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Pamela Hansford Johnson
(1912-1981) born on
May 29
English critic, author. She was a versatile writer of psychological novels and literary studies, e.g., "Catherine Carter," 1952.
There are few things more disturbing than to find, in somebody we detest, a moral quality which seems demonstrably superior to anything we ourselves possess. It augues not merely an unfairness on the part of creation, but a lack of artistic judgement.

I hated the bangs in the war: I always felt a silent war would be more tolerable.
I have always wanted to write in such a way that will make people think, "Why, I've always thought that but never found the words for it."
We demand that people should be true to the pictures we have of them, no matter how repulsive those pictures may be: we prefer the true portrait (as we have conceived it), in all its homogeneity, to one with a detail added which refuses to fit in.
Be fond of the man who jests at his scars, if you like; but never believe he is being on the level with you.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Night and Silence, Who is Here? --An American Comedy," ch. 23, 1963.
R: In "An Uncommon Scold," by Abby Adams, 1989.
A: Recalled on her death; in NY "Times," 20 Jun 1981.
N: "Night and Silence, Who is Here? --An American Comedy," ch. 23, 1963.

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