V. S. Pritchett
Life – how curious is that habit that makes us think it is not here, but elsewhere.
In our family, as far as we are concerned, we were born and what happened before that is myth.
How extraordinary it is that one feels most guilt about the sins one is unable to commit.
Well, youth is the period of assumed personalities and disguises. It is the time of the sincerely insincere.
The Canadian spirit is cautious, observant and critical where the American is assertive.
The secret of happiness is to find a congenial monotony.