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REBECCA WEST
(PSEUDONYM OF MRS. CICELY FAIRFIELD ANDREWS)
Irish journalist, novelist, biographer and critic
(1892 - 1983)
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Before a war military science seems a real science, like astronomy; but after a war it seems more like astrology.
      - [War]

Humanity is never more sphinxlike than when it is expressing itself.
      - [Humanity]

I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is. I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat or a prostitute.
      - "Mr. Chesterton in hysterics," in "The Clarion"
        [Feminism]

It is always one's virtues and not one's vices that precipitate one's disaster.
      - [Virtue]

Life ought to be a struggle of desire toward adventures whose nobility will fertilize the soul.
      - [Life]

Nobody likes having salt rubbed into their wounds, even if it is the salt of the earth.
      - [Wounds]

The main difference between men and women is that men are lunatics and women are idiots.
      - [Difference]

The knocking on the door did not wake Isabelle because she had started up from sleep early that morning.
      - The Thinking Reed [Books (First Lines)]


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