Sylvia Townsend Warner Quotes

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Sylvia Townsend Warner quotes: One need not write in a diary what one is to remember for ever. One need not write in a diary what one is to remember for ever.
Sylvia Townsend Warner quotes: There is a moral, of course, and like all morals it is better not pursued. There is a moral, of course, and like all morals it is better not pursued.
Sylvia Townsend Warner quotes: All encounters with children are touched with social embarrassment. All encounters with children are touched with social embarrassment.
Sylvia Townsend Warner quotes: For the last six weeks I have found myself pestered by some characters in search of an author ... For the last six weeks I have found myself pestered by some characters in search of an author ...
Sylvia Townsend Warner quotes: Children driven good are apt to be driven mad. Children driven good are apt to be driven mad.
Sylvia Townsend Warner quotes: My blood ran with this ink... My blood ran with this ink...
Sylvia Townsend Warner quotes: Love amazes, but it does not surprise. Love amazes, but it does not surprise.
Sylvia Townsend Warner quotes: You are only young once. At the time it seems endless, and is gone in a flash; and then for a very long time you are old. You are only young once. At the time it seems endless, and is gone in a flash; and then for a very long time you are old.
Sylvia Townsend Warner quotes: She was heavier than he expected - women always are. She was heavier than he expected - women always are.
Sylvia Townsend Warner quotes: Reason is a poor hand at prophecies. Reason is a poor hand at prophecies.
Sylvia Townsend Warner quotes: The Church has lost a great religious poet in me; but I have lost an infinity of fun in the church, so the loss is even. The Church has lost a great religious poet in me; but I have lost an infinity of fun in the church, so the loss is even.
Sylvia Townsend Warner quotes: When the German propaganda tries to be winsome it is like a clown with homicidal mania - ludicrous and terrifying both at once. When the German propaganda tries to be winsome it is like a clown with homicidal mania - ludicrous and terrifying both at once.
Sylvia Townsend Warner quotes: The fatal flaw of gravity; when you are down, everything falls down on you. The fatal flaw of gravity; when you are down, everything falls down on you.
Sylvia Townsend Warner quotes: Wealth, if not a mere flash in the pan, compels the wealthy to become wealthier. Wealth, if not a mere flash in the pan, compels the wealthy to become wealthier.
Sylvia Townsend Warner quotes: [John Craske] painted like a man giving witness under oath to a wild story. [John Craske] painted like a man giving witness under oath to a wild story.
Sylvia Townsend Warner quotes: One cannot revoke a true happiness. One cannot revoke a true happiness.
Sylvia Townsend Warner quotes: Total grief is like a minefield. No knowing when one will touch the tripwire. Total grief is like a minefield. No knowing when one will touch the tripwire.
Sylvia Townsend Warner quotes: Elizabeth ... had the prerogative of the rich that she could be generous with large sums and niggardly over small ones ... Elizabeth ... had the prerogative of the rich that she could be generous with large sums and niggardly over small ones ...
Sylvia Townsend Warner quotes: Happy is the day whose history is not written down. Happy is the day whose history is not written down.
Sylvia Townsend Warner quotes: Belligerents always abolish war after a war. Belligerents always abolish war after a war.
Sylvia Townsend Warner quotes: Young people are careless of their virginity; one day they may have it and the next not. Young people are careless of their virginity; one day they may have it and the next not.
Sylvia Townsend Warner quotes: all her thoughts slid together again like a pack of hounds that have picked up the scent. all her thoughts slid together again like a pack of hounds that have picked up the scent.
Sylvia Townsend Warner quotes: Idleness is righteous if it is comfortable. Uncomfortable idleness is sin & sinful waste. Idleness is righteous if it is comfortable. Uncomfortable idleness is sin & sinful waste.
Sylvia Townsend Warner quotes: It is best as one grows older to strip oneself of possessions, to shed oneself downward like a tree, to be almost wholly earth before one dies. It is best as one grows older to strip oneself of possessions, to shed oneself downward like a tree, to be almost wholly earth before one dies.
Sylvia Townsend Warner quotes: Noise is a pollution. Noise is a pollution.
Sylvia Townsend Warner quotes: Is it the realization that people recently psychoanalyzed tend to be dreadful bores which makes the U.S.A. army reject them for the draft? Is it the realization that people recently psychoanalyzed tend to be dreadful bores which makes the U.S.A. army reject them for the draft?
Sylvia Townsend Warner quotes: The baby romped on my lap like a short stout salmon. The baby romped on my lap like a short stout salmon.
Sylvia Townsend Warner quotes: Nine people out of ten (in Germany and England, perhaps ten people) would rather wait for their rights than fight for their rights. Nine people out of ten (in Germany and England, perhaps ten people) would rather wait for their rights than fight for their rights.
Sylvia Townsend Warner quotes: There are not enough poems in praise of bed ... There are not enough poems in praise of bed ...
Sylvia Townsend Warner quotes: Happiness is an immunity. Happiness is an immunity.