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Anne Stevenson

  • It is for themselves that most women dress, not for others. On the exploitation of such fundamental truths are fortunes made.

  • There comes a time when you have to trust your own judgment, when you must close your eyes and let your instinct rule you.

  • ... democracy is dying. We are ruled by faceless bureaucrats and lecherous puritans. ... You think about it. 'All right for me but not for you' is their philosophy.

  • A hobbyhorse can be a tiring ride for nonenthusiasts.

  • There's no friend like someone who has known you since you were five.

Anne Stevenson, English-born U.S. poet, writer

(1933)