14 Total Quotes

Margaret Drabble Quotes

The rare pleasure of being seen for what one is, compensates for the misery of being it.
Margaret Drabble
#English Novelist #Misery

Family life itself, that safest, most traditional, most approved of female choices, is not a sanctuary: It is, perpetually, a dangerous place.
Margaret Drabble
#English Novelist #Choices

When nothing is sure, everything is possible.
Margaret Drabble
#English Novelist

The human mind can bear plenty of reality but not too much intermittent gloom.
Margaret Drabble
#English Novelist #Mind

Nothing succeeds, they say, like success. And certainly nothing fails like failure.
Margaret Drabble
#Failure #English Novelist

And there isn't any way that one can get rid of the guilt of having a nice body by saying that one can serve society with it, because that would end up with oneself as what? There simply doesn't seem to be any moral place for flesh.
Margaret Drabble
#Body #English Novelist

You learn to put your emotional luggage where it will do some good, instead of using it to shit on other people, or blow up aeroplanes.
Margaret Drabble
#Emotions

I confidently predict the collapse of capitalism and the beginning of history. Something will go wrong in the machinery that converts money into money, the banking system will collapse totally, and we will be left having to barter to stay alive. Those who can dig in their garden will have a better chance than the rest. I'll be all right; I've got a few veg.
Margaret Drabble
#Twentieth Century

Nothing fails like failure.
Margaret Drabble
#English Novelist