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Hortense Calisher Quotes

The young show the genetic process, the old merely die of it.
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In a family, the same spoken lines come in over and over. Intimacy exhausts.

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I don't suppose there's really any critic except posterity.

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How clerks love refusing. It salves them for being clerks.

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But the trek that starts with the feet always rises in time to the head. There had never been any of mankind's that didn't.

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The standard dreaming of a society has to be listened to.

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The novel is rescued life.

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If you listen too hard to the technology, your ear goes deaf to its implications.

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Speech isn't for agony.

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First publication is a pure, carnal leap into that dark which one dreams is life.

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'Ms.' is a syllable which sounds like a bumble bee is breaking wind.

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A happy childhood can't be cured. Mine'll hang around my neck like a rainbow, that's all, instead of a noose.

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