Agnes Smedley Quotes


27 Agnes Smedley quotes:



"My mother listened to all the news from the camp during the strike. She said little, especially when my father or the men who worked for him were about I remember her instinctive and unhesitating sympathy for the miners."
"Now and then some Party member would announce a study circle, and I would join it, along with some ten or twelve working men and women."
"Now, being a girl, I was ashamed of my body and my lack of strength. So I tried to be a man. I shot, rode, jumped, and took part in all the fights of the boys."
"So I had to be the doctor to these wounded men until we could remove them to the hospital. There were fifty-four women and forty little boys with the Red Army prisoners, and I went daily to take care of them also."
"Thousands of women are crushed and made inarticulate by that system and never develop as their natures would force them to develop were they in a decent environment."
"When I was a girl, the West was still young, and the law of force, of physical force, was dominant."
"Yet it is awful to love a person who is a torture to you. And a fascinating person who loves you and won't hear of anything but your loving him and living right by his side through all eternity!"



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