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Anita Brookner Quotes


25 Anita Brookner quotes:



"I was brought up among the sort of self-important women who had a husband as one has an alibi"
"Romanticism is not just a mode; it literally eats into every life. Women will never get rid of just waiting for the right man."
Author: Brookner Quotes Category: Romance Quotes
"The lessons taught in great books are misleading. The commerce in life is rarely so simple and never so just."
"Accountability in friendship is the equivalent of love without strategy."
"Real love is a pilgrimage. It happens when there is no strategy, but it is very rare because most people are strategists."
"You never know what you will learn till you start writing. Then you discover truths you never knew existed."
"It is my contention that Aesop was writing for the tortoise market. hares have no time to read."
"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."
"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."
"Old men should have more care to end life well than to live long."
"Writing novels preserves you in a state of innocence - a lot passes you by - simply because your attention is otherwise diverted."
"Great writers are the saints for the godless."
"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."
"In real life, of course, it is the hare that wins. Every time. Look around you."
"Time misspent in youth is sometimes all the freedom one ever has."
"A man of such obvious and exemplary charm must be a liar."
"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."
"Good women always think it is their fault when someone else is being offensive. Bad women never take the blame for anything."
"What is interesting about self-analysis is that it leads nowhere - it is an art form in itself."
"Like many rich men, he thought in anecdotes; like many simple women, she thought in terms of biography."



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