Muriel Spark

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Muriel Spark

Muriel Spark

One should only see a psychiatrist out of boredom.More Muriel Spark [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Being over seventy is like being engaged in a war. All our friends are going or gone and we survive amongst the dead and the dying as on a battlefield.More Muriel Spark [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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 [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To me education is a leading out of what is already there in the pupil's soul. To Miss Mackay it is a putting in of something that is not there, and that is not what I call education. I call it intrusion.More Muriel Spark [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
It is impossible to persuade a man who does not disagree, but smiles.More Muriel Spark [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
When a noble life has prepared old age, it is not decline that it reveals, but the first days of immortality.More Muriel Spark [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 [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is impossible to persuade a man who does not disagree, but smiles.More Muriel Spark [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
To me education is a leading out of what is already there in the pupil's soul. To Miss Mackay it is a putting in of something that is not there, and that is not what I call education. I call it intrusion.More Muriel Spark [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is well, when in difficulties, to say never a word, neither black nor white. Speech is silver but silence is golden.More Muriel Spark [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
To me education is a leading out of what is already there in the pupil's soul.More Muriel Spark [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is impossible to persuade a man who does not disagree, but smiles.More Muriel Spark [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
One's prime is elusive. You little girls, when you grow up, must be on the alert to recognize your prime at whatever time of your life it may occur. You must then live it to the full.More Muriel Spark [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I see no reason to keep silent about my enjoyment of the sound of my own voice as I work.More Muriel Spark [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If you're going to do a thing, you should do it thoroughly. If you're going to be a Christian, you may as well be a Catholic.More Muriel Spark [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The sacrifice of pleasures is of course itself a pleasure.More Muriel Spark [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. No other practice so intensifies life. Death, when it approaches, ought not to take one -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 [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Parents learn a lot from their children about coping with life.More Muriel Spark [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is one of the secrets of Nature in its mood of mockery that fine weather lays heavier weight on the mind and hearts of the depressed and the inwardly tormented than does a really bad day with dark rain sniveling continuously and sympathetically from a dirty sky.More Muriel Spark [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Allow me, in conclusion, to congratulate you warmly upon your sexual intercourse, as well as your singing.More Muriel Spark [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
These years are still the years of my prime. It is important to recognise the years of one's prime, always remember that.More Muriel Spark [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 [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The sparkle and morning-freshness of the shop, and the butter-conjuring girl, formed a mind-picture which accompanied the whole of my youth.(about the Buttercup Dairy)More Muriel Spark [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Beware the ire of the calm.More Muriel Spark [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
it never really occurred to her that literary men, if they like women at all, do not want literary women but girls.More Muriel Spark [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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