Quotation by Margaret Anderson

... the great thing to learn about life is, first, not to do what you don't want to do, and, second, to do what you do want to do.
Margaret Anderson (1886–1973), U.S. literary editor and autobiographer. My Thirty Years' War, ch. 1 (1930).

Anderson eschewed "the higher joys of country clubs and bridge," which her parents had expected her to pursue after college, for publishing what would become an influential literary and arts magazine, The Little Review (1914–1929). She also renounced marriage and motherhood for a fairly flamboyant lesbian life.
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