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Rosellen Brown

  • All schoolchildren are hostages to red tape and fiscal insufficiency.

  • They are the kind of people who are embarrassed by money, a dead middle-class giveaway. Poor people are not embarrassed by money and are contemptuous of those who are.

  • The pity of living only once is that there is no way, ever, to be sure which sorrows are inevitable.

  • Politics, she had learned at a very early age, was the art of separating the events you could make something out of from those that simply happened and went on happening.

  • [On book promotion:] The reward for writing well appears to be not to be able to do it for a long time.

    • Rosellen Brown,
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  • Many of us write because we are readers and have grown up in a long tradition, and we want to be able to add to that extraordinary flow of interpretations of the world.

    • Rosellen Brown

Rosellen Brown, U.S. writer, educator