Muriel Spark Quotes


11 Muriel Spark quotes:



"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."
"When a noble life has prepared old age, it is not decline that it reveals, but the first days of immortality."
"Be on the alert to recognize your prime at whatever time of your life it may occur."
"It is impossible to persuade a man who does not disagree, but smiles."
"Parents learn a lot from their children about coping with life."
"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."
"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."
"All my pupils are the creme de la creme. Give me a girl of an impressionable age, and she is mine for life."
"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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