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    Florence King
    “The witty woman is a tragic figure in American life. Wit destroys eroticism and eroticism destroys wit, so women must choose between taking lovers and taking no prisoners.”
    Florence King

  • #2
    Italo Calvino
    “A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say.”
    Italo Calvino, The Uses of Literature

  • #3
    Mae West
    “When I'm good, I'm very good, but when I'm bad, I'm better. ”
    Mae West

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    Emily Dickinson
    “We dream — it is good we are dreaming —
    It would hurt us — were we awake —
    But since it is playing — kill us,
    And we are playing — shriek —

    What harm? Men die — externally —
    It is a truth — of Blood —
    But we — are dying in Drama —
    And Drama — is never dead —

    Cautious — We jar each other —
    And either — open the eyes —
    Lest the Phantasm — prove the Mistake —
    And the livid Surprise

    Cool us to Shafts of Granite —
    With just an Age — and Name —
    And perhaps a phrase in Egyptian —
    It's prudenter — to dream —”
    Emily Dickinson, Final Harvest: Emily Dickinson's Poems

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    Mary Wollstonecraft
    “[I]f we revert to history, we shall find that the women who have distinguished themselves have neither been the most beautiful nor the most gentle of their sex.”
    Mary Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

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