Irving Layton

Irving Layton

Biography

Author Profession: Romanian-Canadian writer
Born: March 12, 1912
Died: January 04, 2006
Birth Sign: Pisces

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My neighbor doesn't want to be loved as much as he wants to be envied.

Idealist: a cynic in the making.

We love in another's soul whatever of ourselves we can deposit in it; the greater the deposit, the greater the love.

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.

Conscience: self-esteem with a halo.

I am a genius who has written poems that will survive with the best of Shakespeare, Wordsworth and Keats.

In Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Canada has at last produced a political leader worthy of assassination.

When you argue with your inferiors, you convince them of only one thing: they are as clever as you.

The adrenaline of a live performance is unlike anything in film or theater. I can see why it's so addictive. Gwyneth Paltrow

You have to enjoy life. Always be surrounded by people that you like, people who have a nice conversation. There are so many positive things to think about. Sophia Loren

I grew up loving horses. I was relatively obsessed, starting with my rocking horse at age 2, all the way through my painting and drawing phase. Diane Lane

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