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    When a man goes through six years training to be a doctor he will never be the same. He knows too much.
    — Enid Bagnold
    tags: men  year  doctor 
     
    The theatre is a gross art, built in sweeps and over-emphasis. Compromise is its second name.
    — Enid Bagnold
    If a dog doesn't put you first where are you both? In what relation? A dog needs God. It lives by your glances, your wishes. It even shares your humor. This happens about the fifth year. If it doesn't happen you are only keeping an animal.
    — Enid Bagnold
    tags: animals  humor  live  wishes  dog  god  shares  year 
     
    As for death one gets used to it, even if it's only other people's death you get used to.
    — Enid Bagnold
    tags: death 
     
    A father is always making his baby into a little woman. And when she is a woman he turns her back again.
    — Enid Bagnold
    tags: women  father 
     
    It was March. The days of March creeping gustily on like something that man couldn't hinder and God wouldn't hurry.
    — Enid Bagnold
    tags: men  god 
     
    And now, finished with that puzzling mixture of insane intimacy and isolation which is notoriety, Velvet was able to get on quietly to her next adventures.
    — Enid Bagnold
    If I had my life over again, I'd have thought more about words. And thought about them earlier.
    — Enid Bagnold
    tags: thoughts 
     
    The pleasure of one's effect on other people still exists in age - what's called making a hit. But the hit is much rarer and made of different stuff.
    — Enid Bagnold
    tags: people  age  pleasure 
     
    Judges don't age; time decorates them.
    — Enid Bagnold
    tags: time 
     
    Sex- the great inequality, the great miscalculator, the great Irritator.
    — Enid Bagnold
    Pity is exhaustible. What a terrible discovery!
    — Enid Bagnold
    Why do birds sing in the morning? It's the triumphant shout: 'We got through another night!'
    — Enid Bagnold
    I shall continue to explore-the astonishment of living.
    — Enid Bagnold
    tags: living 
     
    Before you fall asleep everyday, say something positive to yourself.
    — Enid Bagnold
    tags: positive 
     
    One never knows when one is old for certain.
    — Enid Bagnold
    From birth to death we are alone...
    — Enid Bagnold
    tags: death  alone  birth 
     
    Isn't the fear of pain next brother to pain itself?
    — Enid Bagnold
    tags: fear  pain 
     
    if death becomes cheap it is the watcher, not the dying, who is poisoned.
    — Enid Bagnold
    tags: death  dying 
     
    The dangerous thing about hate is that it seems so reasonable.
    — Enid Bagnold
    tags: hate  dangerous 
     
    One's palate is reborn every morning!
    — Enid Bagnold
    Let this serve as an axiom to every lover: A woman who refuses lunch refuses everything.
    — Enid Bagnold
    tags: women 
     
    An only child is never twelve.
    — Enid Bagnold
    tags: children  child 
     
    There may be wonder in money, but, dear God, there is money in wonder.
    — Enid Bagnold
    tags: wonder  god  money 
     
    The Press blew, the public stared, hands flew out like a million little fishes after bread.
    — Enid Bagnold
    I am not a born writer, but I was born a writer.
    — Enid Bagnold
    As for death, one gets used to it, even if it is only other people is death you get used to.
    — Enid Bagnold
    tags: death  people 
     
    Who wants to become a writer? And why? Because it's the answer to everything... It's the streaming reason for living. To note, to pin down, to build up, to create, to be astonished at nothing, to cherish the oddities, to let nothing go down the drain, to make something, to make a great flower out of life, even if it's a cactus.
    — Enid Bagnold
    tags: living  flowers 
     
    Dead news like dead love has no phoenix in its ashes.
    — Enid Bagnold
    But I had been in love pretty often and I didn't think it stood the wear and tear.
    — Enid Bagnold
    tags: tears 
     
    After forty years of marriage we still stood with broken swords in our hands.
    — Enid Bagnold
    tags: broken  marriage  year 
     
    Marriage. The beginning and the end are wonderful. But the middle part is hell.
    — Enid Bagnold
    tags: hell  marriage 
     
    Things come suitable to the time.
    — Enid Bagnold
    tags: time 
     
    One can lie, but truth is more interesting.
    — Enid Bagnold
    tags: truth  lies 
     
    In marriage there are no manners to keep up, and beneath the wildest accusations no real criticism. Each is familiar with that ancient child in the other who may erupt again. We are not ridiculous to ourselves. We are ageless. That is the luxury of the wedding ring.
    — Enid Bagnold
    It's not till sex has died out between a man and a woman that they can really love. And now I mean affection. Now I mean to be fond of (as one is fond of oneself) --to hope, to be disappointed, to live inside the other heart.
    — Enid Bagnold
    tags: men  women  heart  live  sex  hope 
     
    You will be old- fashioned one day. It's more shocking than getting old.
    — Enid Bagnold
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    enid bagnold
    Birth    : October 27, 1889
    Death  : March 31, 1981
    Occupation  : Author