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Quote Left If the whole human race lay in one grave, the epitaph on its headstone might well be: 'It seemed a good idea at the time.' Quote Right
Quote Left Most works of art, like most wines, ought to be consumed in the district of their fabrication. Quote Right
Quote Left Everyone realizes that one can believe little of what people say about each other. But it is not so widely realized that even less can one trust what people say about themselves. Quote Right
Quote Left Before a war military science seems a real science, like astronomy; but after a war it seems more like astrology. Quote Right
Quote Left Life ought to be a struggle of desire toward adventures whose nobility will fertilize the soul. Quote Right
Quote Left I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is; I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat. Quote Right
Quote Left She was like the embodiment of all women who have felt an astonished protest because their children have died before them. Quote Right
Quote Left God forbid that any book should be banned. The practice is as indefensible as infanticide. Quote Right
Quote Left Before a war, military science seems a real science, like astronomy. After a war it seems more like astrology. Quote Right
Quote Left The trouble about soldiers in Mr. Siegfried Sassoon's poetry ... is that they are the kind of people who in a railroad train have to travel wi... Quote Right
Quote Left Before a war military science seems a real science, like astronomy but after a war it seems more like astrology. Quote Right
Quote Left People call me feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat or a prostitute. Quote Right
Quote Left I...have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is. I only know that people call me a feminist when I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat, or a prostitute. Quote Right
Quote Left The consequence of ... centuries of warfare is that military men assume a position of too great importance in the country, which is always a m... Quote Right
Quote Left There was a definite process by which one made people into friends, and it involved talking to them and listening to them for hours at a time. Quote Right
Quote Left Any authentic work of art must start an argument between the artist and his audience. Quote Right
Quote Left People call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat or a prostitute. Quote Right
Quote Left Those who foresee the future and recognize it as tragic are often seized by a madness which forces them to commit the very acts which made it certain that what they dread shall happen. Quote Right
Quote Left The main difference between men and women is that men are lunatics and women are idiots. Quote Right
Quote Left It's the soul's duty to be loyal to its own desires. It must abandon itself to its master passion. Quote Right
Quote Left Journalism is the ability to meet the challenge of filling space. Quote Right
Quote Left Motherhood is the strangest thing, it can be like being one's own Trojan horse. Quote Right
Quote Left ... it matters not what natural endowment a race may have if it prostitutes itself to the service of death. Quote Right
Quote Left The main difference between men and woman is that men are lunatics and woman are idiots. Quote Right
Quote Left I wonder if we are all wrong about each other, if we are just composing unwritten novels about the people we meet? Quote Right
Quote Left The point is that nobody likes having salt rubbed into their wounds, even if it is the salt of the earth. Quote Right
Quote Left There is no wider gulf in the universe than yawns between those on the hither and thither side of vital experience. Quote Right
Quote Left Just how difficult it is to write biography can be reckoned by anybody who sits down and considers just how many people know they real truth about his or her love affairs. Quote Right
Quote Left Man is a hating rather than a loving animal. Quote Right
Quote Left There is in every one of us an unending see-saw between the will to live and the will to die. Quote Right