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Marguerite Yourcenar
(1903-1987) born on
Jun 08
Belgian-US novelist, essayist. She was the first woman to be elected to the Academie Francaise (French Academy), an exclusive literary institution with a membership limited to 40.
         
   
F
A young musician plays scales in his room and only bores his family. A beginning writer, on the other hand, sometimes has the misfortune of getting into print.

R
The memory of most men is an abandoned cemetery where lie, unsung and unhonored, the dead whom they have ceased to cherish. Any lasting grief is reproof to their forgetfulness.
A
Leaving behind books is even more beautiful -- there are far too many children.
N
I have never seasoned a truth with the sauce of a lie in order to digest it more easily.
K
If I make it, I will carry a pencil instead of the ritual sword.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Time," 16 Feb 1981.
R: "Memoirs of Hadrian," "Saeculum Aureum," 1954.
A: On having no children; in NY "Times," 5 May 1980.
N: On having no children; in NY "Times," 5 May 1980.
K: On her chances of becoming the first woman elected to Académie Française; in NY "Times," 3 Dec 1979.
   


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