Quotation by Arnold Bennett

Because her instinct has told her, or because she has been reliably informed, the faded virgin knows that the supreme joys are not for her; she knows by a process of the intellect; but she can feel her deprivation no more than the young mother can feel the hardship of the virgin's lot.
Arnold Bennett (1867–1931), British novelist. The Journals of Arnold Bennett, entry for March 18, 1897 (1932).
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