Jessamyn West quotes

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In their sympathies, children feel nearer animals than adults. They frolic with animals, caress them, share with them feelings nei ...
Pleasure in irony ... is an ego trip.
In my time and neighborhood (and in my soul) there was only one standard by which a woman measured success: did some man want her?
Faithfulness to the past can be a kind of death above ground. Writing of the past is a resurrection; the past then lives in your w ...
Women born at the turn of the century have been conditioned not to speak openly of their wedding nights. Of other nights in bed wi ...
Irony in writing is a technique for increasing reader self- approval.
I never meet anyone nowadays who admits to having had a happy childhood. Everyone appears to think happiness betokens a lack of se ...
We can love an honest rogue, but what is more offensive than a false saint?
The young ... look into visages dull-eyed, long-toothed, wattle-necked, and chop-fallen, something they have never been and which ...
Anyone with a real taste for solitude who indulges that taste encounters the dangers of any other drug-taker. The habit grows. You ...
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