Quotation by Mary McCarthy

I was going to get myself recognized at any price. ...If I could not win fame by goodness, I was ready to do it by badness. ...
Mary McCarthy (1912–1989), U.S. author. Memories of a Catholic Girlhood, ch. 5 (1957).

On determining to distinguish herself when in the eighth grade of a convent school.
Surprise me with a
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