1893-1970, American Writer, Critic, Naturalist
Cats seem to go on the principle that it never does any harm to ask for what you want.
Joseph Wood Krutch – [Ask]

Few people have ever seriously wished to be exclusively rational. The good life which most desire is a life warmed by passions and touched with that ceremonial grace which is impossible without some affectionate loyalty to traditional form and ceremonies.
Joseph Wood Krutch – [Passion]

Only those within whose own consciousness the sun rise and set, the leaves burgeon and wither, can be said to be aware of what living is.
Joseph Wood Krutch – [Nature]

Security depends not so much upon how much you have, as upon how much you can do without.
Joseph Wood Krutch – [Security]

The most serious charge that can be brought against New England is not Puritanism but February.
Joseph Wood Krutch – [Change]

What a man knows is everywhere at war with what he wants.
Joseph Wood Krutch – [Conflict]