Margaret Anderson

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Born Wednesday 24 November 1886, died Thursday 18 October 1973

Professions: Editor, Publisher, Writer

Nationality: American

Self-preservation is the first responsibility.

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I defied nothing at all. I ignored the law because I didn't know it existed. It didn't occur to me that anyone would want to curb my inspiration.

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I was as repelled by the French as I was attracted by their country.

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My greatest enemy is reality. I have fought it successfully for thirty years.

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Life for me has been exactly what I thought it would be, a cake, which I have eaten and had too.

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I have always fought for ideas - until I learned that it isn't ideas but grief, struggle, and flashes of vision which enlighten.

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It is rarely that you see an American writer who is not hopelessly sane.

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Intellectuals are too sentimental for me.

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In real love you want the other person's good. In romantic love you want the other person.

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