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Of course you have to believe in destiny; that everything is sheer chance is an intolerable notion.
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Worry less about what other people think about you, and more about what you think about them.

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I am not cynical. I am just old. I know what is going to happen next.

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Fortunately, there is more to life than death. There is for one thing, fiction. A thousand thousand characters to be sent marching out into the world to divert time from its forward gallop to the terrible horizon.

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If that was dying, I don't want to do it again.

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So much for the fruits of love. Love? What's love? Sex, ah, that's another thing. Love has babies: sex has abortions.

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I love acting. It is so much more real than life.

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People give us credit only for what we ourselves believe.

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Are you sure you wouldn't like some toast, Phyllis? Toast is one of the triumphs of our civilisation. It must be made with very fresh bread, thickly cut; then toasted very quickly and buttered at once, so the butter is half-melted. Unsalted butter, of course; you sprinkle it with salt afterwards. Sea salt, preferably.

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Women have always tried to make themselves attractive to men, and you're not going to change a thing like that in a hurry. Look around you. All the women nicely groomed and attractive and good-looking, and the men no better than fat slugs, for the most part, or skinny runts. Unshaved and smelly as often as not. They get away with everything, men. They can do every disgusting thing they like and no one ever says a thing.

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Do not despair, little Alice. Only persist, and thou shalt see, Jane Austen's all in all to thee.

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The more you want the more you suffer. If you want everything you must suffere everything.

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For who ever lived totally as they wanted to; who ever, if they have time to think about it, dies wholly satisfied? And those who remain know it.

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A 'weakness,' I now realize, is nothing but a strength not properly developed.

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I learned that sex was not a question of victory or defeat, of pleasure or profit: of a hand's manipulation and a physical response: I learned that in its purest pleasure it belongs to neither of those who practise it, in the same way as a child belongs to neither parent: it is a free spirit: it simply exists.

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Much sheer effort goes into avoiding the truth; left to itself, it sweeps in like the tide.

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If you put a woman in a man's position, she will be more efficient, but no more kind.

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Ambition will, and should, always outstrip achievement.

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Another thing that seems quite helpful to the creative process is having babies. It does not detract at all from one's creativity. It reminds one that there is always more where that came from and there is never any shortage of ideas or of the ability to create. The process of being pregnant and then of having the baby and getting up in the night only puts one more in touch with this fecund part of one's self.

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