Oh, God, who does not exist, you hate women, otherwise you'd have made them different. And Jesus, who snubbed your mother, you hate them more.
Girls in their Married Bliss (London: Jonathan Cape, 1964) p. 119
The vote, I thought, means nothing to women, we should be armed.Edna O'Brien
Writers really live in the mind and in hotels of the soul.Edna O'Brien
It is increasingly clear that the fate of the universe will come to depend more and more on individuals as the bungling of bureaucracy permeates every corner of our existence.Edna O'Brien
Ordinary life bypassed me, but I also bypassed it. It couldn't have been any other way.Conventional life and conventional people are not for me.Edna O'Brien