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English Poet, Critic and Biographer brother of Sir Osbert Sitwell, 1887-1964
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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The aim of flattery is to soothe and encourage us by assuring us of the truth of an opinion we have already formed about ourselves.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“I wish the government would put a tax on pianos for the incompetent.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The trouble with most Englishwomen is that they will dress as if they had been a mouse in a previous incarnation they do not want to attract attention.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“I have taken this step because I want the discipline, the fire and the authority of the Church. I am hopelessly unworthy of it, but I hope to become worthy.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“It is a part of the poet's work to show each man what he sees but does not know he sees”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Vulgarity is, in reality, nothing but a modern, chic, pert descendant of the goddess Dullness.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“I am an unpopular electric eel in a pool of catfish.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The poet is a brother speaking to a brother of "a moment of their other lives"-a moment that had been buried beneath the dust of the busy world.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“I am one of those unhappy persons who inspire bores to the highest flights of art”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“I have often wished I had time to cultivate modesty... But I am too busy thinking about myself.”

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