Christina Stead Quotes

Christina Stead Quotes: I wish I had a man and not a dishrag printed over with big words like 'constitutional rights' and 'progress'!
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Christina Stead Quote: Everyone likes the obscene; that is real life.
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Quotes about Christina Stead: 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.
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Quote about Christina Stead: I don't know what imagination is, if not an unpruned, tangled kind of memory.
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Christina Stead Sayings: All new money is made through the shifting of social classes and the dispossession of old classes.
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Christina Stead Saying: It is a rule of creative ability that it does nothing of any value, while it is possessed by this afflatus of vanity.
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Sayings about Christina Stead: 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.
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Saying about Christina Stead: 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.
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Christina Stead Quotes: A lie is real; it aims at success. A liar is a realist.
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Christina Stead Quote: 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.
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Quotes about Christina Stead: Radicalism is the opium of the middle class.
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Quote about Christina Stead: 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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