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"Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under."
H. L. Mencken
Djuna Barnes Quotes
Dreams have only the pigmentation of fact.
Djuna Barnes

Sleep demands of us a guilty immunity. There is not one of us who, given an eternal incognito, a thumbprint nowhere set against our souls, would not commit rape, murder and all abominations.
Djuna Barnes

The heart of the jealous knows the best and most satisfying love, that of the other's bed, where the rival perfects the lover's imperfections.
Djuna Barnes

The night is a skin pulled over the head of day that the day may be in torment.
Djuna Barnes

We are adhering to life now with our last muscle - the heart.
Djuna Barnes

We are beginning to wonder whether a servant girl hasn't the best of it after all. She knows how the salad tastes without the dressing, and she knows how life's lived before it gets to the parlor door.
Djuna Barnes

Well, isn't Bohemia a place where everyone is as good as everyone else - and must not a waiter be a little less than a waiter to be a good Bohemian?
Djuna Barnes

What is a ruin but time easing itself of endurance?
Djuna Barnes

Type:
Novelist
Date of Birth:
1892-06-12
Year of Death:
1982
Nationality:
American
 

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