Lies, injustice, and hypocrisy are a part of every ordinary community. Most people achieve a sort of protective immunity, a kind of callousness, toward them. If they didn't, they couldn't endure.

— Nella Larsen

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Have you ever stopped to think how much unhappiness and downright cruelty are laid to the loving kindness of the Lord? And always by His most ardent followers, it seems.

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These people yapped loudly of race, of race consciousness, of race pride, and yet suppressed its most delightful manifestations, love of color, joy of rhythmic motion, naive, spontaneous laughter. Harmony, radiance, and simplicity, all the essentials of spiritual beauty in the race they had marked for destructions.

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I think being a mother is the cruelest thing in the world.

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Children aren't everything. There are other things in the world, though I admit some people don't seem to suspect it.

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Authors do not supply imaginations, they expect their readers to have their own, and to use it

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What are friends for, if not to help bear our sins?

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Authors do not supply imaginations.

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If sex isn't a joke, what is it?

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Everything can't be explained by some general biological phrase.

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I feel like the oldest person in the world with the longest stretch of life before me.

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that's what everybody wants, just a little more money, even the people who have it.

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Somewhere, within her, in a deep recess, crouched discontent.

She began to lose confidence in the fullness of her life, the glow began to fade from her conception of it. As the days multiplied, her need of something, something vaguely familiar, but which she could not put a name to and hold for definite examination, became almost intolerable. She went through moments of overwhelming anguish. She felt shut in, trapped.

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About Nella Larsen

Quotes 15 sayings
Profession Novelist
Birthday April 13, 1891

The trouble with Clare was, not only that she wanted to have her cake and eat it too, but that she wanted to nibble at the cakes of other folk as well.

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New York's the lonesomest place in the world if you don't know anybody.

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