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Ellen O'Grady

  • There is so little feeling in the world that even when it takes the wrong method of expressing itself it is something that the world cannot do without.

    • Ellen O'Grady,
    • in Djuna Barnes, "Woman Police Deputy Is Writer of Poetry," New York Sun Magazine ()
  • Crime takes but a moment but justice an eternity.

    • Ellen O'Grady,
    • in Djuna Barnes, "Woman Police Deputy Is Writer of Poetry," New York Sun Magazine ()
  • ... death ... is so inevitable, so lasting, so unexpected, so imminent.

    • Ellen O'Grady,
    • in Djuna Barnes, "Woman Police Deputy Is Writer of Poetry," New York Sun Magazine ()

Ellen O'Grady, U.S. police commissioner, poet

(1867 - 1938)