Mary McCarthy Quotes

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Born: June 21, 1912, Seattle, Washington, USA
Birth Country: USA
Died: New York City, New York, USA, October 25, 1989
Occupation: Author

1.
In politics, it seems, retreat is honorable if dictated by military considerations and shameful if even suggested for ethical reasons.
- Mary McCarthy

2.
In science, all facts, no matter how trivial or banal, enjoy democratic equality.
- Mary McCarthy

3.
Liberty, as it is conceived by current opinion, has nothing inherent about it it is a sort of gift or trust bestowed on the individual by the state pending good behavior.
- Mary McCarthy

4.
People with bad consciences always fear the judgment of children.
- Mary McCarthy

5.
You musn't force sex to do the work of love or love to do the work of sex.
- Mary McCarthy

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