Quotation by Margaret Anderson

I wasn't born to be a fighter. I was born with a gentle nature, a flexible character and an organism as equilibrated as it is judged hysterical. I shouldn't have been forced to fight constantly and ferociously. The causes I have fought for have invariably been causes that should have been gained by a delicate suggestion. Since they never were, I made myself into a fighter.
Margaret Anderson (1886–1973), U.S. literary editor and autobiographer. My Thirty Years' War, ch. 4 (1930).

Devoted to literature and the arts, Anderson founded, and for fifteen years sustained, a literary and arts magazine entitled The Little Review; it acquired a remarkable reputation and place in literary history but never made money. She was also the defiant daughter of a tense, affluent family with conventional expectations, and an open lesbian.
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