Katharine Fullerton Gerould
Brockton, Massachusetts

Quotes

11 November 2014
When ... did the word "temperament" come into fashion with us?... whatever it stands for, it long since became a great social asset for women, and a great social excuse for men. Perhaps it came in when we discovered that artists were human beings.
11 November 2014
I have looked warily at anthropologists ever since the day when I went to hear a great Greek scholar lecture on the Iliad, and listened for an hour to talk about bull-roarers and leopard-societies.
11 November 2014
When the temperamental and unconventional people are not mere plagiarists of dead eccentrics, they lack, in almost every case, the historic sense.
11 November 2014
... if we have a dollar to spend on some wild excess, we shall spend it on a book, not on asparagus out of season.
11 November 2014
I nearly always find, when I ask a vegetarian if he is a socialist, or a socialist if he is a vegetarian, that the answer is in the affirmative.
11 November 2014
... individual freedom and individual equality cannot co-exist. I dare say no one since Thomas Jefferson ... has really believed it.
11 November 2014
It is a poor cause which has to be lied for regularly.
11 November 2014
Civilization is merely an advance in taste: accepting, all the time, nicer things, and rejecting nasty ones.
11 November 2014
The real drawback to "the simple life" is that it is not simple. If you are living it, you positively can do nothing else. There is not time.
11 November 2014
You can be slum-born and slum-bred and still achieve something worth while; but it is a stupid inverted snobbishness to be proud of it. If one had a right to be proud of anything, it would be of a continued decent tradition back of one.

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