Van Wyck Brooks Quotes

The man who has the courage of his platitudes is always a successful man.

~ Van Wyck Brooks

Nothing is sadder than having worldly standards without worldly means.

~ Van Wyck Brooks

The creative impulses of man are always at war with the possessive impulses.

~ Van Wyck Brooks

The American mind, unlike the English, is not formed by books, but, as Carl Sandburg once said to me, by newspapers and the Bible.

~ Van Wyck Brooks

As against having beautiful workshops, studios, etc., one writes best in a cellar on a rainy day.

~ Van Wyck Brooks

anger - art - aging - adversity - beauty - balance - change - confusion - courage - character - death - dreams - determination - education - excellence - family - friendship - funny - giving - goals - happiness - hope - honesty - integrity - imagination - joy - justice - kindness - kissing - knowledge - life - love - leadership - money - music - marriage - motivation - mistakes - nature - overcoming - optimism - opportunity - perspective - patience - peace - quality - quitting - questions - quiet - respect - relationships - reading - success - strength - stress - smiling - teaching - time - trust - unity - understanding - vision - values - victory - war - writing - winning - wisdom - waiting - youth -


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