Muriel Spark Quotes

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Fiction to me is a kind of parable.

fiction

One should only see a psychiatrist out of boredom.
— Muriel Spark

funny psychiatrist

It is impossible to repent of love. The sin of love does not exist.
— Muriel Spark

love

Contradictions in human character are one of its most consistent notes.

character

To me education is a leading out of what is already there in the pupil's soul.

education

Being over seventy is like being engaged in a war. All our friends are going or gone and we survive amongst the dead and dying as on a battlefield.

age 70

One's prime is elusive.  You little girls, when you grow up, must be on the alert, to recognize your prime at whatever time of your life it may occur.  You must then live it to the full.
Being in love is something like poetry. Certainly, you can analyze and expound its various senses and intentions, but there is always something left over, mysteriously hovering between music and meaning.