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Phyllis Rose

  • Perhaps that is what love is — the momentary or prolonged refusal to think of another person in terms of power.

  • One form of loneliness is to have a memory and no one to share it with.

    • Phyllis Rose,
    • 1984, in Nancy R. Newhouse, ed., Hers: Through Women's Eyes ()
  • ... biographies are a little like marriages: You only have room in your life for one or two.

    • Phyllis Rose,
    • in Jean Strouse, The New York Times Book Review ()
  • ... an autobiography held out the promise of hearing truths that only friends confess to one another but are knowledge you need to live.

    • Phyllis Rose,
    • in Ms. ()
  • ... the challenge of nonfiction is to marry art and truth.

    • Phyllis Rose,
    • in Ms. ()
  • But there is no neutrality. There is only greater or less awareness of one's bias.

Phyllis Rose, U.S. writer, educator, critic