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Malcolm Cowley

Malcolm Cowley, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1963
Born (1898-08-24)August 24, 1898[1]
Belsano, Cambria County, Pennsylvania
Died March 27, 1989(1989-03-27) (aged 90)
New Milford, Connecticut, US
Occupation Writer
Nationality American

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Talent is what you possess; genius is what possesses you.
It would have been the equivalent of Jackson Pollock's attempts to copy the Sistine Chapel.
Malcolm Cowley
Age is not different from earlier life as long as you're sitting down.
Authors are sometimes like tomcats: They distrust all the other toms but they are kind to kittens.
Malcolm Cowley
Be kind and considerate with your criticism… It's just as hard to write a bad book as it is to write a good book.
Malcolm Cowley
They tell you that you'll lose your mind when you grow older. What they don't tell you is that you won't miss it very much.
Malcolm Cowley