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We [Americans] cheerfully assume that in some mystic way love conquers all, that good outweighs evil in the just balances of the universe and that at the eleventh hour something gloriously triumphant will prevent the worst before it happens. Brooks Atkinson#Love 61
Brooks Atkinson#Love 61
There is no joy so great as that of reporting that a good play has come to town. Brooks Atkinson#Come 61
Brooks Atkinson#Come 61
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#Drop 59
Brooks Atkinson#Drop 59
The humorous man recognizes that absolute purity, absolute justice, absolute logic and perfection are beyond human achievement and that men have been able to live happily for thousands of years in a state of genial frailty. Brooks Atkinson#Perfection 54
Brooks Atkinson#Perfection 54
The virtue of the camera is not the power it has to transform the photographer into an artist, but the impulse it gives him to keep on looking - and looking. Brooks Atkinson#Photography 53
Brooks Atkinson#Photography 53
Everyone in daily life carries such a heavy, mixed burden on his own conscience that he is reluctant to penalize those who have been caught. Brooks Atkinson#Conscience 49
Brooks Atkinson#Conscience 49
Nothing a man writes can please him as profoundly as something he does with his back, shoulders and hands. For writing is an artificial activity. It is a lonely and private substitute for conversation. Brooks Atkinson#Authors 47
Brooks Atkinson#Authors 47
The evil that men do lives on the front pages of greedy newspapers, but the good is oft interred apathetically inside. Brooks Atkinson#News 43
Brooks Atkinson#News 43
Good plays drive bad playgoers crazy. Brooks Atkinson#Bad 43
Brooks Atkinson#Bad 43
After each war there is a little less democracy to save. Brooks Atkinson#Democracy 39
Brooks Atkinson#Democracy 39
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