Stephen Vizinczey

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Stephen Vizinczey

Stephen Vizinczey (born 1933) is a Hungarian essayist, novelist, and literary critic.


  • During all my wandering through two decades and two continents, I've found nothing more pathetic than the universal misery of young boys trying to charm young girls.
    • In Praise of Older Women (1965)
  • Strange as it may seem, no amount of learning can cure stupidity, and formal education positively fortifies it.
    • In the Sunday Telegraph (2 March 1975) ; as quoted in A Speaker's Treasury of Quotations: Maxims, Witticisms and Quips for Speeches and Presentations, Michael & Linda Thomsett, McFarland (2009), p. 110

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