Anita Brookner Quotes

Most popular Anita Brookner Quotes

Great writers are the saints for the godless.

writers

Satire is dependent on strong beliefs, and on strong beliefs wounded.

satire

Accountability in friendship is the equivalent of love without strategy.
— Anita Brookner
Fiction is the great repository of the moral sense.  The wicked get punished.

fiction

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

romance

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

love

You have no idea how promising the world begins to look once you have decided to have it all for yourself. And how much healthier your decisions are once they become entirely selfish.

selfishness

In real life, of course, it is the hare who wins. Every time. Look around you. And in any case it is my contention that Aesop was writing for the tortoise market...Hares have no time to read. They are too busy winning the game.