Anita Brookner

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Anita Brookner

A man of such obvious and exemplary charm must be a liar.More Anita Brookner [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
No blame should attach to telling the truth. But it does, it does.More Anita Brookner [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Writing novels preserves you in a state of innocence -- a lot passes you by -- simply because your attention is otherwise diverted.More Anita Brookner [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Accountability in friendship is the equivalent of love without strategy.More Anita Brookner [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
What is interesting about self-analysis is that it leads nowhere -- it is an art form in itself.More Anita Brookner [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A man can go from being a lover to being a stranger in three moves flat but a woman under the guise of friendship will engage in acts of duplicity which come to light very much later. There are different species of self-justification.More Anita Brookner [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Real love is a pilgrimage. It happens when there is no strategy, but it is very rare because most people are strategists.More Anita Brookner [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Existentialism is about being a saint without God; being your own hero, without all the sanction and support of religion or society.More Anita Brookner [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The essence of romantic love is that wonderful beginning, after which sadness and impossibility may become the rule.More Anita Brookner [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Romanticism is not just a mode; it literally eats into every life. Women will never get rid of just waiting for the right man.More Anita Brookner [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Like many rich men, he thought in anecdotes; like many simple women, she thought in terms of biography.More Anita Brookner [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The lessons taught in great books are misleading. The commerce in life is rarely so simple and never so just.More Anita Brookner [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
She was a handsome woman of forty-five and would remain so for many years.More Anita Brookner [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Time misspent in youth is sometimes all the freedom one ever has.More Anita Brookner [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A complete woman is probably not a very admirable creature. She is manipulative, uses other people to get her own way, and works within whatever system she is in.More Anita Brookner [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Good women always think it is their fault when someone else is being offensive. Bad women never take the blame for anything.More Anita Brookner [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Great writers are the saints for the godless.More Anita Brookner [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More Anita Brookner [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Life... is not simply a series of exciting new ventures. The future is not always a whole new ball game. There tends to be unfinished business. One trails all sorts of things around with one, things that simply won't be got rid of.More Anita Brookner [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Real love is a pilgrimage. It happens when there is no strategy, but it is very rare because most people are strategists.More Anita Brookner [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A man of such obvious and exemplary charm must be a liar.More Anita Brookner [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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.More Anita Brookner [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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.More Anita Brookner [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
You have no idea how promising the world begins to look once you have decided to have it all for yourself. And how much healthier your decisions are once they become entirely selfish.More Anita Brookner [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Good women always think it is their fault when someone else is being offensive. Bad women never take the blame for anything.More Anita Brookner [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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