Famous Creative Women Quotations from . . .

Shirley Jackson
(1919-1965) born on
Dec 14
US novelist. "She wrote stories dealing with supernatural in everyday settings, for example, "The Lottery," 1949."

"It is only with the eyes open that a corporeal form returns, and assembles itself firmly around the hard core of sight."

"[L]et my reader who is puzzled by my awkward explanations close his eyes for no more than two minutes, and see if he does not find himself suddenly not a compact human being at all, but only a consciousness on a sea of sound and touch . . ."
"The idea of a series of items, following one another docilely, forms the only possible reasonable approach to life if you have to live it with a home and a husband and children, none of whom would dream of following one another docilely."
"It has long been my belief that in times of great stress, such as a 4-day vacation, the thin veneer of family wears off almost at once, and we are revealed in our true personalities."
"February, when the days of winter seem endless and no amount of wistful recollecting can bring back any air of summer."


Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F:  ""The Bird's Nest," pt. IV, 1954."
R: ""The Bird's Nest," pt. IV, 1954."
A: ""Life Among the Savages," 1953."
N: ""Raising Demons," pt. IV, 1956."
K: ""Raising Demons," 1956."

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