Facts about Rebecca West

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Rebecca West was a famous Author from Ireland, who lived between December 21, 1892 and March 15, 1983. He/she became 90 years old.

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He/she is born under the zodiac sagittarius, who is known for Philosophical, Motion, Experimentation, Optimism. Our collection contains 32 quotes who is written / told by Rebecca, under the main topic Mom.

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Famous quotes by Rebecca West (32)


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"Mr. James Joyce is a great man who is entirely without taste"
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"It is always one's virtues and not one's vices that precipitate one into disaster"
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"I wonder if we are all wrong about each other, if we are just composing unwritten novels about the people we meet?"
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"A copy of the universe is not what is required of art; one of the damned things is ample"
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"The main difference between men and women is that men are lunatics and women are idiots"
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"It is the soul's duty to be loyal to its own desires. It must abandon itself to its master passion"
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"He is every other inch a gentleman"
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"Because hypocrisy stinks in the nostrils one is likely to rate it as a more powerful agent for destruction than it is"
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"Motherhood is the strangest thing, it can be like being one's own Trojan horse"
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"The American struggle for the vote was much more difficult than the English for the simple reason that it was much more easy"
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"Nobody likes having salt rubbed into their wounds, even if it is the salt of the earth"
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"Journalism: an ability to meet the challenge of filling the space"
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"God forbid that any book should be banned. The practice is as indefensible as infanticide"
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"But there are other things than dissipation that thicken the features. Tears, for example"
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"Motherhood is the strangest thing, it can be like being one's own Trojan horse"
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"Did St. Francis preach to the birds? Whatever for? If he really liked birds he would have done better to preach to the cats"
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"All men should have a drop of treason in their veins, if nations are not to go soft like so many sleepy pears"
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"There is no logical reason why the camel of great art should pass through the needle of mob intelligence"
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"Life ought to be a struggle of desire toward adventures whose nobility will fertilize the soul"
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"International relationships are preordained to be clumsy gestures based on imperfect knowledge"
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"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"
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"It is sometimes very hard to tell the difference between history and the smell of skunk"
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"I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat or a prostitute"
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"Before a war military science seems a real science, like astronomy; but after a war it seems more like astrology"
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"Any authentic work of art must start an argument between the artist and his audience"
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"A strong hatred is the best lamp to bear in our hands as we go over the dark places of life, cutting away the dead things men tell us to revere"
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"Just how difficult it is to write biography can be reckoned by anybody who sits down and considers just how many people know the real truth about his or her love affairs"
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"Great music is in a sense serene; it is certain of the values it asserts"
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"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"
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"People call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat or a prostitute"
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"I write books to find out about things"
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"Humanity is never more sphinxlike than when it is expressing itself"


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