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Comprehensive information about Max Eastman including biographical information, facts, literary works, and more. Max Eastman was an American writer on literature, philosophy and society; a poet, and a prominent political activist. This educational Max Eastman resource has information about the author's life, works, quotations, articles and essays, and more.


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Quote Left 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. Quote Right
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Quote Left A poet in history is divine, but a poet in the next room is a joke. Quote Right
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Quote Left Freud makes much of the distinction between jokes which just barely make sense, and those whose main value lies in the sense they make. He cal... Quote Right
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Quote Left The defining function of the artist is to cherish consciousness. Quote Right
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Quote Left 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 a while. Quote Right
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