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Djuna Barnes Quotes

(1892-1982), American Author, Poet, Columnist

Well, isn't Bohemia a place where everyone is as good as everyone else -- and must not a waiter be a little less than a waiter to be a good Bohemian?

Category: Bohemia

Dreams have only the pigmentation of fact.

Category: Dreams

The heart of the jealous knows the best and most satisfying love, that of the other's bed, where the rival perfects the lover's imperfections.

Category: Jealousy

The night is a skin pulled over the head of day that the day may be in torment.

Category: Night

We are beginning to wonder whether a servant girl hasn't the best of it after all. She knows how the salad tastes without the dressing, and she knows how life's lived before it gets to the parlor door.

Category: Servants

Sleep demands of us a guilty immunity. There is not one of us who, given an eternal incognito, a thumbprint nowhere set against our souls, would not commit rape, murder and all abominations.

Category: Sleep