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Rebecca West

It is queer how it is always one's virtues and not one's vices that precipitate one into disaster.
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Any authentic work of art must start an argument between the artist and his audience.
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Did St. Francis preach to the birds? Whatever for? If he really liked birds he would have done better to preach to the cats.
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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.
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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.
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He was every other inch a gentleman.
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Great music is in a sense serene; it is certain of the values it asserts.
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God forbid that any book should be banned. The practice is as indefensible as infanticide.
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English novelist and journalist, 1892-1983

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Journalist, Novelist, English
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