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Anita Brookner

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

Dr Weiss, at forty, knew that her life had been ruined by literature.

Problems of human behavior still continue to baffle us, but at least in the Library we have them properly filed.

For once a thing is known, it can never be unknown. It can only be forgotten.

I suppose what one wants really is ideal company and books are ideal company.

The essence of romantic love is that wonderful beginning, after which sadness and impossibility may become the rule.

You never know what you will learn till you start writing. Then you discover truths you never knew existed.

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