Barbara Pym Quotes

Barbara Pym Quotes: Novel writing is a kind of private pleasure, even if nothing comes of it in worldly terms.
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Barbara Pym Quote: What a good thing there is no marriage or giving in marriage in the after-life; it will certainly help to smooth things out.
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Quotes about Barbara Pym: She set about preparing her supper. It would have to be one of those classically simple meals, the sort that French peasants are said to eat and that enlightened English people sometimes enjoy rather self-consciously - a crusty French loaf, cheese, and lettuce and tomatoes from the garden. Of course there should have been wine and a lovingly prepared dressing of oil and vinegar, but Dulcie drank orange squash and ate mayonnaise that came from a bottle.
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Quote about Barbara Pym: Perhaps I need some shattering experience to awaken and inspire me, or at least to give me some emotion to recollect in tranquility. But how to get it? Sit here and wait for it or go out and seek it? . . . I expect it will be sit and wait.
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Barbara Pym Sayings: Oh, this coming back to an empty house,' Rupert thought, when he had seen her safely up to her door. People - though perhaps it was only women - seemed to make so much of it. As if life itself were not as empty as the house one was coming back to.
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