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.
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...
Judges don't age. Time decorates them.
The theatre is a gross art, built in sweeps and over-emphasis. Compromise is its second name.
A father is always making his baby into a little woman. And when she is a woman he turns her back again.
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.