Mary McCarthy

Mary McCarthy

American writer, critic and political activist
The breakdown of our language, evident in the misuse, i.e., the misunderstanding of nouns and adjectives, is most grave, though perhaps not so conspicuous, in the handling of prepositions, those modest little connectives that hold the parts of a phrase or a sentence together. They are the joints of any language, what make it, literally, articulate.More Mary McCarthy quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
All ideas advanced to deal with the Florentine noise problem, the Florentine traffic problem, are Utopian, and nobody believes in them, just as nobody believed in Machiavelli's Prince, a Utopian image of the ideally self-interested despot.More Mary McCarthy quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I suppose everyone continues to be interested in the quest for the self, but what you feel when you're older, I think, is that ... you really must make the self. It is absolutely useless to look for it, you won't find it, but it's possible in some sense to make it. I don't mean in the sense of making a mask, a Yeatsian mask. But you finally begin in some sense to make and choose the self you want.More Mary McCarthy quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Every age has a keyhole to which its eye is pasted.More Mary McCarthy quotes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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]

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