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Mary Butts Quotes

Art is the god you have not seen.
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He turned to her - his gesture a superb compound of relief, remorse, passionate candour and bewilderment touched with curiosity; confidence and perfect penitence. Against which Scylla had to brace herself. Against such bravura how dull truth seemed, and difficult to access. Never had the bottom of a well seemed less attractive. She must hear him first. She could go down later.

— Mary Butts

Not till the end of the war will there be any time for art or love or magic again. Perhaps never again.

— Mary Butts

I am old enough to remember what it was like when the theories of Freud first escaped from the study and the clinic, and the great game of Hunt-the Complex began, to the entertainment and alarm of a war-shattered and disillusioned world.

— Mary Butts

Frog or pearl, life hid something at the bottom of the cup.

— Mary Butts

There are two kinds of reading, reading which is contemplation - even a kind of vision & reading for information. For the first only the best will do, for the rest - then one can let in anything one would like to read in the world.

— Mary Butts

Build a little fence of trust around today; Fill the space with loving deeds, and therein stay.

— Mary Butts

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