Quote: Mrs Beddows in 'South Riding' by Winifred Holtby

"And who are you to think you could get through life without pain? Did you expect never to be ashamed of yourself? Of course that hurts you. And it will go on hurting. You needn't believe much what they say about time healing. I've had seventy years and more of time and there are plenty of things in my life still won't bear thinking of. You've just got to get along as best you can with all your shames and sorrows and humiliations. Maybe in the end it's those things are most use to you."