Primo Quotes

Penelope Lively

I have had to empty two family homes during the last few years - first, the house that had been my g ...

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Born in Jerusalem, Wadie Said went from being a dragoman to a salesman in the United States and then ...

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All I know for certain is that reading is of the most intense importance to me; if I were not able t ...

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I can remember the lush spring excitement of language in childhood. Sitting in church, rolling it ar ...

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I'm writing another novel and I know what I'm going to do after, which may be something more like th ...

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It seems to me that everything that happens to us is a disconcerting mix of choice and contingency.

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I didn't think I had anything particular to say, but I thought I might have something to say to chil ...

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I do like to embed a fictional character firmly in an occupation.

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People die, but money never does.

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Grief-stricken. Stricken is right; it is as though you had been felled. Knocked to the ground; pitch ...

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The Photograph is concerned with the power that the past has to interfere with the present: the time ...

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I believe that the experience of childhood is irretrievable. All that remains, for any of us, is a h ...

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I have long been interested in landscape history, and when younger and more robust I used to do much ...

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I can walk about London and see a society that seems an absolutely revolutionary change from the 195 ...

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Since then, I have just read and read - but, that said, I suppose there is a raft of writers to whom ...

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