14 Total Quotes

Irving Layton Quotes

In Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Canada has at last produced a political leader worthy of assassination.
Irving Layton
#Assassination #Canadian Poet

I am a genius who has written poems that will survive with the best of Shakespeare, Wordsworth and Keats.
Irving Layton
#Genius #Canadian Poet

When you argue with your inferiors, you convince them of only one thing: they are as clever as you.
Irving Layton
#Canadian Poet

God is indeed dead. He died of self-horror when He saw the creature He had made in His own image.
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#God #Self

We love in another's soul whatever of ourselves we can deposit in it; the greater the deposit, the greater the love.
Irving Layton
#Canadian Poet

Progress of a marriage: ''There was a time when you couldn't make me happy. Now the time has come when you can make me unhappy.''
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#Marriage

Idealist: a cynic in the making.
Irving Layton
#Canadian Poet

Conscience: self-esteem with a halo.
Irving Layton
#Canadian Poet

If poetry is like an orgasm, an academic can be likened to someone who studies the passion-stains on the bedsheets.
Irving Layton
#Academia

Canadians look down on the United States and consider it Hell. They are right to do so. Canada is to the United States what, in Dante's scheme, Limbo is to Hell.
Irving Layton
#Canadian Poet

My neighbor doesn't want to be loved as much as he wants to be envied.
Irving Layton
#Canadian Poet