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    I have often wished I had time to cultivate modesty.... But I am too busy thinking about myself.
    Dame Edith Sitwell (1887–1964)

    Still falls the Rain—
    Dark as the world of man, black as our loss—
    Blind as the nineteen hundred and forty nails
    Upon the Cross.
    —Dame Edith Sitwell (1887–1964)

    Vulgarity is, in reality, nothing but a modern, chic, pert descendant of the goddess Dullness.
    Dame Edith Sitwell (1887–1964)

    Come dame or maid, be not afraid,
    Poor Tom will injure nothing.
    —Unknown. Tom o’ Bedlam’s Song (l. 11–12)

    What I want to give in the theatre is beauty, that’s what I want to give.
    —Dame Edith Evans (1888–1976)

    But I saw the little-Ant men as they ran
    Carrying the world’s weight of the world’s filth
    And the filth in the heart of Man—
    Compressed till those lusts and greeds had a greater heat
    than that of the Sun.
    —Dame Edith Sitwell (1887–1964)