Rebecca West Quotes

15 Rebecca West quotes:

"Life ought to be a struggle of desire toward adventures whose nobility will fertilize the soul."
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"Journalism is the ability to meet the challenge of filling space."
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"In England and America a beard usually means that its owner would rather be considered venerable than virile; on the continent of Europe it often means that its owner makes a special claim to virility."
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"It is always one's virtues and not one's vices that precipitate one's disaster"
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"She saw she had fallen into the hands of one of those doctors who have strayed too far from apparent in the direction of the soul."
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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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"The fear of life which is the beginning of all evil...."
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"But there are other things than dissipation that thicken the features. Tears, for example."
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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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"Writing has nothing to do with communication between person and person, only with communication between different parts of a person's mind."
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"We all drew on the comfort which is given out by the major works of Mozart, which is as real and material as the warmth given up by a glass of brandy."
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"She was like the embodiment of all women who have felt an astonished protest because their children have died before them."
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"There is no such thing as conversation. It is an illusion. There are intersecting monologues, that is all."
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"There is no wider gulf in the universe than yawns between those on the hither and thither side of vital experience."
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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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