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    pamela hansford johnson Quotes

    the most deeply moving element in the contemplation of beauty is the element of loss. We desire to hold; but the sunset melts into the night, and the secret of the painting on the wall can never be the secret of the buyer.
    — Pamela Hansford Johnson
    We demand that people should be true to the pictures we have of them, no matter how repulsive those pictures may be: we prefer the true portrait (as we have conceived it), in all its homogeneity, to one with a detail added which refuses to fit in.
    — Pamela Hansford Johnson
    tags: people  true 
     
    There are few things more disturbing than to find, in somebody we detest, a moral quality which seems to us demonstrably superior to anything we ourselves possess. It augurs not merely an unfairness on the part of creation, but a lack of artistic judgment. Sainthood is acceptable only in saints.
    — Pamela Hansford Johnson
    tags: creation  morals  quality 
     
    Sainthood is acceptable only in saints.
    — Pamela Hansford Johnson
    I hated the bangs in the war: I always felt a silent war would be more tolerable.
    — Pamela Hansford Johnson
    tags: war 
     
    You slam a politician, you make out he's the devil, with horns and hoofs. But his wife loves him, and so did all his mistresses.
    — Pamela Hansford Johnson
    tags: devil  wife 
     
    I have always wanted to write in such a way that will make people think, Why, I've always thought that but never found the words for it.
    — Pamela Hansford Johnson
    tags: people  thoughts  write 
     
    The sky broke like an egg into full sunset and the water caught fire.
    — Pamela Hansford Johnson
    tags: fire  sky  water 
     
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