Mary Mccarthy Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Mary Mccarthy quotes, Mary Mccarthy sayings, and Mary Mccarthy proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Is it really so difficult to tell a good action from a bad one? I think one usually knows right away or a moment afterward, in a horrid flash of regret. Mary Mccarthy
In violence we forget who we are. Mary Mccarthy
An unrectified case of injustice has a terrible way of lingering, restlessly, in the social atmosphere like an unfinished question. Mary Mccarthy
The theater is the only branch of art much cared for by people of wealth; like canasta, it does away with the brother of talk after dinner. Mary Mccarthy
You musn't force sex to do the work of love or love to do the work of sex. Mary Mccarthy
A novelist is an elephant, but an elephant who must pretend to forget. Mary Mccarthy
In violence, we forget who we are. Mary Mccarthy
Bureaucracy, the rule of no one, has become the modern form of despotism. Mary Mccarthy
In morals as in politics anarchy is not for the weak. Mary Mccarthy
With extramarital courtship, the deception was prolonged where it had been ephemeral, necessary where it had been frivolous, conspiratorial where it had been lonely. Mary Mccarthy
We all live in suspense from day to day; in other words, you are the hero of your own story. Mary Mccarthy
Calling someone a monster does not make him more guilty; it makes him less so by classing him with beasts and devils. Mary Mccarthy
In politics, it seems, retreat is honorable if dictated by military considerations and shameful if even suggested for ethical reasons. Mary Mccarthy
Any Portugese town looks like bride's finery - something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue. Mary Mccarthy
The theatre seems to be chronically twenty years behind, regardless of realism, as the relation of Beckett to Joyce, for example show. The theatre feeds on the novel; never vice versa: think of the hundreds of dramatizations of novels, and then try to think of a book that was "novelized" for a play. There is not even a word for it. Mary Mccarthy
If someone tells you he is going to make a 'realistic decision', you immediately understand that he has resolved to do something bad. Mary Mccarthy