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Antonia White

  • ... she was one of those children who cannot help behaving well.

  • Catholicism isn't a religion, it's a nationality.

  • It's only a dogma that hells exists; it isn't a dogma that there's anybody in it.

  • Another world, / Its walls are thin, / But, oh, I cannot / Enter in. / I feel its touch, / I breathe its air, / How long before / I enter there?

    • Antonia White,
    • "The Key," Strangers ()
  • Two hands are better than four sometimes.

  • Her greedy black eyes and the way she held her head on one side made her look as if she were always guessing the price of something.

  • She could not say whether being with this man was like finding something new or rediscovering something forgotten.

Antonia White, English writer, diarist

(1899 - 1980)

Real name: Eirene Botting.