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Christina Stead Sayings: A self-made man is one who believes in luck and sends his son to Oxford. A self-made man is one who believes in luck and sends his son to Oxford.
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Christina Stead Sayings: Love is feared: it dissolves society, it's unpopular, and it's very rare. Love is feared: it dissolves society, it's unpopular, and it's very rare.
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Christina Stead Sayings: There are so may ways to kills yourself, they're just old-fashioned with their permanganate: do There are so may ways to kills yourself, they're just old-fashioned with their permanganate: do you think I'd take permanganate? I wouldn't want to burn my insides out and live to tell the tale as well: idiots! It's simple, I'd drown myself ... Why be in misery at the last?
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Christina Stead Sayings: There'll be no sense in sexual theories until women start telling their minds; and, of There'll be no sense in sexual theories until women start telling their minds; and, of course, until they have some.
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Christina Stead Sayings: Financiers are great mythomaniacs, their explanations and superstitions are those of primitive men; the world Financiers are great mythomaniacs, their explanations and superstitions are those of primitive men; the world is a jungle to them.They perceive acutely that they are at the dawn of economic history.
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Christina Stead Sayings: Venus can see at night without eyes. Venus can see at night without eyes.
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Christina Stead Sayings: Women are outside the law; they make nothing, they say yes or no to some Women are outside the law; they make nothing, they say yes or no to some collections of whereases.
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Christina Stead Sayings: A woman can't be, until a girl dies ... I mean the sprites that girls A woman can't be, until a girl dies ... I mean the sprites that girls are, so different from us, all their fancies, their illusions, their flower world, the dreams they live in.
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Christina Stead Sayings: And gold has no name, it licks the hand of anyone who has it: good And gold has no name, it licks the hand of anyone who has it: good dog!
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Christina Stead Sayings: The waste, the insane freaks of these money men, the cynicism and egotism of their The waste, the insane freaks of these money men, the cynicism and egotism of their life ... I'll show that they are not brilliant, not romantic, not delightful, not intelligent.
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Christina Stead Sayings: Each Australian is a Ulysses. Each Australian is a Ulysses.
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Christina Stead Sayings: The sensuality, delicacy of literature does not exist for me; only the passion, energy and The sensuality, delicacy of literature does not exist for me; only the passion, energy and struggle ... Most of my friends deplore this: they are always telling me what I should leave out in order to have success. But I know that nothing has more success in the end than an intelligent ferocity.
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Christina Stead Sayings: Los Angeles is a Yukon for crime-story writers. Los Angeles is a Yukon for crime-story writers.
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Christina Stead Sayings: Old age is perhaps life's decision about us ... Old age is perhaps life's decision about us ...
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Christina Stead Sayings: Old age and youth cannot live together. Old age and youth cannot live together.
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Christina Stead Sayings: To me, all the juice of a book is in an unpublished manuscript, and the To me, all the juice of a book is in an unpublished manuscript, and the published book is like a dead tree - just good for cutting up and building your house with.
Christina Stead Sayings: It is most oppressive to be an aunt. It is most oppressive to be an aunt.
Christina Stead Sayings: When people are collecting gold they aren't doing business ... Gold is constipation: even bankruptcy When people are collecting gold they aren't doing business ... Gold is constipation: even bankruptcy is more fluid. Gold isn't wealth: positions in markets are wealth.
Christina Stead Sayings: About myself - no. I'm unimportant, an observer, a wandering animal. About myself - no. I'm unimportant, an observer, a wandering animal.
Christina Stead Sayings: A single girl must lead a double life don't you think? A single girl must lead a double life don't you think?
Christina Stead Sayings: I never wanted to marry anyone like my father; I always preferred those more shoddy. I never wanted to marry anyone like my father; I always preferred those more shoddy.
Christina Stead Sayings: A bank is a confidence trick. If you put up the right signs, the wizards A bank is a confidence trick. If you put up the right signs, the wizards of finance themselves will come in and ask you to take their money.
