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Anne Rivers Siddons

  • Anger is its own excuse and its own reward ...

  • ... life can only be kept by giving it away. But then it will bloom.

  • We discovered in each other and ourselves worlds, galaxies, a universe.

  • He would have fallen in love with me, I think, if I had been built like Brünhilde and had a mustache and the mind of an Easter chick.

  • I think every creative impulse that a working writer, or artist of any sort has, comes out of that dark old country where dreams come from.

    • Anne Rivers Siddons,
    • in Naomi Epel, Writers Dreaming ()
  • They are love, those rare, binding early friendships. Not everyone has them, and almost no one gets more than one. The others, the later ones, are not the same. These grow in a soul found only in the country of the young, and are possible only there, because their medium is unbroken time and proximity and discovery, and later there is not enough of any of those for the total, ongoing immersions that these friendship are.

    • Anne Rivers Siddons
  • I have a theory that Southern madhouses are full of gifted women who were stifled.

    • Anne Rivers Siddons

Anne Rivers Siddons, U.S. writer

(1936)