Quote of the day

I am patient with stupidity but not with those who are proud of it.  – Edith Sitwell who was born on this day in 1887.

She also said:

The aim of flattery is to soothe and encourage us by assuring us of the truth of an opinion we have already formed about ourselves.

And:

The aim of flattery is to soothe and encourage us by assuring us of the truth of an opinion we have already formed about ourselves.

And:

The public will believe anything, so long as it is not founded on truth.

And (long before the internet and social media):

A great many people now reading and writing would be better employed keeping rabbits.

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