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Agnes Smedley – 5 Quotes

 

5 Quotes by Agnes Smedley

 

Like all my family and class, I considered it a sign of weakness to show affection to have been caught kissing my mother would have been a disgrace, and to have shown affection for my father would have been a disaster.

– Agnes Smedley


Much that we read of Russia is imagination and desire only.

– Agnes Smedley


And the woman who could win the respect of man was often the woman who could knock him down with her bare fists and sit on him until he yelled for help.

– Agnes Smedley


Now, being a girl, I was ashamed of my body and my lack of strength. So I tried to be a man. I shot, rode, jumped, and took part in all the fights of the boys.

– Agnes Smedley


My mother listened to all the news from the camp during the strike. She said little, especially when my father or the men who worked for him were about I remember her instinctive and unhesitating sympathy for the miners.

– Agnes Smedley