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Rebecca West
(1892-1983) born on
Dec 25
Irish author, journalist. Her works include "The Meaning of Treason," 1949 and "The Fountain Overflows," 1957.
         
   
F
There is no such thing as conversation. It is an illusion. There are intersecting monologues, that is all.

R
The main difference between men and women is that men are lunatics and women are idiots.
A
I wonder if we are all wrong about each other, if we are just composing unwritten novels about the people we meet?
N
There is no wider gulf in the universe than yawns between those on the hither and thither side of vital experience.
K
Did St Francis preach to the birds? Whatever for? If he really liked birds he would have done better to preach to the cats.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "There Is No Conversation," "The Harsh Voice," sct. 1, 1935.
R: In "An Uncommon Scold," by Abby Adams, 1989.
A: Letter, 1917; quoted as epigraph to Victoria Glendinning, in "Rebecca West: A Life," 1987.
N: "Black Lamb and Grey Falcon," vol. 1, "Serbia," 1942.
K: "This Real Night," 1985.
   


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