Anita Brookner Quotes


25 Anita Brookner quotes:



"Like many rich men, he thought in anecdotes; like many simple women, she thought in terms of biography."
"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."
"In real life, it is the hare who wins. Every time. Look around you. And in any case it is my contention that Aesop was writing for the tortoise market. Hares have no time to read. They are too busy winning the game."
"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."
"Life... is not simply a series of exciting new ventures. The future is not always a whole new ball game. There tends to be unfinished business. One trails all sorts of things around with one, things that simply won't be got rid of."
"The essence of romantic love is that wonderful beginning, after which sadness and impossibility may become the rule."
"The lessons taught in great books are misleading. The commerce in life is rarely so simple and never so just."
"It is my contention that Aesop was writing for the tortoise market. hares have no time to read."
"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."
"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."
"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
"A man of such obvious and exemplary charm must be a liar."
"No blame should attach to telling the truth. But it does, it does."
"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."



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