Katherine Gerould
Quotations


All violations of essential privacy are brutalizing.

Civilization is merely an advance in taste: accepting, all the time, nicer things, and rejecting nasty ones.

I cannot conceive a more odious society than one where nothing is considered indecent or impious.

I have always, privately and humbly, thought it a pity that so good a word [as culture] should go out of the best vocabularies; for when you lose an abstract term, you are apt to lose the thing it stands for.

If we have a dollar to spend on some wild excess, we shall spend it on a book, not on asparagus out of season.

Originality usually amounts to plagiarizing something unfamiliar.

Simplicity is an acquired taste. Mankind, left free, instinctively complicates life.

The real drawback to "the simple life" is that it is not simple. If you are living it, you positively can do nothing else. There is not time.

There are only three things worth while--fighting, drinking, and making love.



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