Literary Birthday - 18 September - Christopher Ricks

Happy Birthday, Christopher Ricks, born 18 September 1933

Five Quotes

  1. I think the wish to disassociate from the cult of self is a good human impulse
  2. Geniuses are people who notice things and connections between things which others haven't noticed. Genius must be a surprise.
  3. A great work of art is one that continues to repay attention.
  4. It is characteristic of true simplicity that there may radiate from its utmost directness a good many glinting things.
  5. When a language creates - as it does - a community within the present, it does so only by courtesy of a community between the present and the past.

Sir Christopher Bruce Ricks is a British literary critic and scholar. He is the author of Dylan's Visions of SinMilton's Grand Style and Tennyson.

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