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Renata Adler Quotes





Bored people, unless they sleep a lot, are cruel.
 

Fear... is forward. No one is afraid of yesterday.
 

Idle people are often bored and bored people, unless they sleep a lot, are cruel. It is not accident that boredom and cruelty are great preoccupations in our time.
 

In the strange heat all litigation brings to bear on things, the very process of litigation fosters the most profound misunderstandings in the world.
 

It is always self-defeating to pretend to a generation younger than your own; it simply erases your own experience in history.
 

It is always self-defeating to pretend to the style of a generation younger than your own; it simply erases your own experience in history.
[Youth]
 

No one ever confides a secret to one person only. No one destroys all copies of a document.
 

Nothing defines the quality of life in a community more clearly than people who regard themselves, or whom the consensus chooses to regard, as mentally unwell.