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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.
There is no such thing as conversation. It is an illusion. There are intersecting monologues, that is all.

The main difference between men and women is that men are lunatics and women are idiots.
I wonder if we are all wrong about each other, if we are just composing unwritten novels about the people we meet?
There is no wider gulf in the universe than yawns between those on the hither and thither side of vital experience.
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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