1912-, Canadian Poet
Conscience: self-esteem with a halo.
Irving Layton – [Conscience]

God is indeed dead. He died of self-horror when He saw the creature He had made in His own image.
Irving Layton – [God]

Idealist: a cynic in the making.
Irving Layton – [Ideals and Idealism]

If poetry is like an orgasm, an academic can be likened to someone who studies the passion-stains on the bedsheets.
Irving Layton – [Academia]

My neighbor doesn't want to be loved as much as he wants to be envied.
Irving Layton – [Neighbors]

Progress of a marriage: ''There was a time when you couldn't make me happy. Now the time has come when you can make me unhappy.''
Irving Layton – [Marriage]

We love in another's soul whatever of ourselves we can deposit in it; the greater the deposit, the greater the love.
Irving Layton – [Love]

When you argue with your inferiors, you convince them of only one thing: they are as clever as you.
Irving Layton – [Argument]