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Irving Peter Layton, OC (March 12, 1912 – January 4, 2006) was a Romanian-born Canadian poet. He was known for his "tell it like it is" style which won him a wide following but also made enemies. As T. Jacobs notes in his biography (2001), Layton fought Puritanism throughout his life:. Romanian-born Canadian poet


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Quote Left When you argue with your inferiors, you convince them of only one thing they are as clever as you. Quote Right
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Quote Left Brains, you know, are suspect in the Republican Party. Quote Right
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Quote Left If poetry is like an orgasm, an academic can be likened to someone who studies the passion-stains on the bedsheets. Quote Right
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Quote Left Certainly he is not of the generation that regards honesty as the best policy. However, he does regard it as a policy. (On President Richard M Nixon) Quote Right
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Quote Left Once you touch the biographies of human beings, the notion that political beliefs are logically determined collapses like a pricked balloon. Quote Right
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