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Anita Brookner
July 16, 1938 -
Nationality: English
Category: Historian
Subcategory: English Historian

Accountability in friendship is the equivalent of love without strategy.

    Topics: Friendship

No blame should attach to telling the truth. But it does, it does.


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.


Like many rich men, he thought in anecdotes; like many simple women, she thought in terms of biography.


The essence of romantic love is that wonderful beginning, after which sadness and impossibility may become the rule.

    Topics: Love Is

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.


Time misspent in youth is sometimes all the freedom one ever has.


There are moments when you feel free, moments when you have energy, moments when you have hope, but you can't rely on any of these things to see you through. Circumstances do that.


Great writers are the saints for the godless.


You can never betray the people who are dead, so you go on being a public Jew; the dead can't answer slurs, but I'm here. I would love to think that Jesus wants me for a sunbeam, but he doesn't.


Real love is a pilgrimage. It happens when there is no strategy, but it is very rare because most people are strategists.

    Topics: Love Is

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.


What is interesting about self-analysis is that it leads nowhere - it is an art form in itself.


In real life, of course, it is the hare that wins. Every time. Look around you.


A man of such obvious and exemplary charm must be a liar.


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.


Good women always think it is their fault when someone else is being offensive. Bad women never take the blame for anything.


You never know what you will learn till you start writing. Then you discover truths you never knew existed.


The lessons taught in great books are misleading. The commerce in life is rarely so simple and never so just.


Writing novels preserves you in a state of innocence - a lot passes you by - simply because your attention is otherwise diverted.


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