Christina Stead Sayings: Radicalism is the opium of the middle class. Radicalism is the opium of the middle class.
Christina Stead Sayings: If equity and human natural reason were allowed there would be no law, there would If equity and human natural reason were allowed there would be no law, there would be no lawyers.
Christina Stead Sayings: Every work of art should give utterance, or indicate, the awful blind strength and the Every work of art should give utterance, or indicate, the awful blind strength and the cruelty of the creative impulse, that is why they must all have what are called errors, both of taste and style.
Christina Stead Sayings: Everyone likes the obscene; that is real life. Everyone likes the obscene; that is real life.
Christina Stead Sayings: Altruism is selfishness out with a pair of field glasses and imagination. Altruism is selfishness out with a pair of field glasses and imagination.
Christina Stead Sayings: We are primitive men; we taboo what we desire and need. How did the denying We are primitive men; we taboo what we desire and need. How did the denying of love come to be associated with the idea of morality.
Christina Stead Sayings: I do not want to go to heaven; I want my children, forever children, and I do not want to go to heaven; I want my children, forever children, and other children, stalwart adults, and a good happy wife, that is all I ask, but not paradise; earth is good enough for me: it is because I believe earth is heaven, Naden, that I can overcome all my troubles and face down my enemies.
Christina Stead Sayings: Weak, tea-drinking, effeminate, ineffectualmasters of India, robbers of South Africa, bedevillers of all Europe. Weak, tea-drinking, effeminate, ineffectual
masters of India, robbers of South Africa, bedevillers of all Europe.
Christina Stead Sayings: The more we know, the better our intuitions. The more we know, the better our intuitions.
Christina Stead Sayings: You want to be free and break new ground, speak your mind, fear no man, You want to be free and break new ground, speak your mind, fear no man, have the neighbours acknowledge that you're a good man; and at the same time you want to be a success, make money, join the country club, get the votes and kick the other man in the teeth and off the ladder.
Christina Stead Sayings: A speculator is a man who, if he dies at the right time, has a A speculator is a man who, if he dies at the right time, has a rich widow.
Christina Stead Sayings: All middle-class novels are about the trials of three, all upper-class novels about mass fornication, All middle-class novels are about the trials of three, all upper-class novels about mass fornication, all revolutionary novels about a bad man turned good by a tractor.
Christina Stead Sayings: No rich man is a patriot, no rich man is a friend. They have all No rich man is a patriot, no rich man is a friend. They have all only got one fatherland the Ritz-Carlton; and one friend the mistress they're promising to divorce their wives for.
Christina Stead Sayings: The French are a tremendously verbal race: they kill you with their assurances, their repetitions, The French are a tremendously verbal race: they kill you with their assurances, their repetitions, their reasons, their platitudes, their formulae, their propositions, their solutions.
Christina Stead Sayings: It's fine to be a great democrat when you've a slave to rub your boots It's fine to be a great democrat when you've a slave to rub your boots on.
Christina Stead Sayings: Intuition is not infallible; it only seems to be the truth. It is a message Intuition is not infallible; it only seems to be the truth. It is a message which we may interpret wrongly.
Christina Stead Sayings: Women have been brought up much like slaves, that is, to lie. Women have been brought up much like slaves, that is, to lie.
Christina Stead Sayings: The Chinese are a knowing people; and I daresay that is why they once made The Chinese are a knowing people; and I daresay that is why they once made a religious odor about old age; to prevent their sons from seeing their own future.
Christina Stead Sayings: All the June Saturday afternoon Sam Pollit's children were on the lookout for him as All the June Saturday afternoon Sam Pollit's children were on the lookout for him as they skated round the dirt sidewalks and seamed old asphalt of R Street and Reservoir Road that bounded the deep-grassed acres of Tohoga House, their home.
