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By Anonym 15 Sep

Hortense Calisher

This is my answer to the gap between ideas and action - I will write it out.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Hortense Calisher

First publication is a pure, carnal leap into that dark which one dreams is life.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Hortense Calisher

Diplomacy is what is practiced after-the-fact. Never be too right too soon -- as any smart Uncle will tell you. The man who guesses what will happen will be blamed for it. No one will believe he has merely guessed.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Hortense Calisher

Every art is a church without communicants, presided over by a parish of the respectable. An artist is born kneeling; he fights to stand. A critic, by nature of the judgment seat, is born sitting.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Hortense Calisher

I always say that one's poetry is a solace to oneself and a nuisance to one's friends.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Hortense Calisher

When anything gets freed, a zest goes round the world.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Hortense Calisher

if you listen too hard to the technology, your ear goes deaf to its implications.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Hortense Calisher

perhaps there's no sharper spur to meditation than answered prayer.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Hortense Calisher

Agony without genius was gaucherie.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Hortense Calisher

A happy childhood can't be cured. Mine'll hang around my neck like a rainbow, that's all, instead of a noose.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Hortense Calisher

Sociology, the guilty science, functions best by alarm.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Hortense Calisher

I don't suppose there's really any critic except posterity.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Hortense Calisher

In a family, the same spoken lines come in over and over. Intimacy exhausts.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Hortense Calisher

It has always seemed to me that if you could talk about your work in fully-formed phrases, you wouldn't write it. The writing is the statement, you see, and it seems to me that the poem or the story or the novel you write is the kind of metaphor you cast on life.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Hortense Calisher

The young show the genetic process, the old merely die of it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Hortense Calisher

I get up and I have coffee and I speak to no man and I go to my desk.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Hortense Calisher

Women can't travel light. We're in charge of the basic facts.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Hortense Calisher

How clerks love refusing. It salves them for being clerks.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Hortense Calisher

'Ms.' is a syllable which sounds like a bumble bee is breaking wind.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Hortense Calisher

Decades go faster toward the end of a century.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Hortense Calisher

What I have written-and how I came to write it-is most powerfully what I am.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Hortense Calisher

Speech isn't for agony.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Hortense Calisher

It took most people a lifetime to join the human race.