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Mary Catherine Bateson

(b. 1939– )

U.S. writer and cultural anthropologist

“Five moves, they say, equal a fire. But those who haven’t moved may begin to need a fire.”

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source: Composing a Further life (New York: Knopf, 2010), 38.

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medium: nonfiction

“We are living longer, but thinking shorter.”

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source: “An Anthropologist’s Take on Homemaking,” by Penelope Green, The New York Times, August 25, 2010.

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medium: newspaper article

notes: Bateson's personal website here

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