Jim's Favorite Famous Quote, Quip, Axiom, and Maxim Repository
Van Wyck Brooks.
BornFebruary 16, 1886
Plainfield, New Jersey
DiedMay 2, 1963
Bridgewater, Connecticut
Literary historian. Awarded the 1936 Nobel Prize for Literature for The Flowering of New England: 1815-1865.

The repository contains one quote from Van Wyck Brooks.


Nothing is so soothing to our self-esteem as to find our bad traits in our forebears. It seems to absolve us.