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Anita Brookner quotes: Old men should have more care to end life well than to live long. Old men should have more care to end life well than to live long.
Anita Brookner quotes: I'm a middle-class, middle-brow novelist. And that's it. It amuses me. I'm a middle-class, middle-brow novelist. And that's it. It amuses me.
Anita Brookner quotes: I am 46, and have been for some time past. I am 46, and have been for some time past.
Anita Brookner quotes: Like many rich men, he thought in anecdotes; like many simple women, she thought in terms of biography. Like many rich men, he thought in anecdotes; like many simple women, she thought in terms of biography.
Anita Brookner quotes: I think you always feel braver in another language. I think you always feel braver in another language.
Anita Brookner quotes: Great writers are the saints for the godless. Great writers are the saints for the godless.
Anita Brookner quotes: I suppose what one wants really is ideal company and books are ideal company. I suppose what one wants really is ideal company and books are ideal company.
Anita Brookner quotes: I need noise and interruptions and irritation: irritation and discomfort are a great starter. The loneliness of doing it any other way would kill me. I need noise and interruptions and irritation: irritation and discomfort are a great starter. The loneliness of doing it any other way would kill me.
Anita Brookner quotes: If I were happy, married with six children, I wouldn't be writing. And I doubt if I should want to. If I were happy, married with six children, I wouldn't be writing. And I doubt if I should want to.
Anita Brookner quotes: Satire is dependent on strong beliefs, and on strong beliefs wounded. Satire is dependent on strong beliefs, and on strong beliefs wounded.
Anita Brookner quotes: Dr Weiss, at forty, knew that her life had been ruined by literature Dr Weiss, at forty, knew that her life had been ruined by literature
Anita Brookner quotes: Romanticism is not just a mode; it literally eats into every life. Women will never get rid of just waiting for the right man. Romanticism is not just a mode; it literally eats into every life. Women will never get rid of just waiting for the right man.
Anita Brookner quotes: I think that those few words were my greatest mistake. I think that those few words were my greatest mistake.
Anita Brookner quotes: All good fortune is a gift of the gods, and you don't win the favor of the ancient gods by being good, but by being bold. All good fortune is a gift of the gods, and you don't win the favor of the ancient gods by being good, but by being bold.
Anita Brookner quotes: I've never got on very well with Jane Austen. I've never got on very well with Jane Austen.
Anita Brookner quotes: Time misspent in youth is sometimes all the freedom one ever has. Time misspent in youth is sometimes all the freedom one ever has.
Anita Brookner quotes: It is my contention that Aesop was writing for the tortoise market. hares have no time to read. It is my contention that Aesop was writing for the tortoise market. hares have no time to read.
Anita Brookner quotes: What is interesting about self-analysis is that it leads nowhere - it is an art form in itself. What is interesting about self-analysis is that it leads nowhere - it is an art form in itself.
Anita Brookner quotes: I reminded myself of someone, but someone I had not seen for a long time. I reminded myself of someone, but someone I had not seen for a long time.
Anita Brookner quotes: Always let them think of you as singing and dancing. Always let them think of you as singing and dancing.
Anita Brookner quotes: Hartmann had the ideas and Fibich did the worrying: it suited them both perfectly. Hartmann had the ideas and Fibich did the worrying: it suited them both perfectly.
Anita Brookner quotes: Accountability in friendship is the equivalent of love without strategy. Accountability in friendship is the equivalent of love without strategy.
Anita Brookner quotes: [...] death is only a small interruption. [...] death is only a small interruption.
Anita Brookner quotes: And without understanding, could each properly love the other? And without understanding, could each properly love the other?
Anita Brookner quotes: Real love is a pilgrimage. It happens when there is no strategy, but it is very rare because most people are strategists Real love is a pilgrimage. It happens when there is no strategy, but it is very rare because most people are strategists
Anita Brookner quotes: In real life, of course, it is the hare that wins. Every time. Look around you. In real life, of course, it is the hare that wins. Every time. Look around you.
Anita Brookner quotes: Good women always think it is their fault when someone else is being offensive. Bad women never take the blame for anything. Good women always think it is their fault when someone else is being offensive. Bad women never take the blame for anything.
Anita Brookner quotes: As a devil's advocate Mr Neville was faultless. And yet, she knew, there was a flaw in his reasoning, just as there was a flaw in his ability to feel. As a devil's advocate Mr Neville was faultless. And yet, she knew, there was a flaw in his reasoning, just as there was a flaw in his ability to feel.
Anita Brookner quotes: For once a thing is known, it can never be unknown. It can only be forgotten. For once a thing is known, it can never be unknown. It can only be forgotten.
Anita Brookner quotes: Of course, the spectacle of two people's happiness is always something of a magnet for the unclaimed. Of course, the spectacle of two people's happiness is always something of a magnet for the unclaimed.
Anita Brookner quotes: That sun, that light had faded, and she had faded with them. Now she was as grey as the season itself. That sun, that light had faded, and she had faded with them. Now she was as grey as the season itself.
Anita Brookner quotes: It will be a pity if women in the more conventional mould are to be phased out, for there will never be anyone to go home to. It will be a pity if women in the more conventional mould are to be phased out, for there will never be anyone to go home to.
Anita Brookner quotes: It is best to marry for purely selfish reasons. It is best to marry for purely selfish reasons.
Anita Brookner quotes: A man of such obvious and exemplary charm must be a liar. A man of such obvious and exemplary charm must be a liar.
Anita Brookner quotes: Life is a pilgrimage and if you don't play by the rules you don't find the Road to Damascus, you find the Crown of Thorns. Life is a pilgrimage and if you don't play by the rules you don't find the Road to Damascus, you find the Crown of Thorns.