Mary McCarthy

Mary McCarthy

American writer, critic and political activist
Laughter is the great antidote for self-pity, maybe a specific for the malady, yet probably it does tend to dry one's feelings out a little, as if by exposing them to a vigorous wind ...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]
Bureaucracy, the rule of no one, has become the modern form of despotism.More Mary McCarthy quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Calling someone a monster does not make him more guilty; it makes him less so by classing him with beasts and devils.More Mary McCarthy quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The dictator is also the scapegoat; in assuming absolute authority, he assumes absolute guilt; and the oppressed masses, groaning under the yoke, know themselves to be innocent as lambs, while they pray hypocritically for deliverance.More Mary McCarthy quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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