Mary McCarthy

Mary McCarthy

American writer, critic and political activist
As soon as you become a writer, you lose contact with ordinary experience or tend to. ... the worst fate of a writer is to become a writer.More Mary McCarthy quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
This grossly advertised wonder [Venice], this gold idol with clay feet, this trompe-l'oeil, this painted deception, this cliche-what intelligent iconoclast could fail to experience a destructive impulse in her presence?More Mary McCarthy quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If someone tells you he is going to make a 'realistic decision', you immediately understand that he has resolved to do something bad.More Mary McCarthy quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It has to be acknowledged that in capitalist society, with its herds of hippies, originality has become a sort of fringe benefit, a mere convention, accepted obsolescence, the Beatnik model being turned in for the Hippie model, as though strangely obedient to capitalist laws of marketing.More Mary McCarthy quotes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If one means by style the voice, the irreducible and always recognizable and alive thing, then of course style is really everything.More Mary McCarthy quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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