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Joseph Wood Krutch Quotes

(1893-1970), American Writer, Critic, Naturalist

Cats seem to go on the principle that it never does any harm to ask for what you want.

Category: Ask

The most serious charge that can be brought against New England is not Puritanism but February.

Category: Change

What a man knows is everywhere at war with what he wants.

Category: Conflict

Only those within whose own consciousness the sun rise and set, the leaves burgeon and wither, can be said to be aware of what living is.

Category: Nature

Few people have ever seriously wished to be exclusively rational. The good life which most desire is a life warmed by passions and touched with that ceremonial grace which is impossible without some affectionate loyalty to traditional form and ceremonies.

Category: Passion

Security depends not so much upon how much you have, as upon how much you can do without.

Category: Security