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E.X. Ferrars

  • Most of us think we've had more trouble than we deserve.

  • Cecily was not likely to be cheerful, and Cecily depressed had the art of clawing all the emotional stuffing out of people.

  • ... if you know a person really well, the truth is you can't guess how they'll act in an altogether new sort of crisis. ... intimacy creates a special environment for two people, and the deeper the intimacy, the more they both live within it, the closer its boundaries usually are, so that all that lies beyond them becomes with time not less but more and more of a mystery.

  • Facts, I feel, should be ready to yield to manipulation. But unfortunately they're a stubborn lot.

  • Children do not see themselves as shocking or surprising and do not want other people to do so.

  • We never wholly shed anything that we have ever been.

  • Ah, gratitude, that's a terrible thing, a dangerous thing.

E.X. Ferrars, English writer

(1907 - 1995)

Real name: Morna Doris MacTaggart Brown. Also known as Elizabeth Ferrars.