Robert Graves Quote
“A well chosen anthology is a complete dispensary of medicine for the more common mental disorders, and may be used as much for prevention as cure.”
"On English poetry; being an irregular approach to the psychology of this art, from evidence mainly subjective" by Robert Graves, A.A. Knopf, 1922, p. 85, Chapter XXIX "The Use of Poetry"
“I do not know which to prefer, The beauty of inflections, Or the beauty of innuendoes, The blackbird whistling, Or just after.”
Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird - Harmonium (1923)
“I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control, and at times hard to handle, but if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.”
“A doctor gave a man six months to live. The man couldn't pay his bill, so he gave him another six months.”
“Punning is an art of harmonious jingling upon words, which, passing in at the ears, excites a titillary motion in those parts; and this, being conveyed by the animal spirits into the muscles of the face, raises the cockles of the heart.”
The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift, D. D. Arranged by Thomas Sheridan (J. Johnson, 1803), p. 125, "The Art of Punning"
“A disposition to preserve, and an ability to improve, taken together, would be my standard of a statesman.”
Edmund Burke: Selected Writings and Speeches (1963 edition), Transaction Publishers - ISBN: 9781412822220
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.