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Van Wyck Brooks
(1886-1963) born on
Feb 16
US literary critic, cultural historian. He saw literature as an outgrowth of a national culture; wrote "America's Coming of Age," 1915.
         
   
F
The American mind, unlike the English, is not formed by books, but, as Carl Sandburg once said to me, . . . by newspapers and the Bible.

R
The creative impulses of man are always at war with the possessive impulses.
A
Nothing is sadder than having worldly standards without worldly means.
N
As against having beautiful workshops, studios, etc., one writes best in a cellar on a rainy day.
K
The man who has the courage of his platitudes is always a successful man.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "The Nation," 14 Aug 1954.
R: In "Webster's NewWorld Best Book of Aphorisms," by Auriel Douglas, 1989.
A: "A Chilmark Miscellany."
N: In "A Treasury of Great American Quotations," by Charles Hurd, 1964.
K: "A Chilmark Miscellany."
   


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