Famous Creative Women Quotations from . . .

Anita Brookner
(1928-____) born on
Jul 16
English "art historian, writer". "She wrote biographical studies of 18th C. painters, including "Jacques-Louis David," 1981; wrote novel "Hotel du Lac," 1984."

"In real life, 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."

Great writers are the saints for the godless.
"All good fortune is a gift of the gods, and. . . you don't win the favor of the ancient gods by being good, but by being bold."
"There are moments when you feel free, moments when you have energy, moments when you have hope, but you can't rely on any of these things to see you through. Circumstances do that."
"A complete woman is probably not a very admirable creature. She is manipulative, uses other people to get her own way, and works within whatever system she is in."


Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F:  ""Hotel du Lac," quoted in "Christian Science Monitor," by Rushworth M Kidder, 1 Mar 1985."
R: "Novelists in Interview (ed. by John Haffenden, 1985)."
A: "Writers at Work (Eighth Series, ed. by George Plimpton, 1988)."
N: "Novelists in Interview (ed. by John Haffenden, 1985)."
K: "Interview in Writers at Work (Eighth Series, ed. by George Plimpton, 1988)."

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