Rebecca West Sayings and Quotes

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

Motherhood is neither a duty nor a privilege, but simply the way that humanity can satisfy the desire for physical immortality and triumph over the fear of death. Rebecca West
It is the soul's duty to be loyal to its own desires. It must abandon itself to its master passion. Rebecca West
The main difference between men and women is that men are lunatics and women are idiots. Rebecca West
Time spent in a casino is time given to death, a foretaste of the hour when one's flesh will be diverted to the purposes of the worm and not of the will. Rebecca West
Journalism an ability to meet the challenge of filling the space. Rebecca West
Nobody likes having salt rubbed into their wounds, even if it is the salt of the earth. Rebecca West
It is the soul's duty to be loyal to its own desires. It must abandon itself to its master passion. Rebecca West
the reward for total abstinence from alcohol seems, illogically enough, to be the capacity for becoming intoxicated without it. Rebecca West
The trouble about man is twofold. He cannot learn truths which are too complicated; he forgets truths which are too simple. Rebecca West
Existence in itself, taken at its least miraculous, is a miracle. Rebecca West
His smile bore the same relation to a real smile as false teeth do to real teeth . Rebecca West
Life ought to be a struggle of desire toward adventures whose nobility will fertilize the soul. Rebecca West
Nobody likes having salt rubbed into their wounds, even if it is the salt of the earth. Rebecca West
Nobody likes having salt rubbed into their wounds, even if it is the salt of the earth. Rebecca West
The bad is more easily perceived than the good. A fresh lobster does not give such pleasure to the consumer as a stale one will give him pain. Rebecca West
Any authentic work of art must start an argument between the artist and his audience. Rebecca West
Unfortunately, all gatherings convened for the betterment of the human lot show a tendency to gas themselves, and not with laughing-gas either. Rebecca West
There is nothing more frightening than the faces of people whom one does not know but who seem to know one, and be amused by one. Rebecca West
It is astonishing how the human animal survives its misfortunes. Rebecca West
All good biography, as all good fiction, comes down to the study of original sin, of our inherent disposition to choose death when we ought to choose life. Rebecca West
International relationships are preordained to be clumsy gestures based on imperfect knowledge. Rebecca West
People call me feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat or a prostitute. Rebecca West
“[N]obody likes having salt rubbed into their wounds, even if it is the salt of the earth.” Rebecca West
We all drew on the comfort which is given out by the major works of Mozart, which is as real and material as the warmth given up by a glass of brandy. Rebecca West
Motherhood is the strangest thing, it can be like being one’s own Trojan horse. Rebecca West
Journalism is the ability to meet the challenge of filling space. Rebecca West