Robertson Davies Quotes

Only a fool expects to be happy all the time. Robertson Davies

A happy childhood has spoiled many a promising life. Robertson Davies

Fanaticism is overcompensation for doubt. Robertson Davies

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

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

The greatest gift that Oxford gives her sons is, I truly believe, a genial irreverence toward learning, and from that irreverence love may spring. Robertson Davies

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. Robertson Davies

Pornography is rather like trying to find out about a Beethoven symphony by having somebody tell you about it and perhaps hum a few bars. Robertson Davies

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