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  • 1.
    Pukka sahib or rank outsider—gentleman or bounder—and it's accent, accent, all the way.
    Christina Stead (1902-1983), Australian novelist. Jonathan Crow, in For Love Alone, ch. 22 (written 1944, published Virago, n.d.). Lived and wrote in the U.S. and England.
  • 2.
    A bank is a confidence trick. If you put up the right signs, the wizards of finance themselves will come in and ask you to take their money.
    Christina Stead (1902-1983), Australian novelist. Jules Bertillon, in House of All Nations, sc. 14 (written 1938, published Angus and Robertson, 1988). Lived and wrote in the U.S. and England.

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  • 3.
    Philosophy is by the timid for the timid.
    Christina Stead (1902-1983), Australian novelist. Jules Bertillon, in House of All Nations, sc. 68 (written 1938, published Angus and Robertson, 1988). Lived and wrote in the U.S. and England.
  • 4.
    Altruism is selfishness out with a pair of field glasses and imagination.
    Christina Stead (1902-1983), Australian novelist. Jules Bertillon, in House of All Nations, sc. 11 (written 1938, published Angus and Robertson, 1988). Lived and wrote in the U.S. and England.

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  • 5.
    If all the rich men in the world divided up their money amongst themselves, there wouldn't be enough to go round.
    Christina Stead (1902-1983), Australian novelist. Jules Bertillon, in House of All Nations, sc. 12 (written 1938, published Angus and Robertson, 1988). Lived and wrote in the U.S. and England.

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  • 6.
    Money has no country.
    Christina Stead (1902-1983), Australian novelist. Jules Bertillon, in House of All Nations, sc. 26 (written 1938, published Angus and Robertson, 1988). Lived and wrote in the U.S. and England.

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  • 7.
    There'll be no sense in sexual theories until women start telling their minds; and, of course, until they have some.
    Christina Stead (1902-1983), Australian novelist. Letty Fox: Her Luck, ch. 27 (written 1946, published Virago, n.d.). Lived and wrote in the U.S. and England.

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  • 8.
    All middle-class novels are about the trials of three, all upper-class novels about mass fornication, all revolutionary novels about a bad man turned good by a tractor.
    Christina Stead (1902-1983), Australian novelist. Oliver Fenton, in The Beauties and Furies, ch. 4 (1936). Lived and wrote in the U.S. and England.
  • 9.
    People who don't like scandals shouldn't be in finance.
    Christina Stead (1902-1983), Australian novelist. Mouradzian, in House of All Nations, sc. 71 (written 1938, published Angus and Robertson, 1988). Lived and wrote in the U.S. and England.

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  • 10.
    Love is feared: it dissolves society, it's unpopular, and it's very rare.
    Christina Stead (1902-1983), Australian novelist. ... Jonathan Crow, in For Love Alone, ch. 21 (written 1944, published Virago, n.d.). Lived and wrote in the U.S. and England.

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