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Enid Bagnold
(1889-1981) born on
Oct 27
English novelist, playwright. She was known for her broad range of subject and style; wrote "National Velvet," 1935 and the prize-winning play "The Chalk Garden," 1956.
         
   
F
Who wants to become a writer? And why? Because it's the answer to everything. To "Why am I here?" To uselessness. It's the streaming reason for living. To note, to pin down, to build up, to create, to be astonished at nothing, to cherish the oddities...

R
Judges don't age. Time decorates them.
A
The theatre is a gross art, built in sweeps and over-emphasis. Compromise is its second name.
N
A father is always making his baby into a little woman. And when she is a woman he turns her back again.
K
The pleasure of one's effect on other people still exists in age -- what's called making a hit. But the hit is much rarer and made of different stuff.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Autobiography, ch. 3, 1969.
R: Judge, in The Chalk Garden, act 2.
A: Autobiography, ch. 3, 1969.
N: Autobiography, ch. 4, 1969.
K: Autobiography, ch. 5, 1969.
   


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