Quotes by Rebecca West

To believe her limited in range because she was harmonious in method is as sensible as to imagine that when the Atlantic Ocean is as smooth ...

Rebecca West harmony Austen Jane

Every man is in a state of conflict, owing to his attempt to reconcile himself and his relationship with life to his conception of harmony. ...

Rebecca West arts conflict general harmony

I cannot think that espionage can be recommended as a technique for building an impressive civilisation. It's a lout's game. ...

Rebecca West spies

The American struggle for the vote was much more difficult than the English for the simple reason that it was much more easy. ...

Rebecca West woman suffrage

I ... have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is. I only know that people call me a feminist when I express senti ments tha ...

Rebecca West feminism: early 20th century prostitution and prostitutes

Now different races and nationalities cherish different ideals of society that stink in each other's nostrils with an offensivenes s beyond ...

Rebecca West ideology

Men must be capable of imagining and executing and insisting on social change if they are to reform or even maintain civilization, and capab ...

Rebecca West reform

All men should have a drop of treason in their veins, if nations are not to go soft like so many sleepy pears. ...

Rebecca West rebellion

Most works of art, like most wines, ought to be consumed in the district of their fabrication. ...

Rebecca West art

I wonder if we are all wrong about each other, if we are just composing unwritten novels about the people we meet? ...

Rebecca West other people

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