Robertson Davies Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old robertson davies quotes, robertson davies sayings, and robertson davies proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


The eyes see only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.     

Robertson Davies

The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.     

Robertson Davies

What we call luck is the inner man externalized. We make things happen to us.     

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Every man is wise when attacked by a mad dog; fewer when pursued by a mad woman; only the wisest survive when attacked by a mad notion.     

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Extraordinary people survive under the most terrible circumstances and they become more extraordinary because of it.     

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Extraordinary people survive under the most terrible circumstances and they become more extraordinary because of it.     

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A happy childhood has spoiled many a promising life.     

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There is no nonsense so gross that society will not, at some time, make a doctrine of it and defend it with every weapon of communal stupidity.     

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To be apt in quotation is a splendid and dangerous gift. Splendid, because it ornaments a man's speech with other men's jewels; dangerous, for the same reason.     

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Canada is not really a place where you are encouraged to have large spiritual adventures.     

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The really great eccentrics are all inimitable; they are not possessed by a single oddity; they are, in their deepest selves, unlike the generality of mankind.     

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The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.     

Robertson Davies

Authors like cats because they are such quiet, lovable, wise creatures, and cats like authors for the same reasons.     

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Art is wine and experience is the brandy we distill from it.     

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A Library goes on as far as thought can reach.     

Robertson Davies

The ideal companion in bed is a good book.     

Robertson Davies

Nothing grows old-fashioned so fast as modernity.     

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You never see what you want to see, forever playing to the gallery.     

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If you attack Stupidity you attack an entrenched interest with friends in government and every walk of public life.     

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