Facts about Mary Wesley

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Summary

Mary Wesley was a famous Novelist from United Kingdom, who lived between June 24, 1912 and December 30, 2002. He/she became 90 years old.

Zodiac etc.

He/she is born under the zodiac cancer, who is known for Emotion, Diplomatic, Intensity, Impulsive, Selective. Our collection contains 29 quotes who is written / told by Mary.

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Famous quotes by Mary Wesley (29)


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"We all lie to each other, present some sort of front"
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"My father was a soldier and my mother was a great mover. She once counted up how many places she had lived in during the first 25 years of her marriage and it came to 20"
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"In my eighties, my best friends are in their fifties, and I have many friends at university. It keeps one young, and up with the vocabulary. That's terribly important, especially for a writer"
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"I don't write for any particular kind of person"
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"Women's courage is rather different from men's. The fact that women have to bring up children and look after husbands makes them braver at facing long-term issues, such as illness. Men are more immediately courageous. Lots of people are brave in battle"
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"Twenty years ago, I was living in a lovely cottage on the edge of Dartmoor but I couldn't afford to run a car"
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"They may turn out to be a great disappointment, or perhaps they may be full of enchanting surprises"
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"My first husband would never make up his mind in less than five years, so I used to get him to think that whatever course of action needed to be taken was his idea. Then he'd go right ahead"
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"It was pretty awful for us children because we never really knew the local children. Mother was keen for us to learn languages, so our travels took us to France and Italy, as well as the West Country"
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"We're all like children. We may think we grow up, but to me, being grown up is death, stopping thinking, trying to find out things, going on learning"
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"It seemed sensible to move to a market town where I could walk everywhere"
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"Each marriage has to be judged separately, and we never know what's going on in another person's marriage"
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"Writing Part of the Scenery has been a very different experience. I have been reminded of people and events, real and imaginary which have been part of my life. This book is a celebration of the land which means so much to me"
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"Unimaginative people are spared quite a lot. They're often much happier, because they don't go through all the variety of conceptions of the person they love"
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"That image of the countryside being a threatening place still exists. People continue to resist the challenge of learning about aspects of life they don't understand"
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"I never really know the title of a book until it's finished"
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"I found out only recently that we were making an index of enemy code signs"
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"Rebecca is an example of how not to manage men. The rules of the game never change, it requires subtlety"
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"People try much less hard to make a marriage work than they used to fifty years ago. Divorce is easier"
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"Of course risk-taking does not always pay off, but it's a lot of fun!"
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"Looking back, I understand that I was teaching myself to write"
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"Imagination which comes into play in falling in love is different from any other. Certainly in my case, and I've fallen in love all my life, one imagines the person to be as you want them to be. They frequently turn out to be someone different, for better or worse"
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"I was sent to a finishing school, which didn't last long when mother found out how badly chaperoned we were. Then I 'came out' before going to a domestic science school"
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"I always read that men don't like intelligent girls, but I've always found the reverse"
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"I remember the evacuee children from towns and cities throwing stones at the farm animals. When we explained that if you did that you wouldn't have any milk, meat or eggs, they soon learned to respect the animals"
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"I have a garden, and I'm passionately interested in young people"
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"You know what it's like to persuade a pigheaded child to do something they don't want to. If they hear the same suggestion from someone else, they'll go right off and do it"
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"I have deliberately left Sylvester and Julia's appearances to the reader's imagination"
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"A lot of people stop short. They don't actually die but they say, 'Right I'm old, and I'm going to retire,' and then they dwindle into nothing. They go off to Florida and become jolly boring"


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