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Marguerite Young

  • Every heart is the other heart. Every soul is the other soul. Every face is the other face. The individual is the one illusion.

  • ... we live our fate before we realize exactly what it is.

    • Marguerite Young,
    • in Roy Newquist, Conversations ()
  • I try to teach my students style, but always as a part of life, not as ornament. Style has to come out of communicating coherent thought, not in sticking little flowers on speeches. Style and substance and a sense of life are the things literature is composed of. One must use one's own personality in relationship to life and language, of course, and everyone has such a relationship. Some people find it, some don't find it, but it's there.

    • Marguerite Young,
    • in Roy Newquist, Conversations ()
  • Every day I write. If there is ever an interruption, like an electric-meter man or a doorbell ringing, it drives me crazy. I don't care how many people call me up, but I don't want anyone near me physically. I don't want to see anyone. I'm just absolutely closed in, and I get more so as the years go by, more and more loving of privacy.

    • Marguerite Young,
    • in Charles Ruas, Conversations With American Writers ()

Marguerite Young, U.S. journalist, novelist, poet

(1909 - 1995)