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Creative Quotations from . . .
Hortense Calisher
(1911-2009) born on
Dec 20
US writer. She received an Arts & Letters award in 1967.
         
   
F
A happy childhood can't be cured. Mine'll hang around my neck like a rainbow, that's all, instead of a noose.

R
The words! I collected them in all shapes and sizes and hung them like bangles in my mind.
A
Every art is a church without communicants, presided over by a parish of the respectable. An artist is born kneeling; he fights to stand. A critic, by nature of the judgment seat, is born sitting.
N
When anything gets freed, a zest goes round the world.
K
First publication is a pure, carnal leap into that dark which one dreams is life.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Queenie," Pt. 1, 1971.
R: "Extreme Magic," 1964.
A: "Herself," Pt. IV, 1972.
N: "Herself," Pt. IV, 1972.
K:
   


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