Mary Boykin Chesnut - Quotes

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I do not write often now - not for want of something to say, but from a loathing of all I see and hear. Why dwell upon it? ---->>>

Forgiveness is indifference. Forgiveness is impossible while love lasts. ---->>>

I think this journal will be disadvantageous for me, for I spend my time now like a spider spinning my own entrails. ---->>>

Oh, if I could put some of my reckless spirit into these discreet cautious lazy men! ---->>>

I am always on the women's side. ---->>>

I do not allow myself vain regrets or foreboding. ---->>>

I will laugh at the laughable while I breathe. ---->>>

Brutal men with unlimited power are the same all over the world. ---->>>

Is anything worth it? ---->>>

She died praying that she might die. ---->>>

The weight that hangs upon our eyelids - is of lead. ---->>>


Nationality: American
Born: March 31, 1823
Birthplace: near Stateburg, South Carolina, US
Die: November 22, 1886
Occupation: Author

Mary Boykin Chesnut (née Miller) (March 31, 1823 – November 22, 1886), was a South Carolina author noted for a book published as her Civil War diary, a "vivid picture of a society in the throes of its life-and-death struggle." She described the war from within her upper-class circles of Southern planter society, but encompassed all classes in her book (wikipedia)