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Janet Flanner
(1892-1978) born on
Mar 13
US journalist. She wrote "Letter From Paris" for the New Yorker for Almost 50 Years. One of Few Women to Be Awarded French Legion of Honor.
         
   
F
The German passion for bureaucracy -- for written and signal forms . . . to move about, to work, to exist -- is like a steel pin pinning each French individual to a sheet of paper, the way an entomologist pins each specimen insect . . .

R
I act as a sponge. I soak it up and squeeze it out in ink every two weeks.
A
Women have invented nothing in all that, except the men who were born as male babies and grew up to be men big enough to be killed fighting.
N
I keep going over a sentence. I nag it, gnaw it, pat and flatter it.
K
By jove, no wonder women don't love war nor understand it, nor can operate in it as a rule; it takes a man to suffer what other men have invented . . .
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Paris Germany," In "The New Yorker," 7 Dec 1940.
R: On her "Letter from Paris" published in the in "New Yorker," over a 50-year period, recalled on her death 7 Nov 78
A: Letter to Natalia Danesi Murray, 1944, "Darlinghissima: Letters to a Friend," 1985.
N: On her "Letter from Paris" published in the in "New Yorker," over a 50-year period, recalled on her death 7 Nov 78
K: Letter to Natalia Danesi Murray, 1944, "Darlinghissima: Letters to a Friend," 1985.
   


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