Edmund Wilson Quotes

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I have had a good many more uplifting thoughts, creative and expansive visions—while soaking in comfortable baths or drying myself after bracing showers—in well-equipped American bathrooms than I have ever had in any cathedral. Here the body purges itself, and along with the body, the spirit.


There is nothing more demoralizing than a small but adequate income.
— Edmund Wilson


Real genius of moral insight is a motor which will start any engine.


In a sense, one can never read the book that the author originally wrote, and one can never read the same book twice.

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