Dame Emilie Rose Macaulay, DBE was an English writer, most noted for her award-winning novel The Towers of Trebizond, about a small Anglo-Catholic group crossing Turkey by camel. The story is seen as a spiritual autobiography, reflecting her own changing and conflicting beliefs. Macaulay’s novels were partly influenced by Virginia Woolf; she also wrote biographies and travelogues.
|If war is so easily averted as all this it does seem a pity no P[rime] M[inister] except Neville Chamberlain] has thought of it before. Peace without Honour seems to be what we have got. I'm glad. One can't expect both.||Diplomacy & Diplomats|
|Naturally I knew it was ridiculous to deprive half the people of the country of any voice in the laws they had to live under, merely on account of a trifling difference in sex, but I did not think anything I could do about it was likely to be helpful.||Minorities & Women|
|Each wrong act brings with it its own anesthetic, dulling the conscience and blinding it against further light, and sometimes for years.|
|It is a common delusion that you make things better by talking about them.|
|It was a book to kill time for those who like it better dead.||Time|
|Love's a disease. But curable.||Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex|
|You should always believe what you read in the newspapers, for that makes them more interesting.|