Dame Edith Sitwell
British poet (1887-1964)
Dame Edith Louisa Sitwell was a British poet and critic and the eldest of the three literary Sitwells. She reacted badly to her eccentric, unloving parents and lived much of her life with her governess. She never married but became passionately attached to Russian painter Pavel Tchelitchew, and her home was always open to London's poetic circle, to whom she was generous and helpful.
Dame Edith Sitwell Quotes
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.
I have often wished I had time to cultivate modesty ... But I am too busy thinking about myself.
I am patient with stupidity but not with those who are proud of it.
I am one of those unhappy persons who inspire bores to the greatest flights of art.
My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music, and silence.
The public will believe anything, so long as it is not founded on truth.
I wish the government would put a tax on pianos for the incompetent.
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.
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