Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

Kay Boyle

American Writer, Educator and Political Activist

"There is only one history of importance, and it is the history of what you once believed in and the history of what you came to believe in."

"You can reconstruct the picture from chaos and memory's ruins."

"The decision to speak out is the vocation and lifelong peril by which the intellectual must live."

"Logic, reason, disease, and the menace of death, these things meant nothing at all to us. We were committed to other values by which the poet has always lived in defiance of all that society demanded of him."