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7/16/1928 - (Present)
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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.

Selfishness Quotes, by Anita Brookner

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Real love is a pilgrimage. It happens when there is no strategy, but it is very rare because most people are strategists.

Pilgrimage Quotes, by Anita Brookner

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A man of such obvious and exemplary charm must be a liar.

Charm Quotes, by Anita Brookner

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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.

Favors Quotes, by Anita Brookner

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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.

Fortune Quotes, by Anita Brookner

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

Women Quotes, by Anita Brookner

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

All about love Quotes, by Anita Brookner

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

Men and women Quotes, by Anita Brookner

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

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Anita Brookner

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Time misspent in youth is sometimes all the freedom one ever has.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Anita Brookner

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Real love is a pilgrimage. It happens when there is no strategy, but it is very rare because most people are strategists.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Anita Brookner

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Existentialism is about being a saint without God; being your own hero, without all the sanction and support of religion or society.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Anita Brookner

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The lessons taught in great books are misleading. The commerce in life is rarely so simple and never so just.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Anita Brookner

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Accountability in friendship is the equivalent of love without strategy.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Anita Brookner

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A man of such obvious and exemplary charm must be a liar.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Anita Brookner

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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.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Anita Brookner

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Like many rich men, he thought in anecdotes; like many simple women, she thought in terms of biography.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Anita Brookner

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I was brought up among the sort of self-important women who had a husband as one has an alibi

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