William Norman Ewer Quote
As quoted in: The Week-End Book (1924). Cecil Browne responded in 1924: But not so odd / As those who choose / A Jewish God / Yet spurn the Jews.
“Few tasks are more like the torture of Sisyphus than housework, with its endless repetition: the clean becomes soiled, the soiled is made clean, over and over, day after day.”
―Simone de Beauvoir
The Second Sex (1949)
“After all those years as a woman hearing 'not thin enough, not pretty enough, not smart enough, not this enough, not that enough,' almost overnight I woke up one morning and thought, 'I'm enough.'”
From the article "Anna Quindlen: Over 50, And Having 'Plenty Of Cake'," NPR Books, April 24, 2012
As quoted in: Little Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, Oxford University Press - ISBN: 9780199654505
William Norman Ewer
Bio: William Norman Ewer was a British journalist, remembered mostly now for a few lines of verse. He was known as William or Norman, and by the nickname Trilby. He was prominent writing on foreign affairs for the London Daily Herald. It is now increasingly well established that he spied for the Soviet Union during the 1920s.
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