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Margery Sharp

  • There is nothing so intractable as a calendar.

  • As she grew older she naturally spent more time in her mother's company; but it might fairly be said that the acquaintance did not ripen.

  • I hope he will make his name, as you call it. Though I believe many artists make a name without making an income.

  • But truth, that dangerous commodity, has a way of sticking ...

  • It seemed that the impulse to defend one's husband could co-exist with the most bitter knowledge of his deficiencies.

  • She had a mean and petty mind. She disliked everything she didn't understand, and she understood practically nothing.

  • Youth is always a little offended to find itself not preferred: it cannot help feeling that when it admits the old to its society, it confers a benefit.

  • It is the gift of all poets to find the commonplace astonishing, and the astonishing quite natural.

  • There is nothing more tedious than a constant round of gaiety.

  • ... there is always this about a nadir, that any subsequent motion must inevitably be upwards. Unless, of course, the pendulum has stopped.

Margery Sharp, English writer

(1905 - 1991)