Best Quotes by Anita Brookner (Top 10)

  1. Good women always think it is their fault when someone else is being offensive. Bad women never take the blame for anything.
  2. Real love is a pilgrimage. It happens when there is no strategy, but it is very rare because most people are strategists.
  3. 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.
  4. Existentialism is about being a saint without God; being your own hero, without all the sanction and support of religion or society.
  5. 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.
  6. The essence of romantic love is that wonderful beginning, after which sadness and impossibility may become the rule.
  7. Dr Weiss, at forty, knew that her life had been ruined by literature
  8. You never know what you will learn till you start writing. Then you discover truths you never knew existed.
  9. Accountability in friendship is the equivalent of love without strategy.
  10. 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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