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" A bad review is even less important than whether it is raining in Patagonia. "
" He was a sociologist; he had got into an intellectual muddle early on in life and never managed to get out. "
" Falling out of love is very enlightening. For a short while you see the world with new eyes. "
" The notion that one will not survive a particular catastrophe is, in general terms, a comfort since it is equivalent to abolishing the catastrophe. "
" Human affairs are not serious, but they have to be taken seriously. "
" We live in a fantasy world, a world of illusion. The great task in life is to find reality. "
" Being good is just a matter of temperament in the end. "
" We shall be better prepared for the future if we see how terrible, how doomed the present is. "
" No love is entirely without worth, even when the frivolous calls to the frivolous and the base to the base. "
" The absolute yearning of one human body for another particular body and its indifference to substitutes is one of life's major mysteries. "
" I daresay anything can be made holy by being sincerely worshipped. "
" Literature could be said to be a sort of disciplined technique for arousing certain emotions. "
" Perhaps misguided moral passion is better than confused indifference. "
" There is no substitute for the comfort supplied by the utterly taken-for-granted relationship. "
" Anything that consoles is fake. "
" In philosophy if you aren't moving at a snail's pace you aren't moving at all. "
" All art is a struggle to be, in a particular sort of way, virtuous. "
" Between saying and doing, many a pair of shoes is worn out. "
" Falling out of love is chiefly a matter of forgetting how charming someone is. "
" Happiness is a matter of one's most ordinary and everyday mode of consciousness being busy and lively and unconcerned with self. "
" We can only learn to love by loving. "
" I see myself as Rhoda, not Mary Tyler Moore. "
" Every man needs two women: a quiet home-maker, and a thrilling nymph. "
" I think being a woman is like being Irish. Everyone says you're important and nice, but you take second place all the same. "
" Writing is like getting married. One should never commit oneself until one is amazed at one's luck. "
" People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us. "
" Perhaps when distant people on other planets pick up some wavelength of ours all they hear is a continuous scream. "
" The priesthood is a marriage. People often start by falling in love, and they go on for years without realizing that love must change into some other love which is so unlike it that it can hardly be recognized as love at all. "
" In almost every marriage there is a selfish and an unselfish partner. A pattern is set up and soon becomes inflexible, of one person always making the demands and one person always giving way. "
" Only lies and evil come from letting people off. "
" Love is the difficult realization that something other than oneself is real. "