Citações Mary McCarthy

„Maybe any action becomes cowardly once you stop to reason about it. Conscience doth make cowards of us all, eh mamma mia?“

—  Mary McCarthy

If you start an argument with yourself, that makes two people at least, and when you have two people, one of them starts appeasing the other.
"Epistle from Mother Carey's Chicken"
Peter quotes 'Conscience doth make cowards of us all' from the 'To be, or not to be' speech in Shakespeare's Hamlet, Act 3, scene 1.
Birds of America (1971)

„[B]ureaucracy, the rule of no one, has become the modern form of despotism.“

—  Mary McCarthy

"The Vita Activa", pp. 161–162
On the Contrary: Articles of Belief 1946–1961 (1961)

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

—  Mary McCarthy

"The American Realist Playwrights", p. 296. First published in Harper's Magazine (July 1961)
On the Contrary: Articles of Belief 1946–1961 (1961)

Aniversários de hoje
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Afonso Henriques de Lima Barreto22
escritor e jornalista brasileiro 1881 - 1922
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1945 - 2014
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