Quotation by Anita Brookner

A man can go from being a lover to being a stranger in three moves flat ... but a woman under the guise of friendship will engage in acts of duplicity which come to light very much later. There are different species of self-justification.
Anita Brookner (b. 1938), British novelist, art historian. Novelists in Interview, ed. John Haffenden (1985).
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