Mary McCarthy

Mary McCarthy

American writer, critic and political activist
In verity we are the poor. This humanity we would claim for ourselves is the legacy, not only of the Enlightenment, but of the thousands and thousands of European peasants and poor townspeople who came here bringing their humanity and their sufferings with them. It is the absence of a stable upper class that is responsible for much of the vulgarity of the American scene. Should we blush before the visitor for this deficiency?More Mary McCarthy quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Every age has a keyhole to which its eye is pasted. Spicy court-memoirs, the lives of gallant ladies, recollections of an ex-nun, a monk's confession, an atheist's repentance, true-to-life accounts of prostitution and bastardy gave our ancestors a penny peep into the forbidden room.More Mary McCarthy quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Illiteracy at the poverty level (mainly a matter of bad grammar) does not alarm me nearly as much as the illiteracy of the well-to-do.More Mary McCarthy quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The return to a favorite novel is generally tied up with changes in oneself that must be counted as improvements, but have the feel of losses. It is like going back to a favorite house, country, person; nothing is where it belongs, including one's heart.More Mary McCarthy quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
People with bad consciences always fear the judgment of children.More Mary McCarthy quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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