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Max Eastman Quotes

American Commentator, Writer

The defining function of the artist is to cherish consciousness.

Category: Arts And Artists

Emotion is the surest arbiter of a poetic choice, and it is the priest of all supreme unions in the mind.

Category: Emotions

A joke is not a thing but a process, a trick you play on the listener's mind. You start him off toward a plausible goal, and then by a sudden twist you land him nowhere at all or just where he didn't expect to go.

Category: Fun

Laughter is, after speech, the chief thing that holds society together.

Category: Laughter

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

Category: Poetry And Poets