Extraordinary people survive under the most terrible circumstances and they become more extraordinary because of it.
More Quotes from Robertson Davies:The young are often accused of exaggerating their troubles they do so, very often, in the hope of making some impression upon the inertia and the immovability of the selfish old.
No people in the world can make you feel so small as the English.
Whether you are really right or wrong doesn't matter it's the belief that counts.
All mothers think their children are oaks, but the world never lacks for cabbages.
Every man is wise when attacked by a mad dog; fewer when pursued by a mad woman; only the wisest survive when attacked by a mad notion.
Life, as he conceived of it, was a long decline from a glorious past, and if a reader approaches a newspaper in that spirit, he can find much to confirm him in his belief, particularly if he has never examined any short period of the past in day-to-day detail.
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