Marguerite Yourcenar

1903 - 1987

A Quote by Marguerite Yourcenar on beginning, boredom, family, misfortune, and musicians

A young musician plays scales in his room and only bores his family. A beginning writer, on the other hand, sometimes has the misfortune of getting into print.

Marguerite Yourcenar (1903 - 1987)

Source: "Time," 16 Feb 1981.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Marguerite Yourcenar on ideas, justice, and reality

When two texts, or two assertions, perhaps two ideas, are in contradiction, be ready to reconcile them rather than cancel one by the other; regard them as two different facets, or two successive stages, of the same reality, a reality convincingly human just because it is complex.

Marguerite Yourcenar (1903 - 1987)

Contributed by: Zaady

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