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Top 70 Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Quotes (2024 Update)
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Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Quote: “Garlic, like perfume, must be used with discretion and on the proper occasions.”
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Quote: “I’m eating’ it quick... but I’ll remember it a long time.”
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Quote: “Writing is agony for me. I work at it eight hours every day, hoping to get six pages, but I am satisfied with three.”
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Quote: “She was not unattractive until she focused her eyes on a human being, when their unblinking coldness gave the effect of the stare of an adder.”
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Quote: “You kin tame arything, son, excusin’ the human tongue.”
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Quote: “She lives a sophisticate’s life among worldly people. At the slightest excuse she steps out of civilization, naked and relieved, as I should step out of a soiled chemise.”
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Quote: “Life is a difficult matter, and the more a simple man may learn of what greater men have thought, and taught, have spoken and have written, the better can he cope with any sort of life.”
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Quote: “Ma Baxter rocked complacently. They were all pleased whenever she made a joke. Her good nature made the same difference in the house as the hearth-fire had made in the chill of the evening.”
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Quote: “Information can be passed from one to another, like a silver dollar. There’s absolutely no wisdom except what you learn for yourself.”
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Quote: “I’ll walk off the rest of my mad.”
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Quote: “Readers themselves, I think, contribute to a book. They add their own imaginations, and it is as though the writer only gave them something to work on, and they did the rest.”
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Quote: “Personal publicity is apt to be dangerous to any writer’s integrity; for the moment he begins to fancy himself as quite a person, a taint creeps into his work.”
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Quote: “We were bred of earth before we were bred of our mothers. Once born, we can live without mother or father, or any other kin, or any friend, or any human love. We cannot live without the earth or apart from it, and something is shrivelled in a man’s heart when he turns away from it and concerns himself only with the affairs of men.”
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Quote: “At one time or another most of us at the Creek have been suspected of a degree of madness. Madness is only a variety of mental nonconformity...”
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Quote: “She drew gallantry from men as the sun drew water. Her pertness enchanted them. Young men went away from her with a feeling of bravado. Old men were enslaved by her silver curls. Something about her was forever female and made all men virile.”
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Quote: “Perhaps all men were moved against their will. A man ordered his life, and then an obscurity of circumstance sent him down a road that was not of his own desire or choosing. Something beyond a man’s immediate choice and will reached through the earth and stirred him. He did not see how any man might escape it.”
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Quote: “He edged closer to his father’s bones and sinews. Penny slipped an arm around him and he lay close against the lank thigh. His father was the core of safety. His father swam the swift creek to fetch back his wounded dog. The clearing was safe, and his father fought for it, and for his own. A sense of snugness came over him and he dropped asleep.”
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Quote: “He would be lonely all his life. But a man took it for his share and went on.”
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Quote: “Well, son, you cain’t go thru life chunkin’ things at all the ugly women you meet.”
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Quote: “A mark was on him from the day’s delight, so that all his life, when April was a thin green and the flavor of rain was on his tongue, an old wound would throb and a nostalgia would fill him for something he could not quite remember.”
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Quote: “Life knocks a man down and he gits up and it knocks him down agin.”
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Quote: “Well Pa, revenooers don’t never mess up with nobody in these parts, do they?” “I never heerd tell of ’em botherin’ ary man. Floridy is a fine state that-a-way. Folkses here is the best in the world to mind their own business and not go interferin’ in nobody else’s.”
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Quote: “The moon rose in the east and that was moon-rise. Six hours later it hung at its zenith between east and west, and that was south-moon-over. It set in the west and that was moon-down. Then it passed from sight and swung under the earth, between west and east. And when it was directly under the earth, that was south-moon-under.”
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Quote: “Now loneliness washed intolerably over her, as though she were drowning in a cold black pond.”
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Quote: “Doc said, ‘That’s man-nature, Ma’am. Three things bring a man home again – his bed, his woman, and his dinner.”
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