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 -)
Contributed by: Tracy Phaup
Like many rich men, he thought in anecdotes; like many simple women, she thought in terms of biography.
Contributed by: Zaady
Romanticism is not just a mode; it literally eats into every life. Women will never get rid of just waiting for the right man.
What is interesting about self-analysis is that it leads nowhere-it is an art form in itself.
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.
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.
Writing novels preserves you in a state of innocence-a lot passes you by-simply because your attention is otherwise diverted.
The lessons taught in great books are misleading. The commerce in life is rarely so simple and never so just.
Great writers are the saints for the godless.
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