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 -)
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
Time misspent in youth is sometimes all the freedom one ever has.
Real love is a pilgrimage. It happens when there is no strategy, but it is very rare because most people are strategists.
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.
A man of such obvious and exemplary charm must be a liar.
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.
A man can go from being a lover to being a stranger in three moves flat . . . but a woman under the guise of friendship will engage in acts of duplicity which come to light very much later. There are different species of self-justification.
The essence of romantic love is that wonderful beginning, after which sadness and impossibility may become the rule.
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