Fay Weldon at the Copenhagen Book Fair in 2008
22 September 1931 |
Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
|Occupation||Author, essayist, playwright|
|Relatives||Alan Birkinshaw (brother)|
Beauty is the first present nature gives to women and the first it takes away.
The greatest things are accomplished by individual people, not by committees or companies.
We shelter children for a time; we live side by side with men; and that is all. We owe them nothing, and are owed nothing. I think we owe our friends more, especially our female friends.
The desire for self-expression afflicts people when they feel there is something of themselves which is not getting through to the outside world.
Only one thing registers on the subconscious mind: repetitive application – practice. What you practice is what you manifest.
Young women especially have something invested in being nice people, and it's only when you have children that you realise you're not a nice person at all, but generally a selfish bully.