Marguerite Young Quotes

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"I've been willing to go for years without publishing. That's been my career." Marguerite Young
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"The asexual angel, neither male nor female... unable to live without her mask of illusions... showed herself to be the denuded character every person would be if confronted with the loss of their illusions as she was." Marguerite Young
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"When the dream came into being, I always pursued it." Marguerite Young
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"The first money I ever had was when I received an award from the American Association of University Women." Marguerite Young
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"A good writer cannot avoid having social consciousness. I don't mean this about small pieces of writing, but about a big book. If it's a big book, there has to be more than one undertow." Marguerite Young
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American Author    Consciousness   

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"I think there is a rage against women. I've come to see that now although at the time I did not notice it. I was preoccupied with my teaching and my writing." Marguerite Young
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"At the age of 18 all young poets are sure they will be dead at 21 - of old age." Marguerite Young
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"My first attempt to write about Robert Owen was in the form of poetry. Then I turned it into a blank verse poem, but I discovered that I couldn't fit in all the facts, which are fabulous. I decided to rewrite it a third time, still retaining every image I had already written in the first two versions." Marguerite Young
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"I see myself as traditional even though I know you see my work as experimental. I don't really consider Sterne, Joyce, and Proust experimental either because the tradition of their writing goes back a long way. Traditional. The Grand Tradition." Marguerite Young
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"I don't believe there can be a poetic novel without political consciousness. I have a strong political conscience." Marguerite Young
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American Author    Conscience   

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"When you have examined all the illusions of life and know that there isn't any reality, but you nevertheless go on, then you are a mature human being. You accept the idea that it is all mask and illusion and that people are in disguise. You see the crumbling of reality and you accept it." Marguerite Young
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"I think most people don't like others who, without a voice of their own, emulate the other. I certainly don't want anybody just to pick up my thoughts and hand them back to me." Marguerite Young
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American Author    People   

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"It's the thing I never could write, the idea of identity and passage of the soul." Marguerite Young
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"I would teach from nine to four, sleep an hour, and write from six until midnight, night after night." Marguerite Young
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American Author    Night   

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"There were also some cruel reviews by women, but the tone of the male reviewers, sometimes hysterical, was different. I have suffered, but I don't want to name names-but there have been men who have seemed to want to destroy me or my writing, men I don't even know." Marguerite Young
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American Author    Women   

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"All the books I have written have been one book, from the beginning." Marguerite Young
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"I was not influenced by Joyce although he's a great writer, and I love his work. I was influenced by Saint Augustine." Marguerite Young
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"If you understand hallucination and illusion, you don't blindly follow any leader. You must know if the person is sane or insane, over the abyss." Marguerite Young
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American Author    Illusion   

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"I bear a heavy gift." Marguerite Young
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"I think that the style is the writing, a beautiful sense of style. And if you don't have it, it doesn't matter what you write, it doesn't really make any difference. I'm not speaking of realistic novels now, but of the pseudo-poetic novel or short story." Marguerite Young
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"Life has no beginning, middle or end." Marguerite Young
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