Rebecca West

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Rebecca West

Any authentic work of art must start an argument between the artist and his audience.More Rebecca West [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
People call me feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat or a prostitute.More Rebecca West [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is no wider gulf in the universe than yawns between those on the hither and thither side of vital experience.More Rebecca West [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
He is every other inch a gentleman.More Rebecca West [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Everyone realizes that one can believe little of what people say about each other. But it is not so widely realized that even less can one trust what people say about themselves.More Rebecca West [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
But there are other things than dissipation that thicken the features. Tears, for example.More Rebecca West [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We all drew on the comfort which is given out by the major works of Mozart, which is as real and material as the warmth given up by a glass of brandy.More Rebecca West [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
She saw she had fallen into the hands of one of those doctors who have strayed too far from apparent in the direction of the soul.More Rebecca West [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I wonder if we are all wrong about each other, if we are just composing unwritten novels about the people we meet?More Rebecca West [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The main difference between men and woman is that men are lunatics and woman are idiots.More Rebecca West [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
All men should have a drop of treason in their veins, if nations are not to go soft like so many sleepy pears.More Rebecca West [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Men must be capable of imagining and executing and insisting on social change if they are to reform or even maintain civilization, and capable too of furnishing the rebellion which is sometimes necessary if society is not to perish of immobility.More Rebecca West [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is no such thing as conversation. It is an illusion. There are intersecting monologues, that is all.More Rebecca West [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
All good biography, as all good fiction, comes down to the study of original sin, of our inherent disposition to choose death when we ought to choose life.More Rebecca West [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Just how difficult it is to write biography can be reckoned by anybody who sits down and considers just how many people know the real truth about his or her love affairs.More Rebecca West [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Most works of art, like most wines, ought to be consumed in the district of their fabrication.More Rebecca West [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In England and America a beard usually means that its owner would rather be considered venerable than virile; on the continent of Europe it often means that its owner makes a special claim to virility.More Rebecca West [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A strong hatred is the best lamp to bear in our hands as we go over the dark places of life, cutting away the dead things men tell us to revere.More Rebecca West [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Writing has nothing to do with communication between person and person, only with communication between different parts of a person's mind.More Rebecca West [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
It is sometimes very hard to tell the difference between history and the smell of skunk.More Rebecca West [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
There is no logical reason why the camel of great art should pass through the needle of mob intelligence.More Rebecca West [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
International relationships are preordained to be clumsy gestures based on imperfect knowledge.More Rebecca West [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Life ought to be a struggle of desire toward adventures whose nobility will fertilize the soul.More Rebecca West [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Motherhood is the strangest thing, it can be like being one's own Trojan horse.More Rebecca West [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Great music is in a sense serene it is certain of the values it asserts.More Rebecca West [03/12/2018 02:03:32]

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