Brooks Atkinson Quotes


14 Brooks Atkinson quotes:



"In every age 'the good old days' were a myth. No one ever thought they were good at the time. For every age has consisted of crises that seemed intolerable to the people who lived through them."
"There is no joy so great as that of reporting that a good play has come to town."
"Good plays drive bad playgoers crazy."
"People everywhere enjoy believing things that they know are not true. It spares them the ordeal of thinking for themselves and taking responsibility for what they know."
"Don't be condescending to unskilled labor. Try it for a half a day first."
"Drop the last year into the silent limbo of the past. Let it go, for it was imperfect, and thank God that it can go."
"The most fatal illusion is the narrow point of view. Since life is growth and motion, a fixed point of view kills anybody who has one."
"It seems not to have been written. It is the quintessence of life. It is the basic truth."
"It takes most men five years to recover from a college education, and to learn that poetry is as vital to thinking as knowledge."
"The evil that men do lives on the front pages of greedy newspapers, but the good is oft interred apathetically inside"
Author: Atkinson Quotes Category: Men Quotes
"Every man with an idea has at least two or three followers"
Author: Atkinson Quotes Category: Man Quotes
"Nothing a man writes can please him as profoundly as something he does with his back, shoulders and hands. For writing is an artificial activity. It is a lonely and private substitute for conversation."
Author: Atkinson Quotes Category: Man Quotes
"I have no objections to churches so long as they do not interfere with God's work"
Author: Atkinson Quotes Category: Work Quotes
"In the 1920s dramatists attacked their subjects as if the inequities could be resolved. Some of the traditional optimism of America lurked behind most of the early plays. But not now. There is no conviction now that the problem will be solved."
Author: Atkinson Quotes Category: Optimism Quotes



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