Quotes by Alice James

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Alice James (August 7, 1848March 6, 1892), U.S. diarist, only daughter of Henry James, Sr. and sister of philosopher William James and novelist Henry James, is known primarily for the posthumously published diary she kept in the last years of her life.

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How sick one gets of being good, how much I should respect myself if I could burst out and make everyone wretched for twenty-four hours; embody selfishness.

I wonder whether if I had an education I should have been more or less a fool that I am.
I suppose one has a greater sense of intellectual degradation after an interview with a doctor than from any human experience.
The difficulty about all this dying, is that you can't tell a fellow anything about it, so where does the fun come in?
It is an immense loss to have all robust and sustaining expletives refined away from one! At. moments of trial refinement is a feeble reed to lean upon.

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