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Edmund Wilson
May 8, 1895 - June 12, 1972
Nationality: American
Category: Critic
Subcategory: American Critic

I am not quite a poet but I am something of the kind.


All Hollywood corrupts; and absolute Hollywood corrupts absolutely.


Real genius of moral insight is a motor which will start any engine.


If I could only remember that the days were, not bricks to be laid row on row, to be built into a solid house, where one might dwell in safety and peace, but only food for the fires of the heart.


The product of the scientific imagination is a new vision of relations - like that of artistic imagination.


His style has the desperate jauntiness of an orchestra fiddling away for dear life on a sinking ship.


No two persons ever read the same book.


The human imagination has already come to conceive the possibility of recreating human society.


There is nothing more demoralizing than a small but adequate income.


Marxism is the opium of the intellectuals.


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