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“Children who were very truly pious in a Catholic childhood are apt to retain a nostalgia for the absolute.”
“Poetry ... is the music and painting of the mind.”
“This is the heritage of Catholic education ... one which those who went to Catholic schools always recognize in each other, members of a secret society who, when they meet, huddle together, temporarily at truce with the rest of the world, while they cautiously, untrustingly, lick each other's wounds.”
Sonia Orwell, English executor of George Orwell's estate, his second wife
(1918 - 1980)
Full name: Sonia Mary Brownell Orwell.