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I have a microphone on one ankle and an ankle bracelet on the other, so I'm well balanced today.
Martha Stewart
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Lawrence Durrell
Travel can be one of the most rewarding forms of introspection.
Lawrence Durrell
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Lawrence Durrell
It is not love that is blind, but jealousy.
Lawrence Durrell
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Lawrence Durrell
Our inventions mirror our secret wishes.
Lawrence Durrell
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Lawrence Durrell
Everyone loathes his own country and countrymen if he is any sort of artist.
Lawrence Durrell
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Lawrence Durrell
There are only three things to be done with a woman. You can love her, suffer for her, or turn her into literature.
Lawrence Durrell
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Lawrence Durrell
The richest love is that which submits to the arbitration of time.
Lawrence Durrell
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Lawrence Durrell
I imagine, therefore I belong and am free.
Lawrence Durrell
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Lawrence Durrell
It takes a lot of energy and a lot of neurosis to write a novel. If you were really sensible, you'd do something else.
Lawrence Durrell
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Lawrence Durrell
Like all young men I set out to be a genius, but mercifully laughter intervened.
Lawrence Durrell
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Lawrence Durrell
A city becomes a world when one loves one of it's inhabitants.
Lawrence Durrell
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Lawrence Durrell
I'm trying to die correctly, but it's very difficult, you know.
Lawrence Durrell
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Lawrence Durrell
Old age is an insult. It's like being smacked.
Lawrence Durrell
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Taught from infancy that beauty is woman's sceptre, the mind shapes itself to the body, and roaming round its gilt cage, only seeks to adorn its prison.
Mary Shelley
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Children, I grant, should be innocent; but when the epithet is applied to men, or women, it is but a civil term for weakness.
Mary Shelley
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Reality is an acquired taste.
Robert Fritz
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No one is ever ordinary.
Tanith Lee
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While most of the things you've worried about have never happened, it's a different story with the things you haven't worried about. They are the ones that happen.
Ruth Rendell
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I think to be driven to want to kill must be such a terrible burden.
Ruth Rendell
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I've had two proposals since I've been a widow. I am a wonderful catch, you know. I have a lot of money.
Ruth Rendell
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I try, and I think I succeed, in making my readers feel sorry for my psychopaths, because I do.
Ruth Rendell
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I really do literally put myself into a character's shoes.
Ruth Rendell
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There was no respect for youth when I was young, and now that I am old, there is no respect for age I missed it coming and going.
J. Priestley
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Breakfast is a notoriously difficult meal to serve with a flourish.
Clement Freud
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Friends are God's apology for relations.
Hugh Kingsmill
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Society is based on the assumption that everyone is alike and no one is alive.
Hugh Kingsmill
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All that non-fiction can do is answer questions. It's fiction's business to ask them.
Richard Hughes
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Do your bit to save humanity from lapsing back into barbarity by reading all the novels you can.
Richard Hughes
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Comedy, we may say, is society protecting itself - with a smile.
J. Priestley
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To show a child what once delighted you, to find the child's delight added to your own -- this is happiness.
J. Priestley
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