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  • Always be civil to the girls, you never know who they may marry' is a aphorism which has saved many an English spinster from being treated like an Indian widow.
    (Nancy Mitford)
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  • Many kinds of religion are available, some not even skin deep, some mad and unsubstantial, some as harmless as the rouge on the skin of a spinster. A good bit of religion today seems shallow. It does not seem to matter except behind stained glass windows on Sunday morning. It is not dishonest religion so much as restricted religion, 'meaning it does not serve the purpose,' a way of thinking for a special time and a special place. It answers a thousand questions we have not asked, and by its supposed sacred customs smothers the questions we might ask or die. For the truth is that our world is both hungry for faith and sick of it..
    (Samuel Miller)
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  • a new type of single woman, one quite different from the traditional spinster or single girl in her 20s.
    (and City)
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  • I think it is a kind of subject matter that needed exploring ... the identity of the single woman had not caught up with what was happening. Which was that a lot of perfectly attractive, intelligent, nice, normal girls in their 30s had decided not to get married for very good reasons. And they were paralyzed somewhere between the Cosmo girls, you know with the good life and their own flat and car and independence and lots of fun, and haunted by this horrible image of ... the tragic spinster who ends up dying alone and being found three weeks later half-eaten by a dog.
    (Helen Fielding)
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  • It is young love. It is Jane Austen in love, something you've never seen before, a complete departure from the usual oblique portrait of her as a spinster.
    (Robert Bernstein)
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