Djuna Barnes Quotes

Ah God! she settles down we say; It means her powers slip away It means she draws back day by day From good or bad.

Djuna Barnes

What turn of card, what trick of game Undiced? And you we valued still a little More than Christ.

Djuna Barnes

Someday beneath some hard Capricious star Spreading its light a little Over far, We'll know you for the woman That you are.

Djuna Barnes

There is always more surface to a shattered object than a whole.

Djuna Barnes

We are adhering to life now with our last muscle the heart.

Djuna Barnes

The Seal, she lounges like a bride, Much too docile, there's no doubt; Madame Rcamier, on side, (if such she has), and bottom out.

Djuna Barnes

Of course I think of the past and of Paris, what else is there to remember?

Djuna Barnes

Suffering for love is how I have learned practically everything I know, love of grandmother up and on.

Djuna Barnes

After all, it is not where one washes ones neck that counts but where one moistens ones throat.

Djuna Barnes

New York is the meeting place of the peoples, the only city where you can hardly find a typical American.

Djuna Barnes

We are beginning to wonder whether a servant girl hasnt the best of it after all. She knows how the salad tastes without the dressing, and she knows how lifes lived before it gets to the parlor door.

Djuna Barnes

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