Mary McCarthy

1912 - 1989

A Quote by Mary McCarthy on decisions and understanding

If someone tells you he is going to make "a realistic decision," you immediately understand that he is going to do something bad.

Mary McCarthy (1912 - 1989)

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A Quote by Mary McCarthy on violence

In violence, we forget who we are.

Mary McCarthy (1912 - 1989)

Source: On the Contrary

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A Quote by Mary McCarthy on day, heroism, and words

We all live in suspense, from day to day, from hour to hour; in other words, we are the hero of our own story.

Mary McCarthy (1912 - 1989)

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A Quote by Mary McCarthy on injustice and questions

An unrectified case of injustice has a terrible way of lingering, restlessly, in the social atmosphere like an unfinished question.

Mary McCarthy (1912 - 1989)

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A Quote by Mary McCarthy on argument, character, cities, food, life, and senses

The strongest argument for the unmaterialistic character of American life is . . . that we tolerate conditions that are, from a materialistic point of view, intolerable . . . the food we eat, the cramped apartments . . . the crowded subways. . . . American life, in large cities, at any rate, is a perpetual assault of the senses and the nerves; it is out of asceticism, out of unworldliness, precisely, that we bear it.

Mary McCarthy (1912 - 1989)

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