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“All intellectual missionaries tend to lechery.”
“... the woman's eyes were alive as oysters.”
“There's a kind of virgin one only becomes with difficulty.”
“I have tried and failed to lead a conventional life. When I try to be like other people, I fall out of bed.”
“Happiness is a fragile thing, and alcohol, as I know from the house I grew up in, is dangerous to it.”
“She belonged to a generation of women who had been well fed on meat and potatoes and some of their bodies could not forget this.”
Marian Engel, Canadian writer
(1933 - 1985)