Max Eastman Quotes


18 Max Eastman quotes:



"It is the ability to take a joke, not make one, that proves you have a sense of humor."
"Dogs laugh, but they laugh with their tails."
"The defining function of the artist is to cherish consciousness."
"A joke is not a thing but a process, a trick you play on the listener's mind. You start him off toward a plausible goal, and then by a sudden twist you land him nowhere at all or just where he didn't expect to go."
Author: Eastman Quotes Category: American Author Quotes Jokes Quotes
"I don't know why it is we are in such a hurry to get up when we fall down. You might think we would lie there and rest for a while."
"A liberal mind is a mind that is able to imagine itself believing anything."
"People who demand neutrality in any situation are usually not neutral but in favor of the status quo."
"A poet in history is divine, but a poet in the next room is a joke."
"A smile is the universal welcome."
"Laughter is, after speech, the chief thing that holds society together."
"Classic art was the art of necessity: modern romantic art bears the stamp of caprice and chance."
"Dogs laugh, but they laugh with their tails. What puts man in a higher state of evolution is that he has got his laugh on the right end."
"Robert Benchley has a style that is weak and lies down frequently to rest."
"The worst enemy of human hope is not brute facts, but men of brains who will not face them."
Author: Eastman Quotes Category: American Author Quotes Facts Quotes
"Humor is the instinct for taking pain playfully."
"It is art that makes life, makes interest, makes importance and I know of no substitute whatever for the force and beauty of its process."
Author: Eastman Quotes Category: Art Quotes
"Chemical stimulation blunted the edge of Edna's otherwise so carefully cherished genius"
Author: Eastman Quotes Category: Genius Quotes
"A liberal mind is a mind that is able to imagine itself believing anything"
Author: Eastman Quotes Category: Mind Quotes



inspirational quote database

Successories, the leaders of inspiration and motivation, has unlocked iQuote: The Inspirational Quote Database, a curated collection of the most inspirational quotes. Raise your iQ and become a Quoteologist today!