"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."
"Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none."Rebecca West on William Shakespeare
"For every good reason there is to lie, there is a better reason to tell the truth."Rebecca West on Bo Bennett
"The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool."Rebecca West on Stephen King
"Learning to trust is one of life's most difficult tasks."Rebecca West on Isaac Watts
"Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement."Rebecca West on Golda Meir
"Any authentic work of art must start an argument between the artist and his audience."
"A strong hatred is the best lamp to bear in our hands as we go over the dark places of life, cutting away the dead things men tell us to revere."
"Writing has nothing to do with communication between person and person, only with communication between different parts of a person's mind."
"There is no wider gulf in the universe than yawns between those on the hither and thither side of vital experience."
"It is sometimes very hard to tell the difference between history and the smell of skunk."
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