Pamela Hansford Johnson
Pamela Hansford Johnson, Baroness Snow (29 May 1912 – 18 June 1981) was an English novelist, playwright, poet, literary and social critic.
She was born in London. Her mother, Amy Clotilda Howson, was a singer and actress, from a theatrical family. Her mother's father, C E Howson, worked for the London Lyceum Company, as Sir Henry Irving's Treasurer. Her father, Reginald Kenneth Johnson,... more »
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''You slam a politician, you make out he's the devil, with horns and hoofs. But his wife loves him, and so did all his mistresses.''Pamela Hansford Johnson (1912-1981), British author, critic. Dr. Wohlgemutt, in Night and Silence, Who is Here?An American Comedy, ch. 23 (1963).
We demand that people should be true to the pictures we have of them, no matter how repulsive those pictures may be: we prefer the true portrait (as we have conceived it), in all its homogeneity, to o...Pamela Hansford Johnson (1912-1981), British author, critic. Night and Silence, Who Is Here?An American Comedy, ch. 23 (1963).
There are few things more disturbing than to find, in somebody we detest, a moral quality which seems to us demonstrably superior to anything we ourselves possess. It augurs not merely an unfairness o...Pamela Hansford Johnson (1912-1981), British author, critic. Night and Silence, Who is Here?An American Comedy, ch. 23 (1963).
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