Famous Creative Women Quotations from . . .

Djuna Barnes
(1892-1982) born on
Jun 12
US "novelist, poet, illustrator, dramatist". "She was critically acclaimed, though not widely read, for her short stories and one-act plays, many of which she illustrated, e.g. "Nightwood," 1936."

"New York is the meeting place of the peoples, the only city where you can hardly find a typical American."

A strong sense of identity gives man an idea he can do no wrong; too little accomplishes the same.
She wanted to be the reason for everything and so she was the cause of nothing.
"Time is a great conference planning our end, and youth is only the past putting a leg forward."
"I'm a fart in a gale of wind, a humble violet, under a cow pat."


Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F:  ""Greenwich Village As It Is," in "Pearson's Magazine," Oct 1916; repr. in "Djuna Barnes's New York," 1989."
R: ""Nightwood," 1937."
A: ""Nightwood," 1937."
N: "In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994."
K: "Doctor, in "Nightwood," ch. 5, 1936."

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