Muriel Spark Quotes

If you’re going to do a thing, you should do it thoroughly. If you’re going to be a Christian, you may as well be a Catholic. Muriel Spark

It is impossible to persuade a man who does not disagree, but smiles. Muriel Spark

Parents learn a lot from their children about coping with life. Muriel Spark

I wouldn’t take the Pope too seriously. He’s a Pole first, a pope second, and maybe a Christian third. Muriel Spark

Being over seventy is like being engaged in a war. All our friends are going or gone and we survive amongst the dead and the dying as on a battlefield. Muriel Spark

I used to think it a pity that her mother rather than she had not thought of birth control. Muriel Spark

One should only see a psychiatrist out of boredom. Muriel Spark

When a noble life has prepared old age, it is not decline that it reveals, but the first days of immortality. Muriel Spark

Be on the alert to recognize your prime at whatever time of your life it may occur. Muriel Spark

It is impossible to repent of love. The sin of love does not exist. Muriel Spark