Quotes

11 November 2014
I was always a feminist, for I liked intellectual revolt as much as I disliked physical violence. On the whole, I think women have lost something precious, but have gained, immeasurably, by the passing of the old order.
11 November 2014
... the novel, as a living force, if not as a work of art, owes an incalculable debt to what we call, mistakenly, the new psychology, to Freud, in his earlier interpretations, and more truly, I think, to Jung.
11 November 2014
The attraction of horror is a mental, or even an intellectual, excitement, but the fascination of the repulsive, so noticeable in contemporary writing, can spring openly from some rotted substance within our civilization ...
11 November 2014
Women like to sit down with trouble as if it were knitting.
11 November 2014
No idea is so antiquated that it was not once modern. No idea is so modern that it will not someday be antiquated.
11 November 2014
Insolent youth rides, now, in the whirlwind. For those modern iconoclasts who are without culture possess, apparently, all the courage.
11 November 2014
The worst thing about war is that so many people enjoy it.
11 November 2014
Mediocrity would always win by force of numbers, but it would win only more mediocrity.
11 November 2014
I would write of the universal, not the provincial, in human nature.... I would write of characters, not of characteristics.
11 November 2014
... the ordinary is simply the universal observed from the surface, that the direct approach to reality is not without, but within. Touch life anywhere ... and you will touch universality wherever you touch the earth.

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