Irving Layton Quotes

Most popular Irving Layton Quotes

Idealist: a cynic in the making.

idealist

Conscience: self-esteem with a halo.

conscience

An aphorism
should be
like a burr;
sting,
...
and leave
a little soreness.

aphorisms

If poetry is like an orgasm, an academic can be likened to someone who studies the passion-stains on the bedsheets.

academics poetry

We love in another's soul
whatever of ourselves
we can deposit in it;
the greater the deposit,
the greater the love.

love

Canadians look down at the United States and consider it Hell.  They are right to do so.  Canada is to the United States what, in Dante's scheme, Limbo is to Hell.

Canada