Christina Stead quotes

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Financiers are great mythomaniacs, their explanations and superstitions are those of primitive men; the world is a jungle to them. ...
It is most oppressive to be an aunt.
James Joyce is the new Euphues: the melting pot of the language and of present literary idiom and banality.
The French are a tremendously verbal race: they kill you with their assurances, their repetitions, their reasons, their platitudes ...
Every work of art should give utterance, or indicate, the awful blind strength and the cruelty of the creative impulse, that is wh ...
Strange is the influence of Marx on character.
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; an ...
Other countries have history; we have nothing but contradictions.
Humorists are always pessimists. They're reactionaries: because they see that every golden cloud has a black lining.
It is a fruitful island of the sea-world, a great Ithaca, there parched and stony and here trodden by flocks and curly- headed bul ...
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