Fawn M. Brodie

American historian and biographer

Lived from: 1915-1981

Category: History and sociology

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    A man's memory is bound to be a distortion of his past in accordance with his present interests, and the most faithful autobiography is likely to mirror less what a man was than what he has become.
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    A passion for politics stems usually from an insatiable need, either for power, or for friendship and adulation, or a combination of both.
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    Housework is a breeze. Cooking is a pleasant diversion. Putting up a retaining wall is a lark. But teaching is like climbing a mountain.
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    Show me a character whose life arouses my curiosity, and my flesh begins crawling with suspense.
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    There is, of course, a gold mine or a buried treasure on every mortgaged homestead. Whether the farmer ever digs for it or not, it is there, haunting his daydreams when the burden of debt is most unbearable.
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