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Anita Brookner

Anita Brookner, CBE (16 July 1928 – 10 March 2016) was a British award-winning novelist and art historian. She was Slade Professor of Fine Art at the University of Cambridge from 1967 to 1968 and was the first woman to hold this visiting professorship. She was awarded the 1984 Man Booker Prize for her novel Hotel du Lac

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In real life, it is the hare who wins. Every time. Look around you. And in any case it is my content ...

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

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You can never betray the people who are dead, so you go on being a public Jew; the dead can't answer ...

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You have no idea how promising the world begins to look once you have decided to have it all for you ...

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

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A complete woman is probably not a very admirable creature. She is manipulative, uses other people t ...

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I was brought up to look after my parents. My family were Polish Jews, and we lived with my grandmot ...

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No blame should attach to telling the truth. But it does, it does.

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What is interesting about self-analysis is that it leads nowhere - it is an art form in itself.

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I never learnt Hebrew because my health was fragile, and it was thought that learning Hebrew would b ...

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Life is a pilgrimage and if you don't play by the rules you don't find the Road to Damascus, you fin ...

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

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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 goo ...

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I'm not very popular, because they're bleak and they're mournful and all the rest of it and I get ce ...

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In real life, of course, it is the hare that wins. Every time. Look around you.

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