Margaret C. Anderson

1886 - 1973

A Quote by Margaret C. Anderson on aim, beginning, discovery, experience, and life

Life seems to be an experience in ascending and descending. You think you're beginning to live for a single aim -. . . for discovery of cosmic truths - when all you're really doing is to move from place to place as if devoted primarily to real estate.

Margaret C. Anderson (1886 - 1973)

Source: The Fiery Mountain, pt. 1, 1951.

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A Quote by Margaret C. Anderson on good, love, and romance

In real love you want the other person's good. In romantic love you want the other person.

Margaret C. Anderson (1886 - 1973)

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A Quote by Margaret C. Anderson on feeling

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My unreality is chiefly this: I have never felt much like a human being. It's a splendid feeling.

Margaret C. Anderson (1886 - 1973)

Source: My Thirty Years' War, 1930.

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A Quote by Margaret C. Anderson on enemies, fighting, and reality

My greatest enemy is reality. I have fought it successfully for thirty years.

Margaret C. Anderson (1886 - 1973)

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A Quote by Margaret C. Anderson on fighting, grief, ideas, learning, struggle, vision, and elightenment

I have always fought for ideas - until I learned that it isn't ideas but grief, struggle, and flashes of vision which enlighten.

Margaret C. Anderson (1886 - 1973)

Source: The Strange Necessity, pt. 1, 1969.

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A Quote by Margaret C. Anderson on sentimentality

Intellectuals are too sentimental for me.

Margaret C. Anderson (1886 - 1973)

Source: The Strange Necessity, pt. 1, 1969.

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A Quote by Margaret C. Anderson on sanity

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It is rarely that you see an American writer who is not hopelessly sane.

Margaret C. Anderson (1886 - 1973)

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A Quote by Margaret C. Anderson on art and needs

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Art to me was a state: it didn't need to be an accomplishment.

Margaret C. Anderson (1886 - 1973)

Source: The Fiery Mountains, pt. 1, 1951.

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A Quote by Margaret C. Anderson on art, danger, feeling, knowledge, people, and pleasure

I have always suspected that too much knowledge is a dangerous thing. It is a boon to people who don't have deep feelings; their pleasure comes from what they know. . . . But this only emphasizes the difference between the artist and the scholar.

Margaret C. Anderson (1886 - 1973)

Source: The Strange Necessity, pt. 1, 1969.

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A Quote by Margaret C. Anderson on learning and life

. . . the great thing to learn about life is, first, not to do what you don't want to do, and, second, to do what you do want to do.

Margaret C. Anderson (1886 - 1973)

Source: My Thirty Years' War, ch. 1, 1930.

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