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    I never knew a man who got so hurt in his pocketbook.
    — Dorothy West
    tags: men  hurt 
     
    Once various forms were signed, I was separated from my free will, led down the corridors into a room which was now to be the boundary of my existence, told to surrender my clothes, handed that comic invention, the hospital gown, and sent to bed in broad daylight like a child being stripped of her privileges.
    — Dorothy West
    It is a rule of mine never to ask unsolicited questions of people over twenty-one. I am only giving them the option of lying if they choose to. They would tell me the truth without my asking if they wanted me to know. To me that's fair enough.
    — Dorothy West
    I'm a writer. I don't cook and I don't clean.
    — Dorothy West
    Because if you don't know someone all that well, you react to their surface qualities, the superficial stereotypes-they throw off like sparks. But once you fight through the sparks and get to the person, you find just that, a person, a big jumble of likes, dislikes, fears, and desires.
    — Dorothy West
    tags: desires  fear  people  fight  quality 
     
    If the Best is yet to come, the Present will blend with it Beautifully.
    — Dorothy West
    tags: present 
     
    Identity is not inherent. It is shaped by circumstance and sensitivity and resistance to self-pity.
    — Dorothy West
    tags: identity 
     
    Beauty is but skin deep, ugly to the bone. And when beauty fades away, ugly claims its own.
    — Dorothy West
    tags: beauty 
     
    There is no life that does not contribute to history.
    — Dorothy West
    To know how much there is to know is the beginning of learning to live.
    — Dorothy West
    tags: live  learning 
     
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