Edith Sitwell Quotes

My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music, and silence.

The poet speaks to all men of that other life of theirs that they have smothered and forgotten.

It is a part of the poet’s work to show each man what he sees but does not know he sees.

Poetry is the deification of reality.

Poetry ennobles the heart and the eyes, and unveils the meaning of all things upon which the heart and the eyes dwell. It discovers the secret rays of the universe, and restores to us forgotten paradises.

When we think of cruelty, we must try to remember the stupidity, the envy, the frustration from which it has arisen.

I am one of those unhappy persons who inspire bores to the highest flights of art.