Elizabeth Drew quotes

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The test of literature is, I suppose, whether we ourselves live more intensely for the reading of it.
Language is like soil. However rich, it is subject to erosion, and its fertility is constantly threatened by uses that exhaust its ...
Propaganda has a bad name, but its root meaning is simply to disseminate through a medium, and all writing therefore is propaganda ...
The torment of human frustration, whatever its immediate cause, is the knowledge that the self is in prison, its vital force and " ...
We read poetry because the poets, like ourselves, have been haunted by the inescapable tyranny of time and death; have suffered th ...
How frail and ephemeral ... is the material substance of letters, which makes their very survival so hazardous. Print has a perman ...
The inspired scribbler always has the gift for gossip in our common usage ... he or she can always inspire the commonplace with an ...
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