The Magnificent Spinster by May Sarton

– It is odd543241.jpg that, on the whole, novelists speak little of friendship between opposite sexes, and especially these days, when sexual encounters dominate everything else in most fictional characters. –

– She made me see that my tendency to talk a lot in class sometimes prevented shyer students from contributing. –

– Anger is so close to grief. –

– What I could not know was that death brings with it a thousand errands and responsibilities, and the bereaved are too busy to mourn or even to think. –

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