Mary MacLane Quotes

31 Mary MacLane quotes:

"It is with pain that I read of the dire effects of my book upon the minds of young girls."
"Let me but make a beginning, let me but strike the world in a vulnerable spot, and I can take it by storm."
"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."
"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."
"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 have never read a line of Walt Whitman."
"I love devils."
"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."

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