Quotations by Brooks Atkinson

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Born: Wednesday, November 28, 1894
Died: Saturday, January 14, 1984 (89 years old)
Profession: Critic
Nationality: American

After each war there is a little less democracy to save.
- Brooks Atkinson
(Keywords: War, Democracy)

Don't be condescending to unskilled labor. Try it for a half a day first.
- Brooks Atkinson
(Keywords: Day, First, Labor)

Drop the last year into the silent limbo of the past. Let it go, for it was imperfect, and thank God that it can go.
- Brooks Atkinson
(Keywords: God, Past)

Good plays drive bad playgoers crazy.
- Brooks Atkinson

In every age 'the good old days' were a myth. No one ever thought they were good at the time. For every age has consisted of crises that seemed intolerable to the people who lived through them.
- Brooks Atkinson
(Keywords: Age, Time, Thought, People, Myth, Old)

It seems not to have been written. It is the quintessence of life. It is the basic truth.
- Brooks Atkinson
(Keywords: Life, Truth)

It takes most men five years to recover from a college education, and to learn that poetry is as vital to thinking as knowledge.
- Brooks Atkinson
(Keywords: Men, Poetry, Education, Knowledge, College, Thinking, Years)

People everywhere enjoy believing things that they know are not true. It spares them the ordeal of thinking for themselves and taking responsibility for what they know.
- Brooks Atkinson
(Keywords: People, Responsibility, Thinking)

The most fatal illusion is the narrow point of view. Since life is growth and motion, a fixed point of view kills anybody who has one.
- Brooks Atkinson
(Keywords: Life, Growth, Illusion)

There is no joy so great as that of reporting that a good play has come to town.
- Brooks Atkinson
(Keywords: Joy, Play)

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