Margaret Laurence Quotes


In some families please is described as the magic word. In our house however it was sorry.

Privacy is a privilege not granted to the aged or the young.

Holidays are enticing only for the first week or so. After that it is no longer such a novelty to rise late and have little to do.

I am rampant with memory.

Animals are less alone with roaring than we are with all these words.

Why doesn't Prin go and get her own goddamn blistering bloody shitty jelly doughnuts?

Will we ever reach a point when it is no longer necessary to say Them and Us? I believe we must reach that point or perish.

Bless me or not Lord just as You please for I'll not beg.

Pride was my wilderness and the demon that led me there was fear.

Know that although in the eternal scheme of things you are small you are also unique and irreplaceable as are all your fellow humans everywhere in the world.

Follow your heart and you perish.

The dead don't bear a grudge nor seek a blessing. The dead don't rest uneasy. Only the living.

What goes on inside isn't ever the same as what goes on outside.

If I hadn't had my children I wouldn't have written more and better I would have written less and worse.

When I say work I only mean writing. Everything else is just odd jobs.

Well you're young. You know a lot you won't know later on.

As we grow older we should become not less radical but more so.