Magda Szabó

Magda Szabó

Hungarian author, translator
5 October 1917 — 19 November 2007

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If I ask for something and you give it, do it without a speech; otherwise what's the point of giving.

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Every emotional relationship contains the possibility of attack; and the more people I let get close to me, the more numerous the channels along which danger might come to me.

If the sand has drained out for someone, don`t hold him back, because you can`t give him anything to replace life. [...] To love, you have to know how to kill, too.

God generally doesn't pay any attention to us if we ask for something, but if we're afraid of something, he always grants it.


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