Saturday, March 19, 2011

Rebecca West

There is no such thing as conversation.  It is an illusion.  There are intersecting monologues, that is all.  
(Rebecca West was the pen name of Cicely Isabel Fairfield, an English novelist, journalist, and literary critic who was lauded by Time magazine in 1947 as "indisputably the world's number one woman writer."  I will use this quote the next time my wife tells me that I don't know how to have a conversation, that we haven't had one conversation in the entire time we have been married, etc., etc.)

Rebecca West in 1934

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