Marion Davies quotes

  • God, for example, appealed to me as a beardless man wearing a quilted silk cap; holiness was something burning, forbidding, something connected with fire while a day had the form of an oblong box.

  • A vast deal of ingenuity is wasted every year in evoking the undesirable, in the careful construction of objects which burden life. Frankenstein was a large rather than an isolated example.

  • For example, Americans seem reluctant to take on Shakespeare because you don't think you're very good at it - which is rubbish. You're missing out here.

  • Example isn't another way to teach, it is the only way to teach.

  • Acts of creation are ordinarily reserved for gods and poets, but humbler folk may circumvent this restriction if they know how. To plant a pine, for example, one need be neither god nor poet; one need only own a shovel. By virtue of this curious loophole in the rules, any clodhopper may say: Let there be a tree - and there will be one.

  • If Picasso drips, I drip... For a long while I was with Cezanne, and now I am with Picasso.

  • If you imitate the forms of a single artist through constant practice, your intelligence would have to be crude indeed for you not to get some nourishment from them.

  • There is no concept more generally cherished by publishers than that of the Undeserving Poor.

  • You had to see yourself poor and think of yourself as being poor, or you never would have been poor.

  • Who sees pale Mammom pine amidst his store, Sees but a backward steward for the poor.