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Blanche Willis Howard

  • ... how often I longed to lovingly administer release! ... to have the courage and the right, after the soul is fled, to stop the poor wretched machine, that exists only to suffer and cause suffering.

  • We are not here in this world to drift like seaweed. Whatever intelligence we have, it is our duty to drive to the utmost.

  • ... the hospitable and gay world where Monica was passing cherished a certain tolerance for writers as for other incurables. Knowing them to be by no means always amusing, it charitably assumed that they were deep.

  • ... writing, like living, is lonely work.

  • A horse to one who loves him is a cure for many ills.

  • It is a low thing to always want to be understood. Let my innocence take care of itself.

  • Men tell us we are womanly when we love but once. Men! They have told us a lot of things to make life comfortable for themselves.

Blanche Willis Howard, U.S. ex-pat (Germany) novelist

(1847 - 1898)

Later, Baroness von Teufel.