George Lyman Kittredge

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George Lyman Kittredge (February 28, 1860July 23, 1941) was a scholar of English literature and a professor at Harvard University.


  • A good sonnet appears to be a confession-in a word either patently artificial,and then it is bad ,or good,then it sounds like autobiography.
    • The Complete Works of Shakespeare, 1936. Chap XI
  • (On sexual intercourse:) The pleasure is momentary, the pains are infinite, and the posture is ridiculous.
    • as remembered by William S. Burroughs, in: Ted Morgan, Literary Outlaw. The Life and Times of William S. Burroughs. London: W.W. Norton & Company, 2012, p. 61.

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