Christina Stead Sayings: If all the rich people in the world divided up their money among themselves there If all the rich people in the world divided up their money among themselves there wouldn't be enough to go around.
Christina Stead Sayings: A woman is a hunter without a forest. A woman is a hunter without a forest.
Christina Stead Sayings: A tory youth is a youth speculating on his future. A tory youth is a youth speculating on his future.
Christina Stead Sayings: Pukka sahib or rank outsidergentleman or bounderand it's accent, accent, all the way. Pukka sahib or rank outsider
gentleman or bounder
and it's accent, accent, all the way.
Christina Stead Sayings: A dominant race did not lie, because it had the whip. A dominant race did not lie, because it had the whip.
Christina Stead Sayings: Ye want to tell the plain truth all your life, woman, and speak straight; otherwise Ye want to tell the plain truth all your life, woman, and speak straight; otherwise ye get to seeing double.
Christina Stead Sayings: Money goes where money is, money yearns where money is. Money goes where money is, money yearns where money is.
Christina Stead Sayings: People who don't like scandals shouldn't be in finance. People who don't like scandals shouldn't be in finance.
Christina Stead Sayings: Money has no country. Money has no country.
Christina Stead Sayings: Money that is in billions and monopolies isn't money at all, because the people have Money that is in billions and monopolies isn't money at all, because the people have none, and money is democratic, everyone has to have some or there's none at all.
Christina Stead Sayings: Charm is a cunning self-forgetfulness. Charm is a cunning self-forgetfulness.
Christina Stead Sayings: I shall never be a dangerous woman; I can make men love, but I cannot I shall never be a dangerous woman; I can make men love, but I cannot make them suffer. It would be much better the other way about. I have seen women able to make men suffer who could not make them love. The more they suffered the more they hung around for a showdown. In the end they did better than I, for it is strange what people will do to be able to suffer and say to themselves, in the night, I have suffered, I have lived indeed.
Christina Stead Sayings: If misery spelled revolt, we should have had nothing but revolt from the beginning of If misery spelled revolt, we should have had nothing but revolt from the beginning of time. On the contrary, it is quite rare.
Christina Stead Sayings: Creation of something out of nothing is the most primitive of human passions and the Creation of something out of nothing is the most primitive of human passions and the most optimistic
Christina Stead Sayings: I hate Bernard Shaw because he says that life is compromise. I hate Bernard Shaw because he says that life is compromise.
Christina Stead Sayings: Humorists are always pessimists. They're reactionaries: because they see that every golden cloud has a Humorists are always pessimists. They're reactionaries: because they see that every golden cloud has a black lining.
Christina Stead Sayings: Money is a jealous mistress If you want money you must want only money ... Money is a jealous mistress If you want money you must want only money ... I must tell you the one secret of life, there is only one: everything is a jealous mistress, everything is terribly possessive, and, by God, we want to be terribly possessed if we want to get somewhere - and we want to be terribly possessed - anyhow; or what is life?
Christina Stead Sayings: Why is it every careerist tries to turn his mother into a Madonnato prove his Why is it every careerist tries to turn his mother into a Madonna
to prove his intellect is a virgin birth, papa had nothing to do with it? It's the sign of the misogynist.
Christina Stead Sayings: Pale as a candle flame in the dusk, tallow-pale, he stalked along, holding her hand, Pale as a candle flame in the dusk, tallow-pale, he stalked along, holding her hand, and Louie looked up and beyond him at the enfeebled stars. Thus, for many years, she had seen her father's head, a ghostly earth flame against the heavens, from her little height. Sam looked down on the moon of her face; the dayshine was enough still to light the eyeballs swimming up to him.
Christina Stead Sayings: All new money is made through the shifting of social classes and the dispossession of All new money is made through the shifting of social classes and the dispossession of old classes.
Christina Stead Sayings: Strange is the influence of Marx on character. Strange is the influence of Marx on character.
