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Penelope Fitzgerald

  • It's very good for an idea to be commonplace. The important thing is that a new idea should develop out of what is already there so that it soon becomes an old acquaintance.

  • ... on the whole I think you should write biographies of those you admire and respect, and novels about human beings who you think are sadly mistaken.

    • Penelope Fitzgerald,
    • in Terence Dooley, ed., So I Have Thought of You: The Letters of Penelope Fitzgerald ()

Penelope Fitzgerald, English novelist, poet, essayist, biographer

(1916 - 2000)