Quotations by Sitwell, Edith


I am patient with stupidity, but not with those who are proud of it.

Edith Sitwell (1887-1964) English poet
(Attributed)

Quoted in Elizabeth Salter, The Last Years of a Rebel : A Memoir of Edith Sitwell (1967).
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I wouldn’t dream of following a fashion … how could one be a different person every three months?

Edith Sitwell (1887-1964) English poet
(Attributed)

Quoted in E. Salter, The Last Years of a Rebel : A Memoir of Edith Sitwell (1967)

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I have often wished I had time to cultivate modesty … But I am too busy thinking about myself.

Edith Sitwell (1887-1964) English poet
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Quoted in The Observer (30 April 1950)
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Eccentricity is not, as dull people would have us believe, a form of madness. It is often a kind of innocent pride, and the man of genius and the aristocrat are frequently regarded as eccentrics because genius and aristocrat are entirely unafraid of and uninfluenced by the opinions and vagaries of the crowd.

Edith Sitwell (1887-1964) English poet
Taken Care Of : The Autobiography of Edith Sitwell, ch. 15 (1965)
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