Enid Bagnold

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Enid Bagnold Quotes

  • ''When a man goes through six years' training to be a doctor he will never be the same. He knows too much.''
    Enid Bagnold (1889-1981), British novelist, playwright. Autobiography, ch. 15 (1969).
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  • ''Sex—the great inequality, the great miscalculator, the great Irritator.''
    Enid Bagnold (1889-1981), British novelist, playwright. Autobiography, ch. 6 (1969).
  • ''A father is always making his baby into a little woman. And when she is a woman he turns her back again.''
    Enid Bagnold (1889-1981), British novelist, playwright. Autobiography, ch. 4 (1969).
  • ''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 (1889-1981), British novelist, playwright. Autobiography, ch. 5 (1969).
  • ''As for death one gets used to it, even if it's only other people's death you get used to.''
    Enid Bagnold (1889-1981), British novelist, playwright. Autobiography, ch. 16 (1969).
  • ''The theatre is a gross art, built in sweeps and over-emphasis. Compromise is its second name.''
    Enid Bagnold (1889-1981), British novelist, playwright. Autobiography, ch. 3 (1969).
  • ''Judges don't age. Time decorates them.''
    Enid Bagnold (1889-1981), British novelist, playwright. Judge, in The Chalk Garden, act 2 (1953).

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