Quotation by Christina Stead

You want to be free and break new ground, speak your mind, fear no man, have the neighbours acknowledge that you're a good man; and at the same time you want to be a success, make money, join the country club, get the votes and kick the other man in the teeth and off the ladder.
Christina Stead (1902–1983), Australian novelist. Emily Wilkes, in I'm Dying Laughing, ch. 1, Holt (1987).

Lived and wrote in the U.S. and England.
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