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Mary MacLane Quotes

31 Mary MacLane quotes:

"Are there many things in this cool-hearted world so utterly exquisiteas the pure love of one woman for another?"
Author: MacLane Quotes Category: Love Quotes
"Genius of a kind has always been with me; an empty heart that has taken on a certain wooden quality; an excellent, strong woman's body and a pitiably starved soul."
"I am a genius. Then it amused me to keep saying so, but now it does not. I expected to be happy sometime. Now I know I shall never be."
"I do not see any beauty in self-restraint."
"I have never read a line of Walt Whitman."
"I love devils."
"I never give my real self. I have a hundred sides, and I turn first one way and then the other. I am playing a deep game. I have a number of strong cards up my sleeve. I have never been myself, excepting to two friends."
"I want fame more than I can tell. But more than I want fame I want happiness."
"I want to live quietly."
"I was born to be alone, and I always shall be; but now I want to be."
"I would rather be a fairly happy wife and mother."
"One must always say things that aim to interest, because in the world one must after all pay for one's keep."
"The only joy I had was writing what was. That book was. It no longer amuses me to be all the things I was when I wrote that. But it is my story as I was then."
"Well, if I am not vulgar, neither is my book. I wrote myself. Suggestiveness is always vulgar. But truth never. My book is not even remotely suggestive. I call things by their names. That is all."
"When I was three years old I was taken with my family to a little town in Western Minnesota, where I lived a more or less vapid and ordinary life until I was ten."
"When I wrote my book I wanted to love someone. I wanted to be in love. Now I know that I shall never be in love - and I no longer wish to be."
"The book, you understand, was not written for publication. It was the portrayal of my emotions, the analysis of my own soul life during three months of my nineteenth year. I wrote then all the time, just as I do now, but, though the book is in diary form, it is not a diary."
"One kind of man I impatiently scorn is the kind that looks bored if I mention Ibsen or ceramics or Aztec civilization but is interested instantly, alertly, if I mention my garters"
Author: MacLane Quotes Category: Man Quotes
"Fame is indeed beautiful and benign and gentle and satisfying, but happiness is something at once tender and brilliant beyond all things."
"I do not sing nor play, but I adore music, particularly Chopin. I like him because I cannot understand him."

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