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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.
When a man goes through six years' training to be a doctor he will never be the same. He knows too much.

Dead news like dead love has no phoenix in its ashes.
The great and terrible step was taken. What else could you expect from a girl so expectant? 'Sex,' said Frank Harris, 'is the gateway to life.' So I went through the gateway in an upper room in the Cafe Royal.
If a dog doesn't put you first where are you both? In what relation? A dog needs God. It lives by your glances, your wishes. It even shares your humour. This happens about the fifth year. If it doesn't happen you are only keeping an animal.
As for death one gets used to it, even if it's only other people's death you get used to.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Autobiography, ch. 15 (1969).
R: National Velvet/ 1935
A: Enid Bagnold's Autobiography."
N: Autobiography, ch. 10 (1969).
K: Autobiography, ch. 16 (1969).

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