Christina Stead Sayings: I don't know what imagination is, if not an unpruned, tangled kind of memory. I don't know what imagination is, if not an unpruned, tangled kind of memory.
Christina Stead Sayings: Life is nothing but rags and tags and filthy rags at that. Why was I Life is nothing but rags and tags and filthy rags at that. Why was I ever born?
Christina Stead Sayings: I wish I had a man and not a dishrag printed over with big words I wish I had a man and not a dishrag printed over with big words like 'constitutional rights' and 'progress'!
Christina Stead Sayings: Anyone would think a thin stick like me, weak and miserable would go down with Anyone would think a thin stick like me, weak and miserable would go down with everything: do you think I get more than my cough every winter? I bet I live till ninety, with all my aches and pains. To think that's fifty more years of the Great-I-Am.
Christina Stead Sayings: Men never believe a woman can do anything. Men never believe a woman can do anything.
Christina Stead Sayings: The white man in the tropics degenerates every day. The white man in the tropics degenerates every day.
Christina Stead Sayings: Philosophy is by the timid for the timid. Philosophy is by the timid for the timid.
Christina Stead Sayings: I know your breed; all your fine officials debauch the younger girls who are afraid I know your breed; all your fine officials debauch the younger girls who are afraid to lose their jobs: that's as old as Washington.
Christina Stead Sayings: It was easy to see how upsetting it would be if women began to love It was easy to see how upsetting it would be if women began to love freely where love came to them. An abyss would open in the principal shopping street of every town.
Christina Stead Sayings: Socialist writers are made of sterner stuff than those who only let their characters steeplechase Socialist writers are made of sterner stuff than those who only let their characters steeplechase through trouble in order to comeout first in the happy ending of moral uplift.
Christina Stead Sayings: She was able to feel active creation going on around her in the rocks and She was able to feel active creation going on around her in the rocks and hills, where the mystery of lust took place; and in herself, where all was yet only the night of senses and wild dreams, the work of passion going on.
Christina Stead Sayings: Give me your honest opinion. I don't want truth with a veil on - I Give me your honest opinion. I don't want truth with a veil on - I like naked ladies naked.
Christina Stead Sayings: A mother! What are we worth really? They all grow up whether you look after A mother! What are we worth really? They all grow up whether you look after them or not. That poor miserable brat of his is growing up, and I certainly licked the hide off her; and she's seen marriage at its worst, and now she's dreaming about 'supermen' and 'great men'. What is the good of doing anything for them?
Christina Stead Sayings: Gentlemen are overestimated, that is my experience. Gentlemen are overestimated, that is my experience.
Christina Stead Sayings: The great white city of brotherhood, Washington ... The great white city of brotherhood, Washington ...
Christina Stead Sayings: Behind the concept of woman's strangeness is the idea that a woman may do anything: Behind the concept of woman's strangeness is the idea that a woman may do anything: she is below society, not bound by its law, unpredictable; an attribute given to every member of the league of the unfortunate.
Christina Stead Sayings: Loneliness is a terrible blindness. Loneliness is a terrible blindness.
Christina Stead Sayings: The City is a machine miraculously organised for extracting gold from the seas, airs, clouds, The City is a machine miraculously organised for extracting gold from the seas, airs, clouds, from barren lands, holds of ships, mines, plantations, cottage hearth-stones, trees and rocks; and he, wretchedly waiting in the exterior halls, could not even get his finger on one tiny, tiny lever.
Christina Stead Sayings: It's immoral to work to make money. There's something unlucky in it. You got to It's immoral to work to make money. There's something unlucky in it. You got to work for the work. You got to work on a farm, for the farm - then it makes money.
Christina Stead Sayings: A lie is real; it aims at success. A liar is a realist. A lie is real; it aims at success. A liar is a realist.
Christina Stead Sayings: It is a rule of creative ability that it does nothing of any value, while It is a rule of creative ability that it does nothing of any value, while it is possessed by this afflatus of vanity.