suppress any of them. Censors only read a book with great difficulty, moving their lips as they puzzle out each syllable, when someone tells them that the book is unfit to read.

Robertson Davies (1913 - 1995)

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A Quote by Robertson Davies on animals, dogs, people, and popularity

The dog is a yes-animal. Very popular with people who can't afford a yes man.

Robertson Davies (1913 - 1995)

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A Quote by Robertson Davies on happiness, life, temperament, and unhappiness

Happiness is always a byproduct. It is probably a matter of temperament, and for anything I know it may be glandular. But it is not something that can be demanded from life, and if you are not happy you had better stop worrying about it and see what treasures you can pluck from your own brand of unhappiness.

Robertson Davies (1913 - 1995)

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A Quote by Robertson Davies on children, motherhood, and world

All mothers think their children are oaks, but the world never lacks for cabbages.

Robertson Davies (1913 - 1995)

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A Quote by Robertson Davies on doubt and fanaticism

Fanaticism is . . . overcompensation for doubt.

Robertson Davies (1913 - 1995)

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