Max Eastman Quotes

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Dogs laugh, but they laugh with their tails.

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The defining function of the artist is to cherish consciousness.


A poet in history is divine, but a poet in the next room is a joke.
— Max Eastman


A liberal mind is a mind that is able to imagine itself believing anything.
— Max Eastman


It is the ability to take a joke, not make one, that proves you have a sense of humor.

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People who demand neutrality in any situation are usually not neutral but in favor of the status quo.
Emotion is the surest arbiter of a poetic choice, and it is the priest of all supreme unions in the mind.
— Max Eastman
There is a persistent difference of opinion about puns, some finding them cottony in the mouth, and others doting on the taste of them.


Dogs laugh, but they laugh with their tails. What puts man in a higher state of evolution is that he has got his laugh on the right end.
— Max Eastman