Quotations by Arthur Machen

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Born: Tuesday, March 3, 1863
Died: Monday, December 15, 1947 (84 years old)
Profession: Author
Nationality: Welsh


Every branch of human knowledge, if traced up to its source and final principles, vanishes into mystery.
- Arthur Machen
(Keywords: Knowledge, Mystery, Principles)

For, usually and fitly, the presence of an introduction is held to imply that there is something of consequence and importance to be introduced.
- Arthur Machen
(Keywords: Importance)

If a man dreams that he has committed a sin before which the sun hid his face, it is often safe to conjecture that, in sheer forgetfulness, he wore a red tie, or brown boots with evening dress.
- Arthur Machen
(Keywords: Dreams, Dress, Evening, Forgetfulness, Man, Sin, Sun)

Introductions, that is, belong to the masterpieces and classics of the world, to the great and ancient and accepted things; and I am here introducing a short, small story of my own which appeared in The Evening News about ten months ago.
- Arthur Machen
(Keywords: Evening, Months, News, World)

It is all nonsense, to be sure; and so much the greater nonsense inasmuch as the true interpretation of many dreams - not by any means of all dreams - moves, it may be said, in the opposite direction to the method of psycho-analysis.
- Arthur Machen
(Keywords: Dreams, Direction, May, Nonsense)

It was better, he thought, to fail in attempting exquisite things than to succeed in the department of the utterly contemptible.
- Arthur Machen
(Keywords: Thought, Succeed)

Now, everybody, I suppose, is aware that in recent years the silly business of divination by dreams has ceased to be a joke and has become a very serious science.
- Arthur Machen
(Keywords: Business, Dreams, Science, Now, Silly, Years)







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