More From Anita Brookner
- "Life… is not simply a series of exciting new ventures. The future is not always a whole new ball game. There tends to be unfinished business. One trails all sorts of things around with one, things that simply won’t be got rid of."
- "Good women always think it is their fault when someone else is being offensive. Bad women never take the blame for anything."
- "The essence of romantic love is that wonderful beginning, after which sadness and impossibility may become the rule."