Quotation by Alice James

How sick one gets of being "good," how much I should respect myself if I could burst out and make everyone wretched for twenty-four hours; embody selfishness.
Alice James (1848–1892), U.S. diarist. letter, Dec. 11, 1889, to her brother, psychologist William James. The Diary of Alice James, ed. Leon Edel (1964).
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