Mary McCarthy

Mary McCarthy

American writer, critic and political activist
... it was religion that saved me. Our ugly church and parochial school provided me with my only aesthetic outlet, in the words ofthe Mass and the litanies and the old Latin hymns, in the Easter lilies around the altar, rosaries, ornamented prayer books, votive lamps, holy cards stamped in gold and decorated with flower wreaths and a saint's picture.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]
If you talked or laughed in church, told lies, had impure thoughts or conversations, you were bad; if you obeyed your parents or guardians, went to confession and communion regularly, said prayers for the dead, you were good.More Mary McCarthy quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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]
We all live in suspense from day to day; in other words, you are the hero of your own story.More Mary McCarthy quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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