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We need above all, I think, a certain remoteness from urban confusion. ---->>>

A part of the placidity of the South comes from the sense of well-being that follows the heart-and-body-warming consumption of breads fresh from the oven. We serve cold baker's bread to our enemies, trusting that they will never impose on our hospitality again. ---->>>

When a wave of love takes over a human being... such an exaltation takes him that he knows he has put his finger on the pulse of the great secret and the great answer. ---->>>

The individual man is transitory, but the pulse of life and of growth goes on after he is gone, buried under a wreath of magnolia leaves. ---->>>

I can only tell you that when long soul-searching and a combination of circumstances delivered me of my last prejudices, there was an exalted sense of liberation. It was not the Negro who became free, but I. ---->>>

No man should have proprietary rights over land who does not use that land wisely and lovingly. ---->>>

Writing is agony for me. I work at it eight hours every day, hoping to get six pages, but I am satisfied with three. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: August 8, 1896
Birthplace:
Die: 12-14, 1953
Occupation: Author
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Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (August 8, 1896 – December 14, 1953) was an American author who lived in rural Florida and wrote novels with rural themes and settings. Her best known work, The Yearling, about a boy who adopts an orphaned fawn, won a Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1939 and was later made into a movie of the same name (wikipedia)