Irving Layton

Irving Layton

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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.

Be the change that you wish to see in the world. Mahatma Gandhi

You can live your life angry, bitter, mad at somebody or even guilty, not letting go of your own mistakes, but you won't receive the good things God has in store. Joel Osteen quotes

If only media people would stop reaching for the low-hanging fruit, which is cynicism and pessimism, and stopped trying so hard to be hip and cool and have a swagger. Emilio Estevez

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