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From Everybody’s Protest Novel 1955

This one goes out to Shannon, who makes this blog possible!

“Sentimentality, the ostentatious parading of excessive and spurious emotion, is the mark of dishonesty, the inability to feel; the wet eyes of the sentimentalist betray his aversion to experience, his fear of life, his arid heart; and it is always, therefore, the signal of secret and violent inhumanity, the mask of cruelty”

Oh, I think that quote would keep any writer up at night – worrying about how unconsciously cruel they may be.

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