Robert Graves Quotes (106 quotes)
“Faults in English prose derive not so much from lack of knowledge, intelligence or art as from lack of thought, patience or goodwill.”
Ch. 3: Where Is Good English to Be Found? - The Reader Over Your Shoulder (1943)
“Tell me, my witless, whose one boast Could be your staunchness at the post, When were you made a man of parts To think fine and profess the arts?”
Down, Wanton, Down! l. 13 (1933)
“For me, the naked and the nude (By lexicographers construed As synonyms that should express The same deficiency of dress Or shelter) stand as wide apart As love from lies, or truth from art.”
The Naked and the Nude l. 1 (1957)
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Picture Source: WikipediaRobert Graves
Born: July 24, 1895
Died: December 7, 1985 (aged 90)
Occupation: Novelist, poet, soldier
Bio: Robert von Ranke Graves was an English poet, scholarwriter of antiquity specializing in Classical Greece and Rome, and novelist. During his long life he produced more than 140 works.
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