Aug 28, 1913 - Writer Robertson Davies, who is acknowledged as an outstanding essayist and brilliant novelist, was born at Thamesville, Ont.
"Authors like cats because they are such quiet, lovable, wise creatures, and cats like authors for the same reasons."
"A truly great book should be read in youth, again in maturity and once more in old age, as a fine building should be seen by morning light, at noon and by moonlight."
"There is no nonsense so gross that society will not, at some time, make a doctrine of it and defend it with every weapon of communal stupidity."
"The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend."
"Extraordinary people survive under the most terrible circumstances and they become more extraordinary because of it."
"Nothing is so easy to fake as the inner vision."
"Fanaticism is overcompensation for doubt."
"I do not 'get' ideas; ideas get me."
"If we seek the pleasures of love, passion should be occasional, and common sense continual."
"Every man is wise when attacked by a mad dog; fewer when pursued by a mad woman; only the wisest survive when attacked by a mad notion."