Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Quotes

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Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Quotes

A woman has got to love a bad man once or twice in her life, to be thankful for a good one.
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I do not understand how anyone can live without some small place of enchantment to turn to.

— Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

A woman has got to love a bad man once or twice in her life, to be thankful for a good one.

— Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

Madness is only a variety of mental nonconformity and we are all individualists here.

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Now he understood. This was death. Death was a silence that gave back no answer.

— Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

He watched the sun rise beyond the grape arbor. In the thin golden light the young leaves and tendrils of the Scuppernong were like Twink Weatherby's hair. He decided that sunrise and sunset both gave him a pleasantly sad feeling. The sunrise brought a wild, free sadness; the sunset, a lonely yet a comforting one. He indulged his agreeable melancholy until the earth under him turned from gray to lavender and then to the color dried corn husks.

— Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

You know what I wisht I had, Ma? A pouch like a 'possum, to tote things.
The Yearling

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It seems to me that the earth may be borrowed but not bought. It may be used, but not owned ... We are tenants and not possessors, lovers and not masters.

— Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

He edged closer to his father's bones and sinews. Penny slipped an arm around him and he lay close against the lank thigh. His father was the core of safety. His father swam the swift creek to fetch back his wounded dog. The clearing was safe, and his father fought for it, and for his own. A sense of snugness came over him and he dropped asleep.

— Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

Well, son, you cain't go thru life chunkin' things at all the ugly women you meet.

— Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

A part of the placidity of the South comes from the sense of well-being that follows the heart-and-body-warming consumption of breads fresh from the oven. We serve cold baker's bread to our enemies, trusting that they will never impose on our hospitality again.

— Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

A dead tree, falling, made less havoc than a live one. It seemed as though a live tree went down fighting, like an animal.

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Sorrow was like the wind. It came in gusts.

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I had done battle with a great fear and the victory was mine.

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Lives are only one with living. How dare we, in our egos, claim catastrophe in the rise and fall of the individual entity? There is only Life, and we are beads strung on its strong and endless thread.

— Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

The test of beauty is whether it can survive close knowledge.

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The truth is artistically fallacious.

— Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

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