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    sybille bedford Quotes

    I detest . . . anything over-cooked, over-herbed, over-sauced, over elaborate. Nothing can go very far wrong at table as long as there is honest bread, butter, olive oil, a generous spirit, lively appetites and attention to what we are eating.
    — Sybille Bedford
    tags: wrong  attention  spirit 
     
    All wealth is relative; and so is its absence.
    — Sybille Bedford
    tags: wealth 
     
    The future of human society. Had it made an irrevocably false start? The compass error that gets harder to correct with every mile you go?
    — Sybille Bedford
    tags: society  future  human 
     
    I write because I'm a writer. It is rather like cooking: to make something out of the raw material at hand.
    — Sybille Bedford
    tags: write 
     
    All food is the gift of the gods and has something of the miraculous, the egg no less than the truffle.
    — Sybille Bedford
    tags: food  gift  god 
     
    public opinion, the sum of private opinions, does matter, can matter often for good.
    — Sybille Bedford
    tags: opinion 
     
    It would seem that in history it's never a tooth for a tooth, but a thousand, a hundred thousand for one.
    — Sybille Bedford
    A part, a large part, of traveling is an engagement of the ego v. the world. The world is hydra headed, as old as the rocks and as changing as the sea, enmeshed inextricably in its ways. The ego wants to arrive at places safely and on time.
    — Sybille Bedford
    tags: time  world  ego 
     
    In Europe, where human relations like clothes are supposed to last, one's got to be wearable. In France one has to be interesting, in Italy pleasant, in England one has to fit.
    — Sybille Bedford
    tags: human  england 
     
    One does odd things. You see, when one's young one doesn't feel part of it yet, the human condition; one does things because they are not "for good"; one thinks everything is a rehearsal - to be repeated ad lib, to be put right when the curtain goes up in earnest. One day you know that the curtain was up all the time. That was the performance.
    — Sybille Bedford
    tags: time  young  human  right 
     
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