William Maxwell Aitken, 1st Baron Beaverbrook, aka Lord Beaverbrook

William Maxwell
Aitken, 1st Baron Beaverbrook, aka Lord Beaverbrook
1879
1964

Anglo-Canadian Business Tycoon, Politician, Newspaper Proprietor and Writer

Author Quotes

I suppose I will go on selling newspapers until at last will come the late night final.

If you turn the imagination loose like a hunting dog, it will often return with the bird in its mouth.

It was lovely when you found students who responded to things you were enthusiastic about.

My interest in literature hasn't decreased. It just gets more passionate, actually.

My wife has to tell me I haven't said anything all day. I've stopped talking, and I'm totally unaware of it.

No directions came with this idea.

Often undecided whether to desert a sinking ship for one that might not float, he would make up his mind to sit on the wharf for a day.

Perhaps a body of work isn't necessary for a short story writer. If you do one story that survives in an anthology, that's enough.

The British electors will not vote for a man who does not wear a hat.

Buy old masters. They fetch a better price than old mistresses.

The view after 70 is breathtaking. What is lacking is someone, anyone, of the older generation to whom you can turn when you want to satisfy your curiosity about some detail of the landscape of the past. There is no longer any older generation. You have become it, while your mind was mostly on other matters.

Fortune cannot be flattered by such fetish worship. But she can be wooed and won by hard work.

They're not making as much money on trading, and that's just consistently across the board.

Go out and speak for the inarticulate and the submerged.

This is how one feels in the presence of a work of art.

Happiness is the light on the water. The water is cold and dark and deep.

Your reader is at least as bright as you are.

He did not care in which direction the car was travelling, so long as he remained in the driver's seat.

I am the cat that walks alone.

I have liked remembering almost as much as I have liked living.

Three outstanding qualities make for success: judgment, industry, health. And the greatest of these is judgment.

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First Name
William Maxwell
Last Name
Aitken, 1st Baron Beaverbrook, aka Lord Beaverbrook
Birth Date
1879
Death Date
1964
Bio

Anglo-Canadian Business Tycoon, Politician, Newspaper Proprietor and Writer