Mary MacLane Quotes


31 Mary MacLane quotes:



"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."
"The world is like a little marsh filled with mint and white hawthorn."
"There is really no right and wrong. I recognize no right and wrong."
"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."
"You may think me crude, and probably I am crude, but I am not so crude as I was, for I am clever enough to see that the girl of nineteen who thought herself a genius was only an unusual girl writing her heart out."
"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."
"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
"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



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