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Martha Gellhorn – 5 Quotes

 

5 Quotes by Martha Gellhorn

 

Why do people talk of the horrors of old age? It’s great. I feel like a fine old car with the parts gradually wearing out, but I’m not complaining,… Those who find growing old terrible are people who haven’t done what they wanted with their lives.

– Martha Gellhorn


After the desperate years of their own war, after six years of repression inside Spain and six years of horror in exile, these people remain intact in spirit. They are armed with a transcendent faith they have never won, and yet they have never accepted defeat.

– Martha Gellhorn


And though various organizations in America and England collected money and sent food parcels to these refugees, nothing was ever received by the Spanish.

– Martha Gellhorn


It would be a bitter cosmic joke if we destroy ourselves due to atrophy of the imagination.

– Martha Gellhorn


Gradually I came to realize that people will more readily swallow lies than truth, as if the taste of lies was homey, appetizing: a habit.

– Martha Gellhorn