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Taylor Caldwell
Born Janet Miriam Holland Taylor Caldwell
(1900-09-07)September 7, 1900
Manchester, England
Died August 30, 1985(1985-08-30) (aged 84)
Greenwich, Connecticut
Occupation Novelist
Education University at Buffalo
Genre historical and religious
Spouse William Combs
(1919–1931; produced Mary Margaret (Peggy) Combs; divorced)
Marcus Reback
(1931–1971; produced Judith Ann Reback; widowed)
William Stancell
(1972–1973; divorced)
William Prestie
(1978; her death)

Those who claim to have had happy lives seem to be silly fools.
I have anonymously helped many thousands.
One of my grandsons used to insist, when he was only 3 or 4, that he had been born and had lived in India.
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I have been constantly betrayed and deceived all my life.
My literary success meant nothing to me.
I have been the victim of heartless malice.
Obscurity can be a fire of ambition in those who have stalwart souls.
My childhood was appalling.
I am the skeptic of skeptics.
I will know him by his eyes.
I have thought that I have seen ghosts on many occasions.
I will ge glad to have done with this life forever.
I never deviated from my grim determination to someday have all the money I needed and wanted.
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If genetic memory or racial memory persists, is it possible that individual memory also exists from previous lives?
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I like animals because they are not consciously cruel and don't betray each other.
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I often reread books I have written.
My dreams are all follies.
My relatives used to laugh when I talked of being a writer.
Money? I lost all taste for it.
I was never afraid of anything in the world except the dentist.
The arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and assistance to foreign hands should be curtailed, lest Rome fall.
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Tel Aviv appeals to me.
I'm not that interested in people.
I converse with my dog through ESP.
I gratefully look forward to oblivion, but I must be sure of it.
It is human nature to instinctively rebel at obscurity or ordinariness.
My life has been tragic and disastrous since birth.
The world is a penal institution.
In sleep, you are safe from the revolting mechanics of living and being a prey to outrageous fortune.
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Learning should be a joy and full of excitement. It is life's greatest adventure; it is an illustrated excursion into the minds of the noble and the learned.
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I am deeply convinced that happiness does not exist in this world.
No woman has ever been an authentic genius of the stature of men, but that does not enrage me.
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I am not convinced that there is such a thing as a soul.
Though I am a Catholic, a professing one, I have serious doubts about the survival of the human personality after death.
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Character, I am sure, lies in the genes.
If they can't do it in California, it can't be done anywhere.
I have always had a horror and detestation of poverty.
Even the most malignant gods would not continue to inflict life upon humanity, time without end.
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Women's Lib? I couldn't stand it.
It is a waste of money to help those who show no desire to help themselves.
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I have written two medical novels. I have never studied medicine, never seen an operation.
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I am a Westerner of Westerners!
At 8, I made a pact with God.
Giving a phenomenon a label does not explain it.
I've always enjoyed poor health.
The very idea of carrying my memory into eternity devastated me, and I took refuge in atheism.
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If there is a God, then he was particularly harsh to me.
The stalwart soul has the will to live and is eager for the race.
The feeble soul merely whines and complains.
I have had four happy days in my life, and three of them turned out to be illusions.
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Are we not all desperate one way or another?
Don't let the past steal your present. This is the message of Christmas: We are never alone.
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I wanted to acquire an education, work extremely hard and never deviate from my goal, to make it.
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People are scared to death of dying. I am the opposite.