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Robertson Davies
(1913-1995) born on
Aug 28
Canadian author. He was one of Canada's most accomplished writers; best known for Deptford trilogy.
         
   
F
The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.

R
Imagination is a good horse to carry you over the ground -- not a flying carpet to set you free from probability.
A
The most original thing a writer can do is write like himself. It is also his most difficult task.
N
If I had my way books would not be written in English, but in an exceedingly difficult secret language that only skilled professional readers and story-tellers could interpret. Then people would have to go to public halls and pay good prices to hear. . .
K
Few people can see genius in someone who has offended them.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
R: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
A: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
N: "A Chat with a Great Reader," in Saturday Night (Toronto, 11 Sept. 1954; repr. in The Enthusiasms of Robertson Davies, 1990).
K: "Dylan Thomas and Hector Berlioz," in Saturday Night (Canada, 9 June 1956; repr. in The Enthusiasms of Robertson Davies, 1990).
   


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