Christina Stead

(1902_1983 / Rockdale)

Christina Stead Quotes

  • ''Women have been brought up much like slaves, that is, to lie.''
    Christina Stead (1902-1983), Australian novelist. Samuel Pollit, in The Man Who Loved Children, ch. 2 (1940). Lived and wrote in the U.S. and England.
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  • ''The white man in the tropics degenerates every day.''
    Christina Stead (1902-1983), Australian novelist. Samuel Pollit, in The Man Who Loved Children, ch. 6 (1940). Lived and wrote in the U.S. and England.
  • ''Women are outside the law; they make nothing, they say yes or no to some collections of whereases.''
    Christina Stead (1902-1983), Australian novelist. Teresa Hawkins, in For Love Alone, ch. 8 (written 1944, published Virago, n.d.). Lived and wrote in the U.S. and England.
  • ''Old age and youth cannot live together.''
    Christina Stead (1902-1983), Australian novelist. Teresa Hawkins, in For Love Alone, ch. 8 (written 1944, published Virago, n.d.). Lived and wrote in the U.S. and England.
  • ''A dominant race did not lie, because it had the whip.''
    Christina Stead (1902-1983), Australian novelist. Teresa Hawkins, in For Love Alone, ch. 29 (written 1944, published Virago, n.d.). Lived and wrote in the U.S. and England.
  • ''Everyone likes the obscene; that is real life.''
    Christina Stead (1902-1983), Australian novelist. Teresa Hawkins, in For Love Alone, ch. 16 (written 1944, published Virago, n.d.). Lived and wrote in the U.S. and England.
  • ''I hate Bernard Shaw because he says that life is compromise.''
    Christina Stead (1902-1983), Australian novelist. Teresa Hawkins, in For Love Alone, ch. 3 (written 1944, published Virago, n.d.). Lived and wrote in the U.S. and England.
  • ''Intuition is not infallible; it only seems to be the truth. It is a message which we may interpret wrongly.''
    Christina Stead (1902-1983), Australian novelist. repr. In "About Women's Intuition There is a Sort of Folklore We Inherit," Vogue (1971). "The Magic Woman and Other Stories," Ocean of Story, Penguin (1985). Lived and wrote in the U.S. and England.
  • ''Behind the concept of woman's strangeness is the idea that a woman may do anything: she is below society, not bound by its law, unpredictable; an attribute given to every member of the league of the unfortunate.''
    Christina Stead (1902-1983), Australian novelist. repr. In "About Women's Intuition There is a Sort of Folklore We Inherit," Vogue (1971). "The Magic Woman and Other Stories," Ocean of Story, Penguin (1985). Lived and wrote in the U.S. and England.
  • ''The more we know, the better our intuitions.''
    Christina Stead (1902-1983), Australian novelist. repr. In "About Women's Intuition There is a Sort of Folklore We Inherit," Vogue (1971). "The Magic Woman and Other Stories," Ocean of Story Penguin (1985). Lived and wrote in the U.S. and England.

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