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Shirley Abbott

Magazine editor and writer, most noted for her three volumes of memoirs.
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Shirley Abbott
The frontier will nevertheless survive in the attitudes a few of us inherited from it. One of those attitudes—to me a beatitude—is the conviction that the past matters, that history weighs on us and refuses to be forgotten by us, and that the worst poverty women—or men—can suffer is to be bereft of their past.
Abbott quotes
All fiction may be autobiography, but all autobiography is of course fiction.
If I grew up in the simple-minded belief that women were as strong and intelligent as men, it was because I came from a society that had once believed it.

Abbott Shirley quotes
People just showed up and were always made welcome. To stay less than an hour was an insult, and there was always a meal.
Abbott Shirley
We all grow up with the weight of history on us. Our ancestors dwell in the attics of our brains as they do in the spiraling chains of knowledge hidden in every cell of our bodies.
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