"The women who inspired this play deserved to be smacked across the head with a meat ax and that, I flatter myself, is exactly what I smacked them with"
- Clare Boothe Luce
About this Quote
Clare Boothe Luce's quote is a funny method of revealing her fulfillment with her work. She is describing the women who influenced her play, and how she felt they was worthy of to be roughly criticized. She is proud of her work, and thinks that she has actually done justice to the females who inspired her. She is implying that her play is an effective and efficient method of slamming the women, which she has actually done so in a way that is both creative and efficient. Her quote is an amusing method of revealing her pride in her work, and her belief that she has done justice to the females who motivated her. It is also a suggestion that criticism can be done in a creative and effective method, and that it can be done without resorting to violence.
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