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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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“[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, Irish novelist, poet
(1860 - 1939)
Full name: Anna Margaret McKittrick Ross.