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Max Eastman was a famous Author from USA, who lived between January 4, 1883 and March 25, 1969. He became 86 years old.

Biography

Max Forrester Eastman (born in Canandaigua, Ontario County, New York) was an American socialist politicians, writers and bohemians, as in old age took away from socialism.

After the Russian Revolution in 1917, Max Eastman lived some time in the Soviet Union. There he became a witness to the power struggle between Stalin and Trotsky, in which he sympathized with the latter. Eastman was a time active in the Trotskyist movement in the U.S. along with James P. Cannon and he translated many of Trotsky's texts from Russian into English.

Finally, Eastman became not only critical of Stalinism, but he was getting more and more skeptical about socialism at all, and in the 1950s he supported McCarthyism.

He was the brother of Crystal Eastman.

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac capricorn, who is known for Determination, Dominance, Perservering, Practical, Willful. Our collection contains 18 quotes who is written / told by Max, under the main topics: Art, Pet.

Related authors: Crystal Eastman

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_Eastman

Famous quotes by Max Eastman (18)


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"It is the ability to take a joke, not make one, that proves you have a sense of humor"
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"Classic art was the art of necessity: modern romantic art bears the stamp of caprice and chance"
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"Robert Benchley has a style that is weak and lies down frequently to rest"
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"Humor is the instinct for taking pain playfully"
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"Dogs laugh, but they laugh with their tails"
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"Dogs laugh, but they laugh with their tails"
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"It is art that makes life, makes interest, makes importance and I know of no substitute whatever for the force and beauty of its process"
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"A liberal mind is a mind that is able to imagine itself believing anything"
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"I don't know why it is we are in such a hurry to get up when we fall down. You might think we would lie there and rest for a while"
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"A poet in history is divine, but a poet in the next room is a joke"
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"It is art that makes life, makes interest, makes importance and I know of no substitute whatever for the force and beauty of its process"
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"Emotion is the surest arbiter of a poetic choice, and it is the priest of all supreme unions in the mind"
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"The defining function of the artist is to cherish consciousness"
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"People who demand neutrality in any situation are usually not neutral but in favor of the status quo"
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"Laughter is, after speech, the chief thing that holds society together"
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"A smile is the universal welcome"
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"The worst enemy of human hope is not brute facts, but men of brains who will not face them"
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"A joke is not a thing but a process, a trick you play on the listener's mind. You start him off toward a plausible goal, and then by a sudden twist you land him nowhere at all or just where he didn't expect to go"


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