Best Quotes from 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

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

Don’t be condescending to unskilled labor. Try it for a half a day first.

Brooks Atkinson

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

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

There is no joy so great as that of reporting that a good play has come to town.

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It seems not to have been written. It is the quintessence of life. It is the basic truth.

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Good plays drive bad playgoers crazy.

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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

After each war there is a little less democracy to save.

Brooks Atkinson