Hilary Mantel Quote

Has it ever occurred to you that Max feels the same basic contempt for you as you do for him?He feels contempt for me?It is something he feels very readily.No, I hadn’t thought that.Well, the whole world isn’t driven by your appetites, and people who are not feel themselves your superior, naturally. He struggles very hard to make allowances for you. He is not tolerant, but he is charitable. Or perhaps it is the other way around.One becomes tired of analyzing his character, Danton said. As if one’s life depended on it.

Hilary Mantel

Has it ever occurred to you that Max feels the same basic contempt for you as you do for him?He feels contempt for me?It is something he feels very readily.No, I hadn’t thought that.Well, the whole world isn’t driven by your appetites, and people who are not feel themselves your superior, naturally. He struggles very hard to make allowances for you. He is not tolerant, but he is charitable. Or perhaps it is the other way around.One becomes tired of analyzing his character, Danton said. As if one’s life depended on it.

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About Hilary Mantel

Dame Hilary Mary Mantel ( man-TEL; born Thompson; 6 July 1952 – 22 September 2022) was a British writer whose work includes historical fiction, personal memoirs and short stories. Her first published novel, Every Day Is Mother's Day, was released in 1985. She went on to write 12 novels, two collections of short stories, a personal memoir, and numerous articles and opinion pieces.
Mantel won the Booker Prize twice: the first was for her 2009 novel Wolf Hall, a fictional account of Thomas Cromwell's rise to power in the court of Henry VIII, and the second was for its 2012 sequel Bring Up the Bodies. The third instalment of the Cromwell trilogy, The Mirror and the Light, was longlisted for the same prize.