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Margaret Drabble

Data de nascimento: 5. Junho 1939

Margaret Drabble é uma escritora britânica.


„Estou confiante em prever o colapso do capitalismo e do início da história. Algo vai mal na máquina que converte dinheiro em dinheiro, o sistema bancário entrará em colapso total, e vamos ter que fazer permuta de permanecer vivos.“

„A mente humana pode suportar muita realidade, mas não demasiado intermitente melancolia.“


„Quando nada é certo, tudo é possível.“

„Perhaps the rare and simple pleasure of being seen for what one is compensates for the misery of being it.“

„When nothing is sure, everything is possible.“

„What really annoys me are the ones who write to say, I am doing your book for my final examinations and could you please tell me what the meaning of it is. I find it just so staggering--that you're supposed to explain the meaning of your book to some total stranger! If I knew what the meanings of my books were, I wouldn't have bothered to write them.“

„Novels, since the birth of the genre, have been full of rejected, seduced, and abandoned maidens, whose proper fate is to die...“ Sense and Sensibility

„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.“


„Lucky in work, unlucky in love.“ The Millstone

„I'd rather be at the end of a dying tradition, which I admire, than at the beginning of a tradition which I deplore.“

„There would be more genuine rejoicing at the discovery of a complete new novel by Jane Austen than any other literary discovery, short of a new major play by Shakespeare.“

„Doing a jigsaw was not an intelligence test, or a personality assesment programme; it was a pursuit that lay somewhere between creation and imitation and discovery and reverie.“


„I don't see how you can go too far, in the right direction“ Jerusalem the Golden

„Auntie Phyl's last months in the care home were extra pieces. Age is unnecessary. Some of us, like my mother, are fortunate enough to die swiftly and suddenly, in full possession of our faculties and our fate, but more and more of us will be condemned to linger, at the mercy of anxious or indifferent relatives, careless strangers, unwanted medical interventions, increasing debility, incontinence, memory loss. We live too long, but, like the sibyl hanging in her basket in the cave at Cumae, we find it hard to die.“ The Pattern in the Carpet: A Personal History with Jigsaws

„Because if one has an image, however dim and romantic, of a journey's end, one may, in the end, surely reach it, after no matter how many detours and deceptions and abandonings of hope. And hope could never have been entirely abandoned, even in the worst days.“ The Needle's Eye

„I actually remember feeling delight, at two o'clock in the morning, when the baby woke for his feed, because I so longed to have another look at him.“

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