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Margaret Anderson Quotes





I defied nothing at all. I ignored the law because I didn't know it existed. It didn't occur to me that anyone would want to curb my inspiration.
 

I have always fought for ideas - until I learned that it isn't ideas but grief, struggle, and flashes of vision which enlighten.
[Adversity]
 

I was as repelled by the French as I was attracted by their country.
 

In real love you want the other person's good.
[Helping Other People]
 

In real love you want the other person's good. In romantic love you want the other person.
 

Intellectuals are too sentimental for me.
 

It is rarely that you see an American writer who is not hopelessly sane.
 

Life for me has been exactly what I thought it would be, a cake, which I have eaten and had too.
 

My greatest enemy is reality. I have fought it successfully for thirty years.
 

My unreality is chiefly this: I have never felt much like a human being. It's a splendid feeling.
[Self Acceptance]
 

Self-preservation is the first responsibility.
 

The great thing to learn about life is, first, not to do what you don't want to do, and, second, to do what you do want to do.