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“Every age has a keyhole to which its eye is pasted.”
“Every age, / Through being beheld too close, is ill-discerned / By those who have not lived past it.”
“The novelists of the nineteeth century had all the luck. They had a huge and easily pleased public and the world they surveyed had every appearance of permanence.”
“It would be difficult to determine whether the age is growing better or worse; for I think our plays are growing like sermons, and our sermons like plays.”
“The life of famous men was more glorious in antiquity; the life of obscure men is happier with the moderns.”
“The art of one period cannot be approached through the attitudes (emotional or intellectual) of another.”
“[On the 1920s:] Hollywood was Grover's Corners compared with New York. The whole town had the DTs. Every boy had a flask at his hip and every girl a waist at her knees.”