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Анита Брукнер

Дата рождения: 16. Июль 1928
Дата смерти: 10. Март 2016

Ани́та Бру́кнер — английская писательница и историк искусства.


„Зря потраченное в молодости время – вот иногда вся свобода, которую имеет человек.“

„Good women always think it is their fault when someone else is being offensive. Bad women never take the blame for anything.“ Hotel du Lac


„My idea of absolute happiness is to sit in a hot garden all, reading, or writing, utterly safe in the knowledge that the person I love will come home to me in the evening. Every evening.'

'You are a romantic, Edith,' repeated Mr Neville, with a smile.

'It is you who are wrong,' she replied. 'I have been listening to that particular accusation for most of my life. I am not a romantic. I am a domestic animal. I do not sigh and yearn for extravagant displays of passion, for the grand affair, the world well lost for love. I know all that, and know that it leaves you lonely. No, what I crave is the simplicity of routine. An evening walk, arm in arm, in fine weather. A game of cards. Time for idle talk. Preparing a meal together.“
Hotel du Lac

„Dr Weiss, at forty, knew that her life had been ruined by literature“ A Start in Life

„It was then that I saw the business of writing for what it truly was and is to me. It is your penance for not being lucky. It is an attempt to reach others and to make them love you. It is your instinctive protest, when you find you have no voice at the world's tribunals, and that no one will speak for you. I would give my entire output of words, past, present and to come, in exchange for easier access to the world, for permission to state "I hurt" or " I hate" or " I want". Or indeed, "Look at me". And I do not go back on this. For once a thing is known it can never be unknown. It can only be forgotten. And writing is the enemy of forgetfulness, or thoughtlessness. For the writer there is no oblivion. Only endless memory.“ Look at Me

„A woman owes it to herself to have pretty things. And if she feels good she looks good.

You are wrong if you think you cannot live without love.
I cannot live without it. I do not mean that I go into a decline, develop odd symptons, became a caricature. I mean that I cannot live well without it. I cannot think or act or speak or write or even dream with any kind of energy in the absence of love. I feel excluded from the living world. I become cold, fish-like, immobile. I implode. My idea of absolute happiness is to sit in a hot garden all day, reading or writing, utterly safe in the knowledge that the person I love will come home to me in the evening. Every evening. I am not a romantic. I am a domesticated animal. I do not sigh and yearn for extravagant displays of passion, for the grand affair, the world well lost for love. I know all that, and know that it leaves you lonely. No, what I crave is the simplicity of routine. An evening walk, arm in arm, in fine weather. A game of cards. Time for idle talk. Preparing a meal together.“
Hotel du Lac

„Problems of human behavior still continue to baffle us, but at least in the Library we have them properly filed.“

„I suppose what one wants really is ideal company and books are ideal company.“


„For once a thing is known, it can never be unknown. It can only be forgotten.“ Look at Me

„The essence of romantic love is that wonderful beginning, after which sadness and impossibility may become the rule.“

„You never know what you will learn till you start writing. Then you discover truths you never knew existed.“

„In real life, of course, it is the hare that wins. Every time. Look around you.“


„That sun, that light had faded, and she had faded with them. Now she was as grey as the season itself.“ Hotel du Lac

„[…] as if the next thing must quickly come along to occupy her, or the abyss might open. What abyss? The abyss that waits for all of us, when all our actions seem futile, when the ability to fill the day seems stalled, and the waiting takes on an edge of dread.“ Latecomers

„And without understanding, could each properly love the other?“ Latecomers

„Real love is a pilgrimage. It happens when there is no strategy, but it is very rare because most people are strategists“

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