Alice James - Quotes

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Physical pain however great ends in itself and falls away like dry husks from the mind, whilst moral discords and nervous horrors sear the soul. ---->>>

One has a greater sense of degradation after an interview with a doctor than from any human experience.

One has a greater sense of degradation after an interview with a doctor than from any human experience.

I make it a rule always to believe compliments implicitly for five minutes, and to simmer gently for twenty more. ---->>>

You must remember that a woman, by nature, needs much less to feed upon than a man, a few emotions and she is satisfied. ---->>>

How sick one gets of being 'good', how much I should respect myself if I could burst out and make everyone wretched for twenty-four hours; embody selfishness. ---->>>

The success or failure of a life, as far as posterity goes, seems to lie in the more or less luck of seizing the right moment of escape. ---->>>

What a sense of superiority it gives one to escape reading some book which everyone else is reading. ---->>>

I wonder whether if I had an education I should have been more or less a fool that I am. ---->>>

The difficulty about all this dying, is that you can't tell a fellow anything about it, so where does the fun come in? ---->>>

Though I have no productive worth, I have a certain value as an indestructible quantity. ---->>>

I suppose one has a greater sense of intellectual degradation after an interview with a doctor than from any human experience. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: August 7, 1848
Birthplace: New York City, New York, U.S.
Die: March 6, 1892
Occupation: Writer
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Alice James (August 7, 1848 – March 6, 1892) was an American diarist, sister of novelist Henry James and philosopher and psychologist William James. Her relationship with William was unusually close, and she seems to have been badly affected by his marriage. James suffered lifelong psychological problems, that were generally dismissed as hysteria, in the style of the day (wikipedia)