Best Quotes by Rebecca West (Top 10)

  1. I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat.
  2. You must always believe that life is as extraordinary as music says it is.
  3. God forbid that any book should be banned. The practice is as indefensible as infanticide.
  4. The main difference between men and women is that men are lunatics and women are idiots.
  5. The trouble about man is twofold. He cannot learn truths which are too complicated; he forgets truths which are too simple.
  6. It is the soul's duty to be loyal to its own desires. It must abandon itself to its master passion.
  7. Only part of us is sane: only part of us loves pleasure and the longer day of happiness, wants to live to our nineties and die in peace, in a house that we built, that shall shelter those who come after us. The other half of us is nearly mad. It prefers the disagreeable to the agreeable, loves pain and its darker night despair, and wants to die in a catastrophe that will set back life to its beginnings and leave nothing of our house save its blackened foundations.
  8. Any authentic work of art must start an argument between the artist and his audience.
  9. Nobody likes having salt rubbed into their wounds, even if it is the salt of the earth.
  10. The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be only the beginning.

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