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"Even if a thing is not beautiful, it is living art if it is someone’s experience. To do a thing as nobody else could have done it — if you can wrench that out of yourself — is style. Beauty is well enough, but I think I have found out that truth is greater than that, and any room or shop window or business letter that is honestly drawn from the burning center of someone’s belief and not from the general vat of what everybody else does and thinks, has magic in it. There is nothing so magical as life."

Madge Jenison, Sunwise Turn (1923)

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"I was trying to make them face their fears. Youth spends so much energy trying to forget them. There’s the fear of failure in examinations, fear of sex, fear of not getting a job, fear of unpopularity, fear of appearing naïve. Youth discovers many bunkholes in which to hide when frightened. They are mostly unhealthy, none of them bombproof."

Muriel Lester, It Occurred to Me (1937)

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"It is good to have an end to journey towards; but it is the journey that matters, in the end."

Ursula K. Le Guin, The Left Hand of Darkness (1969)

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"Loyal? As loyal as anyone who plays second fiddle ever is."

Willa Cather, Lucy Gayheart (1935)

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"It’s not the end of the world."

Margaret A. Barnes, Years of Grace (1930)

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"… the higher the development of women, the more they suffer from the ‘patriotic’ mandate to bear many children to replace the nation’s losses. For they know that, from the point of view of their personal development as well as that of the race, fewer but better children are to be preferred."

Ellen Key, War, Peace, and the Future (1916)

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"Conscious of his own guilt, he ever mistrusted appearance in others."

Mrs. M. Harley, St. Bernard's Priory (1786)

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"Timing and arrogance are decisive factors in the successful use of talent."

Marya Mannes, Out of My Time (1971)

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