Mary McCarthy Quote

We all live in suspense, from day to day, from hour to hour; in other words, we are the hero of our own story.


"Characters in Fiction," Partisan Review (March/April 1961) ; sometimes misquoted: "We all live in suspense from day to day; in other words, you are the hero of your own story."

Picture Quote 1

We all live in suspense, from day to day, from hour to hour; in other words, we are the hero of our own story.

Picture Quote 2

We all live in suspense, from day to day, from hour to hour; in other words, we are the hero of our own story.

Picture Quote 3

We all live in suspense, from day to day, from hour to hour; in other words, we are the hero of our own story.

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We all live in suspense, from day to day, from hour to hour; in other words, we are the hero of our own story.