Anita Brookner

1938 -

A Quote by Anita Brookner on love, real love, strategy, and strategists

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

Anita Brookner (1938 -)

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A Quote by Anita Brookner on art

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

Anita Brookner (1938 -)

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A Quote by Anita Brookner on beginning, decisions, ideas, selfishness, and world

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.

Anita Brookner (1938 -)

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A Quote by Anita Brookner on truth

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

Anita Brookner (1938 -)

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A Quote by Anita Brookner on conventionality, home, pity, and women

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.

Anita Brookner (1938 -)

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A Quote by Anita Brookner on innocence and writing

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

Anita Brookner (1938 -)

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A Quote by Anita Brookner on anecdotes, biography, men, simplicity, thought, and women

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

Anita Brookner (1938 -)

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A Quote by Anita Brookner on justice, life, and women

Romanticism is not just a mode; it literally eats into every life. Women will never get rid of just waiting for the right man.

Anita Brookner (1938 -)

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A Quote by Anita Brookner on god, heroism, religion, saints, society, and support

Existentialism is about being a saint without God; being your own hero, without all the sanction and support of religion or society.

Anita Brookner (1938 -)

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A Quote by Anita Brookner on boldness, fortune, gifts, and good

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.

Anita Brookner (1938 -)

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