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Rebecca West

Fecha de nacimiento: 21. Diciembre 1892
Fecha de muerte: 15. Marzo 1983

Rebecca West , nombre de la rebelde heroína de la obra de Ibsen Rosmersholm, fue el pseudónimo con el que se dio a conocer la escritora, periodista, crítica y feminista inglesa Cecily Isabel Fairfield.


„Yo lo único que he sido capaz de averiguar de lo que es el feminismo es lo siguiente: Sólo sé que la gente me llama feminista siempre que expreso sentimientos que me diferencian de un felpudo.“

„Antes de la guerra la ciencia militar, parece una verdadera ciencia, como la astronomía, pero después de una guerra se parece más a la astrología.“


„La conversación es una ilusión. Sólo hay monólogos que se entrecruzan.“

„I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat.“

„I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat, or a prostitute.“ Young Rebecca: Writings, 1911-1917

„You must always believe that life is as extraordinary as music says it is.“ The Fountain Overflows

„[N]obody likes having salt rubbed into their wounds, even if it is the salt of the earth.“ The Harsh Voice

„The trouble about man is twofold. He cannot learn truths which are too complicated; he forgets truths which are too simple.“


„The main difference between men and women is that men are lunatics and women are idiots.“

„Only part of us is sane: only part of us loves pleasure and the longer day of happiness, wants to live to our nineties and die in peace, in a house that we built, that shall shelter those who come after us. The other half of us is nearly mad. It prefers the disagreeable to the agreeable, loves pain and its darker night despair, and wants to die in a catastrophe that will set back life to its beginnings and leave nothing of our house save its blackened foundations.“ Black Lamb and Grey Falcon

„It's the soul's duty to be loyal to its own desires. It must abandon itself to its master passion.“

„The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be only the beginning.“


„Before a war military science seems a real science, like astronomy; but after a war it seems more like astrology.“ The Book Of Military Quotations

„People call me a feminist whenever I express statements that distinguish me from a doormat.“

„There was a definite process by which one made people into friends, and it involved talking to them and listening to them for hours at a time.“

„Everyone realizes that one can believe little of what people say about each other, but it is not so widely realized that even less can one trust what people say about themselves.“

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