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Josephine Pinckney

  • Well, how'd we get to talking about our ancestors? People think we don't talk about anything else in Charleston.

  • ... there's a natural depravity in inanimate things that's quite shocking, when you think of it.

  • The miraculous thing is that miracles do happen.

  • Timothy said he had tried riding and it had toned up his muscles, but on the whole he considered it a crude sport. 'Regarding it from the viewpoint of the horse, I mean.'

  • ... there's a lot more satisfaction in thinking about money than in spending it, if people only knew.

  • Natural behavior, he concluded, was selfish behavior; a few well-chosen conventions were essential to human relationships ...

Josephine Pinckney, U.S. poet, novelist

(1895 - 1957)

Full name: Josephine Lyons Scott Pinckney.