Robertson Davies — Canadian Novelist born on August 28, 1913, died on December 02, 1995

William Robertson Davies, CC, OOnt, FRSC, FRSL was a Canadian novelist, playwright, critic, journalist, and professor. He was one of Canada's best known and most popular authors, and one of its most distinguished "men of letters", a term Davies is variously said to have gladly accepted for himself and to have detested. Davies was the founding Master of Massey College, a graduate residential college associated with the University of Toronto... (wikipedia)

I see Canada as a country torn between a very northern, rather extraordinary, mystical spirit which it fears and its desire to present itself to the world as a Scotch banker.
Authors like cats because they are such quiet, lovable, wise creatures, and cats like authors for the same reasons.
Extraordinary people survive under the most terrible circumstances and they become more extraordinary because of it.
The greatest gift that Oxford gives her sons is, I truly believe, a genial irreverence toward learning, and from that irreverence love may spring.
The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.

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