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Shirley Hazzard
(1931-____) born on
Jan 30
Australian novelist. She is best known for "The Transit of Venus," 1980 and "The Evening of the Holiday," 1965.
         
   
F
Perhaps if we lived with less physical beauty we would develop our true natures more.

R
"Sometimes, surely, truth is closer to imagination or to intelligence, to love than to fact? To be accurate is not to be right."
A
It's a nervous work. The state that you need to write is the state that others are paying large sums to get rid of.
N
"Do you ever notice," asked Luisa, "how easy it is to forgive a person any number of faults for one endearing characteristic . . . while someone with many good qualities is insupportable for a single defect if it happens to be a boring one?"
K
[C]hronological prestige is tenacious: once attained, it can't be shed; it increased moment by moment, day by day, pressing its honours on you until you are lavishly, overly endowed with them. Until you literally sink under them.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "2,715 One-Line Quotations for Speakers, Writers & Raconteurs," by Edward F. Murphy, 1981.
R: "The Evening of the Holiday," ch. 11, 1965.
A: In NY "Times," 25 Mar 80
N: "The Evening of the Holiday," ch. 13, 1965.
K: "The Bay of Noon," ch. 1, 1970.
   


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