Anita Brookner

Anita Brookner CBE (born 16 July 1928) is an English language novelist and art historian who was born in Herne Hill, a suburb of London.

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    ... writing is the enemy of forgetfulness, of thoughtlessness. For the writer there is no oblivion. Only endless memory.
    Anita Brookner (b. 1928)

    The lessons taught in great books are misleading. The commerce in life is rarely so simple and never so just.
    Anita Brookner (b. 1938)

    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.
    Anita Brookner (b. 1938)

    You can never betray the people who are dead, so you go on being a public Jew; the dead can’t answer slurs, but I’m here. I would love to think that Jesus wants me for a sunbeam, but he doesn’t.
    Anita Brookner (b. 1938)

    A man can go from being a lover to being a stranger in three moves flat ... but a woman under the guise of friendship will engage in acts of duplicity which come to light very much later. There are different species of self-justification.
    Anita Brookner (b. 1938)