Nella Larsen quotes

  • Authors do not supply imaginations, they expect their readers to have their own, and to use it
    -- Nella Larsen

    #Imagination #Use #Reader

  • What are friends for, if not to help bear our sins?
    -- Nella Larsen

    #Bears #Helping #Sin

  • Children aren't everything. There are other things in the world, thought I admit some people don't seem to suspect it.
    -- Nella Larsen

    #Children #People #World

  • Authors do not supply imaginations...
    -- Nella Larsen

    #Imagination

  • If sex isn't a joke, what is it?
    -- Nella Larsen

    #Sex #Jokes

  • Have you ever stopped to think how much unhappiness and downright cruelty are laid to the loving kindness of the Lord? And always by His most ardent followers, it seems.
    -- Nella Larsen

    #Kindness #Thinking #Religion

  • New York's the lonesomest place in the world if you don't know anybody.
    -- Nella Larsen

    #New York #World #Places In The World

  • that's what everybody wants, just a little more money, even the people who have it.
    -- Nella Larsen

    #Money #People #Want

  • Lies, injustice, and hypocrisy are a part of every ordinary community. Most people achieve a sort of protective immunity, a kind of callousness, toward them. If they didn't, they couldn't endure.
    -- Nella Larsen

    #Lying #Hypocrisy #People

  • I feel like the oldest person in the world with the longest stretch of life before me.
    -- Nella Larsen

    #World #Feels #Persons

  • Everything can't be explained by some general biological phrase.
    -- Nella Larsen

    #Phrases

  • The trouble with Clare was, not only that she wanted to have her cake and eat it too, but that she wanted to nibble at the cakes of other folk as well.
    -- Nella Larsen

    #Cake #Trouble #Wells

  • Somewhere, within her, in a deep recess, crouched discontent. She began to lose confidence in the fullness of her life, the glow began to fade from her conception of it. As the days multiplied, her need of something, something vaguely familiar, but which she could not put a name to and hold for definite examination, became almost intolerable. She went through moments of overwhelming anguish. She felt shut in, trapped.
    -- Nella Larsen

    #Names #Examination #Needs

  • These people yapped loudly of race, of race consciousness, of race pride, and yet suppressed its most delightful manifestations, love of color, joy of rhythmic motion, naive, spontaneous laughter. Harmony, radiance, and simplicity, all the essentials of spiritual beauty in the race they had marked for destructions.
    -- Nella Larsen

    #Spiritual #Laughter #Pride

  • I think being a mother is the cruelest thing in the world.
    -- Nella Larsen

    #Mother #Thinking #Being A Mother