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    Irish critic, journalist, & novelist

    Quotes by Rebecca West

    • Before a war military science seems a real science, like astronomy; but after a war it seems more like astrology.
    • It's the soul's duty to be loyal to its own desires. It must abandon itself to its master passion.
    • Life ought to be a struggle of desire toward adventures whose nobility will fertilize the soul.
    • There was a definite process by which one made people into friends, and it involved talking to them and listening to them for hours at a time.
    • 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.
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