P. D. James Quotes

P. D. James Quotes: There is no point in regretting any part of the past. The past can't now be altered, the future has yet to be lived, and consciously to experience every moment of the present is the only way to gain at least the illusion of immortality.
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P. D. James Quote: Perhaps it's only when people are dead that we can safely show how much we cared about them. We know that it's too late then for them to do anything about it.
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Quotes about P. D. James: When I heard, Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, I thought, Did he fall or was he pushed?
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Quote about P. D. James: The weekend break had begun with the usual resentment and had continued with half-repressed ill humour. It was, of course, his fault. He had been more ready to hurt his wife's feelings and deprive his daughter than inconvenience a pub bar full of strangers. He wished there could be one memory of his dead child which wasn't tainted with guilt and regret.
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P. D. James Sayings: to look back on one's life is to experience the capriciousness of memory. ... the past is not static. It can be relived only in memory, and memory is a device for forgetting as well as remembering. It, too, is not immutable. It rediscovers, reinvents, reorganizes. Like a passage of prose it can be revised and repunctuated. To that extent, every autobiography is a work of fiction and every work of fiction an autobiography.
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P. D. James Saying: All these problems [deciding cases] are easier for people who believe in God. Those of us who don't or can't have to do the best we can. That's what the law is, the best we can do. Human justice is imperfect, but it's the only justice we have.
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Sayings about P. D. James: It shows considerable wisdom to know what you want in life and then to direct all your energies towards getting it.
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Saying about P. D. James: A letter is paradoxically the most revealing and the most deceptive of confessional revelations. We all have our inconsistencies, prejudices, irrationalities which, although strongly felt at the time, may be transitory. A letter captures the mood of the moment. The transitory becomes immutably fixed, part of the evidence for the prosecution or the defence.
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P. D. James Quotes: gossip ... was like any other commodity in the marketplace. You received it only if you had something of value to give.
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P. D. James Quote: First-class travel, provided one hasn't to pay for it oneself, is the most insidiously addictive of life's luxuries.
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