Margaret Drabble

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Margaret Drabble

Margaret Drabble

The rare pleasure of being seen for what one is, compensates for the misery of being it.More Margaret Drabble [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
And there isn't any way that one can get rid of the guilt of having a nice body by saying that one can serve society with it, because that would end up with oneself as what? There simply doesn't seem to be any moral place for flesh.More Margaret Drabble [09/23/2011 07:09:46]
Family life itself, that safest, most traditional, most approved of female choices, is not a sanctuary: It is, perpetually, a dangerous place.More Margaret Drabble [09/23/2011 07:09:51]
Nothing fails like failure.More Margaret Drabble [09/23/2011 07:09:56]
Nothing succeeds, they say, like success. And certainly nothing fails like failure.More Margaret Drabble [09/23/2011 07:09:04]
The human mind can bear plenty of reality but not too much intermittent gloom.More Margaret Drabble [09/23/2011 07:09:21]
When nothing is sure, everything is possible.More Margaret Drabble [09/23/2011 07:09:31]
The human mind can bear plenty of reality but not too much intermittent gloom.More Margaret Drabble [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
You learn to put your emotional luggage where it will do some good, instead of using it to shit on other people, or blow up aeroplanes.More Margaret Drabble [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Family life itself, that safest, most traditional, most approved of female choices, is not a sanctuary: It is, perpetually, a dangerous place.More Margaret Drabble [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
When nothing is sure, everything is possible.More Margaret Drabble [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Because if one has an image, however dim and romantic, of a journey's end, one may, in the end, surely reach it, after no matter how many detours and deceptions and abandonings of hope. And hope could never have been entirely abandoned, even in the worst days.More Margaret Drabble [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There are some writers who wrote too much. There are others who wrote enough. There are yet others who wrote nothing like enough to satisfy their admirers, and Jane Austen is certainly one of these.More Margaret Drabble [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
My anti-Americanism has become almost uncontrollable. It has possessed me, like a disease. It rises up in my throat like acid reflux, that fashionable American sickness. I now loathe the United States and what it has done to Iraq and the rest of the helpless world,More Margaret Drabble [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
And there isn't any way that one can get rid of the guilt of having a nice body by saying that one can serve society with it, because that would end up with oneself as what? There simply doesn't seem to be any moral place for flesh.More Margaret Drabble [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Sometimes it seems the only accomplishment my education ever bestowed on me was the ability to think in quotations.More Margaret Drabble [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Our desire to conform is greater than our respect for objective facts.More Margaret Drabble [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A man's greatest fear from a woman is that she will laugh at him; a woman's fear is that a man will kill her.More Margaret Drabble [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
What foolsmiddle-classgirls are to expect other people to respect the same gods as themselves and E M Forster.More Margaret Drabble [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Lord knows what incommunicable small terrors infants go through, unknown to all.More Margaret Drabble [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
England's not a bad country? It's just a mean, cold, ugly, divided, tired, clapped-out, post-imperial, post- industrial slag-heap covered in polystyrene hamburger cartons. 286More Margaret Drabble [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
How unjust life is, to make physical charm so immediately apparent or absent, when one can get away with vices untold for ever.More Margaret Drabble [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The middle years, caught between children and parents, free of neither: the past stretches back too densely, it is too thickly populated, the future has not yet thinned out.More Margaret Drabble [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Men and women can never be close. They can hardly speak to one another in the same language. But are compelled, forever, to try, and therefore even in defeat there is no peace.More Margaret Drabble [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I'd rather be at the end of a dying tradition, which I admire, than at the beginning of a tradition which I deplore.More Margaret Drabble [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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