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Elizabeth Jane Howard
“Mum kept the rest of the house so nice that it was in a perpetual state of suspended animation — there was no sign that anyone ever read, sewed, talked, left things about, or even dropped or broke them — whatever they did, she cleared it up almost before they had finished doing it. Even meals were cleared off the table the moment their mouths — or possibly only plates — were empty. ... Largely on the strength of these things, Mrs. Lamb had the reputation for being a wonderful wife and mother.”
“I'm not particularly keen on pity. Pity takes something away from grief. People think they're sharing it, but really they're just taking some. I prefer to keep my grief intact.”
“Sex is like petrol. It's a galvaniser, a wonderful fuel for starting a relationship.”
Elizabeth Jane Howard, U.S. writer, actor, model
(1924 - 2014)