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“'Your only aim in life seems to be to keep out of trouble.' 'Yes. That is the beginning of middle age.'”
“... her doubts are her sop to conscience. Like the person who takes a third helping and says with shining eyes, 'This is sheer greed!'”
“... only geniuses write without making money.”
“A man may own a ship, but unless he is captain of a crew he goes where the ship goes.”
Gordon Daviot, Scottish playwright, writer
(1896 - 1952)
Real name: Elizabeth Mackintosh. She is best known under another pseudonym, Josephine Tey.