Famous Creative Women Quotations from . . .

Hortense Calisher
(1911-____) born on
Dec 20
US writer. She received an Arts & Letters award in 1967.

"A happy childhood can't be cured. Mine'll hang around my neck like a rainbow, that's all, instead of a noose."

The words! I collected them in all shapes and sizes and hung them like bangles in my mind.
"Every art is a church without communicants, presided over by a parish of the respectable. An artist is born kneeling; he fights to stand. A critic, by nature of the judgment seat, is born sitting."
"When anything gets freed, a zest goes round the world."
"First publication is a pure, carnal leap into that dark which one dreams is life."


Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F:  ""Queenie," Pt. 1, 1971."
R: ""Extreme Magic," 1964."
A: ""Herself," Pt. IV, 1972."
N: ""Herself," Pt. IV, 1972."

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