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Amanda McKittrick Ros

  • Hope sinks a world of imagination.

  • I don't believe in publishers who wish to butter their bannocks on both sides while they'll hardly allow an author to smell treacle. I consider they are too grabby altogether and like Methodists they love to keep the Sabbath and everything else they can lay hands upon.

    • Amanda McKittrick Ros,
    • letter (1910), in Frank Ormsby, ed., Thine in Storm and Calm ()
  • I have a work presently in the Press named 'Six Months in Hell' which you may one day read. I consider it will be worth perusing, bruising badly the morals of Britain and America, while Royalty, clergy, critics, society and bloodhounds of law must all incur its censure.

    • Amanda McKittrick Ros,
    • letter (1911), in Frank Ormsby, ed., Thine in Storm and Calm ()
  • My works are all expressly my own — pleasingly peculiar, not a borrowed stroke in one of them. I write as I feel and as I don't feel.

    • Amanda McKittrick Ros,
    • letter (1927), in Frank Ormsby, ed., Thine in Storm and Calm ()
  • [On visiting Westminster Abbey:] Holy Moses! Have a look! / Flesh decayed in every nook! / Some rare bits of brain lie here, / Mortal loads of beef and beer.

    • Amanda McKittrick Ros,
    • in Frank Ormsby, ed., Thine in Storm and Calm ()

Amanda McKittrick Ros, Irish novelist, poet

(1860 - 1939)

Full name: Anna Margaret McKittrick Ross.