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Vera Caspary

"No writer, however popular, disdains a reader, however humble."

Vera Caspary, Laura (1943)

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"If the dreams of any so-called normal man were exposed ... there would be no more gravity and dignity left for mankind."

Vera Caspary, Laura (1943)

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"My mind was clear and penetrating at the time, for it was midnight, the hour at which I am most brave and most free."

Vera Caspary, Laura (1943)

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"The cat crossed the street daintily, pointing his feet like a ballet dancer, lifting them high as if his feet were too good for the pavement."

Vera Caspary, Laura (1943)

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"It's when you have friends that you can afford to be lonely. When you know a lot of people, loneliness becomes a luxury. It's only when you're forced to be lonely that it's bad."

Vera Caspary, Laura (1943)

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"Money can be more of a barrier between people than language or race or religion."

Vera Caspary, A Chosen Sparrow (1964)

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"... self-pity had always been her sincerest emotion ..."

Vera Caspary, A Chosen Sparrow (1964)

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Vera Caspary, U.S. writer
(1899 - 1987)