Djuna Barnes Quotes

Most popular Djuna Barnes Quotes

Dreams have only the pigmentation of fact.

dreams (during sleep)

What is a ruin but Time easing itself of endurance?
— Djuna Barnes


Too great a sense of identity makes a man feel he can do no wrong. And too little does the same.
— Djuna Barnes

pride identity

Suffering for love is how I have learned practically everything I know, love of grandmother up and on.
— Djuna Barnes


I am not a critic; to me criticism is so often nothing more than the eye garrulously denouncing the shape of the peephole that gives access to hidden treasure.