Robertson Davies Quotes (198 quotes)
The Cornish trilogy (1992 edition), Penguin Group USA - ISBN: 9780140158502
The Enthusiasms of Robertson Davies (1979 edition), Viking Adult
“Every man is wise when attacked by a mad dog; fewer when pursued by a mad woman; only the wisest survive when attacked by a mad notion.”
Samuel Marchbanks' Almanack (1967)
“Extraordinary people survive under the most terrible circumstances and they become more extraordinary because of it.”
Gzowski on FM - Conversations with Robertson Davies (1989)
Happy alchemy: on the pleasures of music and the theatre (1999 edition), Penguin Group USA - ISBN: 9780140275629
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Born: August 28, 1913
Died: December 2, 1995 (aged 82)
Occupation: Novelist, journalist, playwright, professor, critic
Bio: William Robertson Davies was a Canadian novelist, playwright, critic, journalist, and professor. He was one of Canada's best-known and most popular authors, and one of its most distinguished men of letters, a term Davies is variously said to have gladly accepted for himself and to have detested.
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“You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait, be quiet still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet.”