Brooks Atkinson Quotes

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Real art is illumination . . . it adds stature to life.
— Brooks Atkinson
I have no objection to churches so long as they do not interfere with God's work.

church

It seems not to have been written. It is the quintessence of life. It is the basic truth.
— Brooks Atkinson

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Writing is an artificial activity.  It is a lonely and private substitute for conversation.

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Travel is broadening' particularly where Ihe food and drink are good. Bui the journey home is an exultant occasion.
— Brooks Atkinson

Travel

Drop the last year into the silent limbo of the past.  Let it go, for it was imperfect, and thank God that it can go.

new year the past

The virtue of the camera is not the power it has to transform the photographer into an artist, but the impulse it gives him to keep on looking.

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Nothing a man writes can please him as profoundly as something he does with his back, shoulders and hands. For writing is an artificial activity. It is a lonely and private substitute for conversation.
— Brooks Atkinson

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