Quotations by West, Jessamyn


You make what seems a simple choice: choose a man or a job or a neighborhood — and what you have chosen is not a man or a job or a neighborhood, but a life.

Jessamyn West (1902-1984) American writer, Quaker
The Life I Really Lived (1979)
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We want the facts to fit the preconceptions.  When they don’t, it is easier to ignore the facts than to change the preconceptions.

Jessamyn West (1902-1984) American writer, Quaker
The Quaker Reader, Introduction (1962)
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Fiction reveals truths that reality obscures.

Jessamyn West (1902-1984) American writer, Quaker
To See the Dream, pt. 1 (1956)
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