Mary McCarthy

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Mary McCarthy

Mary McCarthy

Bureaucracy, the rule of no one, has become the modern form of despotism.More Mary McCarthy [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The strongest argument for the un-materialistic character of American life is the fact that we tolerate conditions that are, from a negative point of view, intolerable. What the foreigner finds most objectionable in American life is its lack of basic comfort. No nation with any sense of material well-being would endure the food we eat, the cramped apartments we live in, the noise, the traffic, the crowded subways and buses. American life, in large cities, is a perpetual assault on the senses and the nerves; it is out of asceticism, out of unworldliness, precisely, that we bear it.More Mary McCarthy [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We all live in suspense from day to day; in other words, you are the hero of your own story.More Mary McCarthy [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Liberty, as it is conceived by current opinion, has nothing inherent about it; it is a sort of gift or trust bestowed on the individual by the state pending good behavior.More Mary McCarthy [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The happy ending is our national belief.More Mary McCarthy [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Anti-Semitism is a horrible disease from which nobody is immune, and it has a kind of evil fascination that makes an enlightened person draw near the source of infection, supposedly in a scientific spirit, but really to sniff the vapors and dally with the possibility.More Mary McCarthy [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In science, all facts no matter how trivial, enjoy democratic equality.More Mary McCarthy [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The American character looks always as if it had just had a rather bad haircut, which gives it, in our eyes at any rate, a greater humanity than the European, which even among its beggars has an all too professional air.More Mary McCarthy [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In violence we forget who we are.More Mary McCarthy [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In science, all facts, no matter how trivial or banal, enjoy democratic equality.More Mary McCarthy [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
People with bad consciences always fear the judgment of children.More Mary McCarthy [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
You musn't force sex to do the work of love or love to do the work of sex.More Mary McCarthy [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
In violence, we forget who we areMore Mary McCarthy [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Every age has a keyhole to which its eye is pasted.More Mary McCarthy [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Liberty, as it is conceived by current opinion, has nothing inherent about it; it is a sort of gift or trust bestowed on the individual by the state pending good behavior.More Mary McCarthy [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.More Mary McCarthy [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Bureaucracy, the rule of no one, has become the modern form of despotism.More Mary McCarthy [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
In science, all facts, no matter how trivial or banal, enjoy democratic equality.More Mary McCarthy [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We are the hero of our own story.More Mary McCarthy [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 [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
In politics, it seems, retreat is honorable if dictated by military considerations and shameful if even suggested for ethical reasons.More Mary McCarthy [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Is it really so difficult to tell a good action from a bad one? I think one usually knows right away or a moment afterward, in a horrid flash of regret.More Mary McCarthy [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
When an American heiress wants to buy a man, she at once crosses the Atlantic. The only really materialistic people I have ever met have been Europeans.More Mary McCarthy [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The suspense of a novel is not only in the reader, but in the novelist, who is intensely curious about what will happen to the hero.More Mary McCarthy [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I'm afraid I'm not sufficiently inhibited about the things that other women are inhibited about for me. They feel that you've given away trade secrets.More Mary McCarthy [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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