Quotations by Dawn Powell
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Born: Saturday, November 28, 1896
Died: Sunday, November 14, 1965 (68 years old)
A capacity for going overboard is a requisite for a full-grown mind.
A novel is like a gland pill - it nips off the cream of my hysterics and gets them running on track in a book where they belong instead of rioting all over my person.
I think we will have a boy baby and he will be born on the 20th of August. Everyone else has a girl baby and at times I don't believe I should mind having a little Phyllis Dawn but Dearest wants a boy and I do.
(Keywords: Baby, Dawn, Mind, Will)
I want so much for my lover. At night when our beds are drawn close together I waken and see his dear yellow head on the pillow - sometimes his arm thrown over on my bed - and I kiss his hand, very softly so that it will not waken him.
(Keywords: Kiss, Bed, Beds, Night, Want, Will)
Joe and Jojo and I had lovely day together. I love Joe so much - more and more.
(Keywords: Love, Day)
Satire is people as they are; romanticism, people as they would like to be; realism, people as they seem with their insides left out.
(Keywords: People, Realism, Satire)
The basis of tragedy is man's helplessness against disease, war and death; the basis of comedy is man's helplessness against vanity (the vanity of love, greed, lust, power).
(Keywords: War, Love, Death, Comedy, Disease, Greed, Lust, Man, Tragedy, Vanity)
The human comedy is always tragic, but since its ingredients are always the same - dupe, fox, straight, like burlesque skits - the repetition through the ages is comedy.
(Keywords: Comedy, Repetition)
Yet better for one of my nature to have it that way than to have life a peaceful, placid flow of quiet contentment. I must have days of rushing excitement.
(Keywords: Life, Nature, Contentment, Excitement, Quiet)