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Rebecca West

Top 10 Rebecca West Quotes,  Irish
Total Quotes : 26
Art Universe Ample

A copy of the universe is not what is required of art; one of the damned things is ample.

- Rebecca West

Birds Done Whatever

Did St. Francis preach to the birds? Whatever for? If he really liked birds he would have done better to preach to the cats.

- Rebecca West

Music Values Great Music

Great music is in a sense serene; it is certain of the values it asserts.

- Rebecca West

Strong Hands Over

A strong hatred is the best lamp to bear in our hands as we go over the dark places of life, cutting away the dead things men tell us to revere.

- Rebecca West

Art Argument Audience

Any authentic work of art must start an argument between the artist and his audience.

- Rebecca West

Powerful Likely Agent

Because hypocrisy stinks in the nostrils one is likely to rate it as a more powerful agent for destruction than it is.

- Rebecca West

Life Nobility Toward

Life ought to be a struggle of desire toward adventures whose nobility will fertilize the soul.

- Rebecca West

Learn Which Twofold

The trouble about man is twofold. He cannot learn truths which are too complicated; he forgets truths which are too simple.

- Rebecca West

Other Inch He

He is every other inch a gentleman.

- Rebecca West

Mom Horse Like

Motherhood is the strangest thing, it can be like being one's own Trojan horse.

- Rebecca West

Vices Always Virtues

It is always one's virtues and not one's vices that precipitate one into disaster.

- Rebecca West

Salt Wounds Having

Nobody likes having salt rubbed into their wounds, even if it is the salt of the earth.

- Rebecca West

Trust Everyone Other

Everyone realizes that one can believe little of what people say about each other. But it is not so widely realized that even less can one trust what people say about themselves.

- Rebecca West

Other About Unwritten

I wonder if we are all wrong about each other, if we are just composing unwritten novels about the people we meet?

- Rebecca West

Me Call Whenever

People call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat or a prostitute.

- Rebecca West

Sometimes Tell Very

It is sometimes very hard to tell the difference between history and the smell of skunk.

- Rebecca West

People Express Sentiments

I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat or a prostitute.

- Rebecca West

Die Will Every

There is in every one of us an unending see-saw between the will to live and the will to die.

- Rebecca West

Myself Express Been

I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat.

- Rebecca West

Reason Mob Through

There is no logical reason why the camel of great art should pass through the needle of mob intelligence.

- Rebecca West