Rebecca West

1892 - 1983

A Quote by Dame Rebecca West on feminism

I have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat.

Rebecca West (1892 - 1983)

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A Quote by Rebecca West

"Did St. Francis preach to the birds? Whatever for? If he really liked birds he would have done better to preach to the cats."

Rebecca West (1892 - 1983)

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A Quote by Dame Rebecca West on men, men and women, and women

The main difference between men and women is that men are lunatics and women are idiots.

Rebecca West (1892 - 1983)

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A Quote by Dame Rebecca West on certainty, generations, survival, and talent

Of Virginia Woolf: The talent of this generation which is most certain of survival.

Rebecca West (1892 - 1983)

Source: Ending in Earnest, 1931

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A Quote by Dame Rebecca West on good, ideas, and time

If the whole human race lay in one grave, the epitaph on its headstone might well be: 'It seemed like a good idea at the time.'

Rebecca West (1892 - 1983)

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A Quote by Dame Rebecca West on disaster

It's queer how it is always one's virtues that precipitate one into disaster.

Rebecca West (1892 - 1983)

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A Quote by Dame Rebecca West on astrology, astronomy, military, science, and war

Before a war military science seems a real science, like astronomy; but after a war it seems more like astrology.

Rebecca West (1892 - 1983)

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A Quote by Dame Rebecca West on feminism and people

I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is; I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat.

Rebecca West (1892 - 1983)

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A Quote by Dame Rebecca West on books, god, and practice

God forbid that any book should be banned. The practice is as indefensible as infanticide.

Rebecca West (1892 - 1983)

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A Quote by Dame Rebecca West on feminism, people, and prostitution

People call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat or a prostitute.

Rebecca West (1892 - 1983)

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