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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.
         
   
F
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.

R
I hated the bangs in the war: I always felt a silent war would be more tolerable.
A
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."
N
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.
K
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.
K:
   


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