Jessica Mitford Quotes

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Jessica Mitford Quotes

A thirteen-year-old is a kaleidoscope of different personalities, if not in most ways a mere figment of her own imagination. At that age, what and who you are depends largely on what book you happen to be reading at the moment.
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You may not be able to change the world, but at least you can embarrass the guilty.

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Objectivity? I always have an objective.

— Jessica Mitford

One is only really inwardly comfortable, so to speak, after one's life has assumed some sort of shape. Not just a routine, like studying or a job or being a housewife, but something more complete than all those, which would include goals set by oneself and a circle of life-time type friends. I think this is one of the hardest things to achieve, in fact often just trying doesn't achieve it but rather it seems to develop almost by accident.

— Jessica Mitford

I have nothing against undertakers personally. It's just that I wouldn't want one to bury my sister.

— Jessica Mitford

O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? Where, indeed. Many a badly stung survivor, faced with the aftermath of some relative's funeral, has ruefully concluded that the victory has been won hands down by a funeral establishment - in disastrously unequal battle.

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Now there is a society where the funeral industry got completely out of control.

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The character and mentality of the keepers may be of more importance in understanding prisons than the character and mentality of the kept.

— Jessica Mitford

Prison walls are meant not only to keep convicts in, but to keep the would-be investigator out.

— Jessica Mitford

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