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Sometimes I wonder why God ever trusts talent in the hands of women, they usually make such an infernal mess of it. I think He must do it as a sort of ghastly joke.

Willa Cather (1873-1947)
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Daemon wrote:
Sometimes I wonder why God ever trusts talent in the hands of women, they usually make such an infernal mess of it. I think He must do it as a sort of ghastly joke.

Willa Cather (1873-1947)


Some talents need just a little bit of testosterone - sorta hasty joke.
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Quotation of the Day

Sometimes I wonder why God ever trusts talent in the hands of women, they usually make such an infernal mess of it. I think He must do it as a sort of ghastly joke.

Willa Cather (1873-1947)
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KSPavan wrote:
Quotation of the Day

Sometimes I wonder why God ever trusts talent in the hands of women, they usually make such an infernal mess of it. I think He must do it as a sort of ghastly joke.

Willa Cather (1873-1947)


slow off the mark today.........

All good ideas arrive by chance- Max Ernst
FROSTY X RIME
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I am fuming!

What should be shall be-The fellowship of the ring-
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Critical comments wrote by By Willa Cather, about some books wrote by Ouida (Marie Louise de la Ramee)
A Village Commune, Pascarel, Ariadne, Wanda, and Friendship.

In an 1895 Courier article Cather writes: "Sometimes I wonder why God ever trusts talent in the hands of women, they usually make such an infernal mess of it. I think He must do it as a sort of ghastly joke. Really, it would be hard to find a better plot than is in that same Under Two Flags, and the book contains the rudiments of a great style, and it also contains some of the most driveling nonsense and mawkish sentimentality and contemptible feminine weakness to be found anywhere." Also mentioned: A Village Commune, Pascarel, Ariadne, Wanda, and Friendship; each has merits, but "I hate to read them." According to an 1899 Leader article, Ouida's Ariadne "is full of display of this sort and of information and misinformation on Greek sculpture, dispensed with haughty assurance. To realize fully the garish superficiality of such work one has only to compare it with a masterpiece like George Moore's Evelyn Innes, which deals understandingly with the art which is its central theme."

http://cather.unl.edu/reading.bibl_author_Ouida_(Mar.html
EECC
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sexist?
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No.
She's just honest.




Joel Souza
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how did the feminists receive this statement?
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