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Fay Weldon

Fay Weldon at the Copenhagen Book Fair in 2008
Born (1931-09-22) 22 September 1931 (age 85)
Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
Occupation Author, essayist, playwright
Relatives Alan Birkinshaw (brother)

I love acting. It is so much more real than life.
Nothing happens, and nothing happens, and then everything happens.
Beauty is the first present nature gives to women and the first it takes away.
Fay Weldon
Men are irrelevant.
There's no such thing as old age, there is only sorrow.
The greatest things are accomplished by individual people, not by committees or companies.
Fay Weldon
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.
Fay Weldon
The desire for self-expression afflicts people when they feel there is something of themselves which is not getting through to the outside world.
Fay Weldon
People give us credit only for what we ourselves believe.
Only one thing registers on the subconscious mind: repetitive application – practice. What you practice is what you manifest.
Fay Weldon
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.
Fay Weldon
No one could be more happy than a man who has never known affliction.