Famous Creative Women Quotations from . . .

Jean Stafford
(1915-1979) born on
Jul 1
US "short-story writer, novelist". "She is noted for her deft development of fictional characters, "The Collected Stories of Jean Stafford" 1969."

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F
"Indeed, the sole criticism of him was that he prolonged beyond the point of decency, his look of nuptial rapture and the vagueness which rendered him, in conversation, slightly stupid."

R
""From time to time, I need a rest from the exercitation of my intellect.""
A
"A small silence came between us, as precise as a picture hanging on the wall."
N
". . . as she moved from table to table, endeavoring to understand the [gambling] games, she realized that either her memory was at fault or Hollywood had carelessly added an apocryphal glitter and subtracted an essential gloom."
K
(My bounded brain was as) unalterable as a ball.

 



Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F:  ""Boston Adventure," 1944."
R: ""The Echo and the Nemesis," in "The Collected Stories of Jean Stafford," 1969."
A: ""Boston Adventure," 1944"
N: ""The Children's Game" in "The Innocents Abroad," from "The Collected Stories of Jean Stafford," 1969."
K: "In "...As One Mad With Wine," by Elyse and Mike Sommer, 1991."


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