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Margaret Anderson
(1886-1973) born on
Nov 24
US editor. She founded and edited the literary magazine "The Little Review" which published avant-garde writers, 1914-29.
         
   
F
I have always suspected that too much knowledge is a dangerous thing. It is a boon to people who don't have deep feelings; their pleasure comes from what they know. . . . But this only emphasizes the difference between the artist and the scholar.

R
. . . the great thing to learn about life is, first, not to do what you don't want to do, and, second, to do what you do want to do.
A
I have always fought for ideas -- until I learned that it isn't ideas but grief, struggle, and flashes of vision which enlighten.
N
Life seems to be an experience in ascending and descending. You think you're beginning to live for a single aim --. . . for discovery of cosmic truths -- when all you're really doing is to move from place to place as if devoted primarily to real estate.
K
I wasn't born to be a fighter. The causes I have fought for have invariably been causes that should have been gained by a delicate suggestion. Since they never were, I made myself into a fighter.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "The Strange Necessity," pt. 1, 1969.
R: "My Thirty Years' War," ch. 1, 1930.
A: "The Strange Necessity," pt. 1, 1969.
N: "The Fiery Mountain," pt. 1, 1951.
K: "My Thirty Years' War," ch. 4, 1930.
   


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