Muriel Spark

Muriel Spark

[My novel] took up the sweetest part of my mind and the rarest part of my imagination; it was like being in love and better. All day long when I was busy [...], I had my unfinished novel personified almost as a secret companion and accomplice following me like a shadow wherever I went, whatever I did.More Muriel Spark quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Art and religion first; then philosophy; lastly science. That is the order of the great subjects of life, that's their order of importance.More Muriel Spark quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If I had my life over again I should form the habit of nightly composing myself to thoughts of death. I would practice, as it were, the remembrance of death. There is no other practice which so intensifies life. Death, when it approaches, ought not to take one by surprise. It should be part of the full expectancy of life. Without an ever-present sense of death life is insipid. You might as well live on the whites of eggs.More Muriel Spark quotes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
One should only see a psychiatrist out of boredom.More Muriel Spark quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The letters of famous people can be placed into two categories: there is the type of letter which becomes itself a valuable contribution to literature through its wit, style or wisdom; another kind is that whose main importance lies in the provision of a background to their author's life. Especially in the correspondence of great writers and poets, these two factors are very often combined ...More Muriel Spark quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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