Quotes by Margaret Drabble

Margaret Drabble

Margaret Drabble

English novelist, biographer, and critic

Alive from: 1939-

Category: Media

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    If I knew what the meanings of my books were, I wouldn't have bothered to write them.
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    Family life itself, that safest, most traditional, most approved of female choices, is not a sanctuary: It is, perpetually, a dangerous place.
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    How extraordinary people are, that they get themselves into such situations where they go on doing what they dislike doing, and have no need or obligation to do, simply because it seems to be expected.
    Source: The Middle Ground (2013) 41
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    I need words and print... I need print like an addict. I could live without it, perhaps. But I hope I never have to try.
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    I'd rather be at the end of a dying tradition, which I admire, than at the beginning of a tradition which I deplore.
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    London, how could one ever be tired of it?
    Source: The Middle Ground (2013) 107
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    Men and women can never be close. They can hardly speak to one another in the same language. But are compelled, forever, to try, and therefore even in defeat there is no peace.
    Source: The Middle Ground (2013) 103
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    Nothing fails like failure.
    Source: The Millstone (2013) 81
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    Our desire to conform is greater than our respect for objective facts.
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    Some of what we read in classical literature is not relative to our condition, but then many women novelists and poets have turned it upside down and told the stories from the other point of view.
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    The rare pleasure of being seen for what one is, compensates for the misery of being it.
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    The women are always vixens or monsters. They can't just be normal people in the book.
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    There are some writers who wrote too much. There are others who wrote enough. There are yet others who wrote nothing like enough to satisfy their admirers, and Jane Austen is certainly one of these.
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    When nothing is sure, everything is possible.
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    Why can't people be both flexible and efficient?
    Source: The Middle Ground (2013) 65
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