(1899-1973) Anglo-Irish Novelist
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Art is one thing that can go on mattering once it has stopped hurting.
Jealousy is no more than feeling alone against smiling enemies.
Art is the only thing that can go on mattering, once it has stopped hurting.
Experience isn't interesting till it begins to repeat itself - in fact, till it does that, it hardly is experience.
Fate is not an eagle, it creeps like a rat.
Let's face it - who ever is adequate? We all create situations each other can't live up to, then break our hearts at them because they don't.
Life is a succession of readjustments.
Memory is to love what the saucer is to the cup.
Nobody speaks the truth when there is something they must have.
Only in a house where one has learnt to be lonely does one have this solicitude for things. One's relation to them, the daily seeing or touching, begins to become love, and to lay one open to pain.
Some people are moulded by their admirations, others by their hostilities.
When you love someone all your saved-up wishes start coming out.