Christina Stead

(1902_1983 / Rockdale)

Christina Stead Quotes

  • ''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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  • ''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.
  • ''Socialist writers are made of sterner stuff than those who only let their characters steeplechase through trouble in order to come out first in the happy ending of moral uplift.''
    Christina Stead (1902-1983), Australian novelist. "Pro and Con on Aragon," The New Masses (1942). Lived and wrote in the U.S. and England.

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