To me education is a leading out of what is already there in the pupil’s soul.

– Muriel Spark

The Scottish novelist was born on this day in 1918.


From Wikipedia

Muriel Spark
Spark in 1960
Born Muriel Sarah Camberg1 February 1918

Edinburgh, Scotland

Died 13 April 2006 (aged 88)Florence, Tuscany, Italy
Occupation novelist, short story writer, poet, essayist
Notable work(s) The Prime of Miss Jean BrodieThe Mandelbaum Gate

The Driver’s Seat

Memento Mori

Dame Muriel Spark, DBE (1 February 1918 – 13 April 2006)[1] was an award-winning Scottish novelist. In 2008 The Times newspaper named Spark in its list of “the 50 greatest British writers since 1945″


When a noble life has prepared old age, it is not decline that it reveals, but the first days of immortality.
– Muriel Spark


One thought on “Education

  1. My favourite Spark quote is: ‘It is impossible to repent of love. The sin of love does not exist’.

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