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Nancy Mitfordová

Datum narození: 28. listopad 1904
Datum úmrtí: 30. červen 1973

Nancy Mitford byla anglickou spisovatelkou zabývající se historickou literaturou, především biografiemi. Mezi oceněními, která získala, byl Řád britského impéria. Zemřela na Hodgkinovu nemoc.


„Z londýnského New Looku jsem málem umřela smíchy. Celé krinolíny z pestře potištěného kartounu. Zjevně tu zapůsobil Dior - když si uvědomil, že má tohle vlastně na svědomí, skoro se chtěl zabít.“

„I love children, especially when they cry, for then someone takes them away.“


„I think housework is far more tiring and frightening than hunting is, no comparison, and yet after hunting we had eggs for tea and were made to rest for hours, but after housework people expect one to go on just as if nothing special had happened.“

„If I had a girl I should say to her, 'Marry for love if you can, it won't last, but it is a very interesting experience and makes a good beginning in life. Later on, when you marry for money, for heaven's sake let it be big money. There are no other possible reasons for marrying at all.“ Christmas Pudding

„The trouble is that people seem to expect happiness in life. I can't imagine why; but they do. They are unhappy before they marry, and they imagine to themselves that the reason of their unhappiness will be removed when they are married. When it isn't they blame the other person, which is clearly absurd. I believe that is what generally starts the trouble.“ Christmas Pudding

„Life is sometimes sad and often dull, but there are currants in the cake, and here is one of them.“ The Pursuit of Love

„Twice in her life she had mistaken something else for it; it was like seeing somebody in the street who you think is a friend, you whistle and wave and run after him, and it is not only not the friend, but not even very like him. A few minutes later the real friend appears in view, and then you can't imagine how you ever mistook that other person for him. Linda was now looking upon the authentic face of love, and she knew it, but it frightened her. That it should come so casually, so much by a series of accidents, was frightening.“ The Pursuit of Love & Love in a Cold Climate

„Sun, silence, and happiness.“ The Pursuit of Love


„She was filled with a strange, wild, unfamiliar happiness, and knew that this was love. Twice in her life she had mistaken something else for it; it was like seeing somebody in the street who you think is a friend, you whistle and wave and run after him, but it is not only not the friend, but not even very like him. A few minutes later the real friend appears in view, and then you can’t imagine how you ever mistook that other person for him.“ The Pursuit of Love

„Life itself, she thought, as she went upstairs to dress for dinner, was stranger than dreams and far, far more disordered.“ Christmas Pudding

„But I think she would have been happy with Fabrice,' I said. 'He was the great love of her life, you know.'
Oh, dulling,' said my mother, sadly. 'One always thinks that. Every, every time.“
The Pursuit of Love & Love in a Cold Climate

„always either on a peak of happiness or drowning in black waters of despair they loved or they loathed, they lived in a world of superlatives“ The Pursuit of Love


„You've no idea how long life goes on and how many, many changes it brings. Young people seem to imagine that it's over in a flash, that they do this thing, or that thing, and then die, but I can assure you they are quite wrong.“ Love in a Cold Climate and Other Novels

„To fall in love you have to be in the state of mind for it to take, like a disease.“

„The worst of being a Communist is the parties you may go to are - well - awfully funny and touching but not very gay... I don't see the point of sad parties, do you? And Left-wing people are always sad because they mind dreadfully about their causes, and the causes are always going so badly.“ The Pursuit of Love & Love in a Cold Climate

„Oh! How like a woman," Davey said. "Sex, my dear Sadie, is not a sovereign cure for everything, you know. I only wish it were.“ The Pursuit of Love & Love in a Cold Climate

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