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Muriel Spark
February 1, 1918 - April 13, 2006
Nationality: English
Category: Novelist
Subcategory: English Novelist

Be on the alert to recognize your prime at whatever time of your life it may occur.


When a noble life has prepared old age, it is not decline that it reveals, but the first days of immortality.


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.


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.


All my pupils are the creme de la creme. Give me a girl of an impressionable age, and she is mine for life.


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.


I see no reason to keep silent about my enjoyment of the sound of my own voice as I work.


It is impossible to repent of love. The sin of love does not exist.


Art and religion first; then philosophy; lastly science. That is the order of the great subjects of life, that's their order of importance.


I wouldn't take the Pope too seriously. He's a Pole first, a pope second, and maybe a Christian third.


Parents learn a lot from their children about coping with life.


It is impossible to persuade a man who does not disagree, but smiles.


One should only see a psychiatrist out of boredom.


I used to think it a pity that her mother rather than she had not thought of birth control.


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