Anita Brookner

1938 -

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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A Quote by Anita Brookner on faults, good, and women

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

Anita Brookner (1938 -)

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A Quote by Anita Brookner on books, justice, life, and simplicity

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

Anita Brookner (1938 -)

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A Quote by Anita Brookner on saints and writers

Great writers are the saints for the godless.

Anita Brookner (1938 -)

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A Quote by Anita Brookner on people and women

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.

Anita Brookner (1938 -)

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A Quote by Anita Brookner on friendship and love

Accountability in friendship is the equivalent of love without strategy.

Anita Brookner (1938 -)

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A Quote by Anita Brookner on death, jesus, judaism, love, and people

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.

Anita Brookner (1938 -)

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A Quote by Anita Brookner on charm

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

Anita Brookner (1938 -)

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A Quote by Anita Brookner on circumstances, hope, and energy

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.

Anita Brookner (1938 -)

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