"There are various ways of mending a broken heart, but perhaps going to a Learned conference is one of the more unusual."
"It was sad, she thought, how women longed to be needed and useful and how seldom most of them really were."
"Viola had turned out to be a disappointment. In a sense, Dulcie felt as if she had created her and that she had not come up to expectations, like a character in a book who had failed to come alive, and how many people in life, if one transferred them to fiction just as they were, would fail to do that!"
"One never met anybody interesting travelling second class."
"Some men seem to make a habit of choosing the wrong women," said Dulcie thoughtfully.
"Perhaps love for somebody totally unsuitable dies more completely, when it does dies, than any other kind of love."
Other Pym novels I've read and enjoyed:
Quartet in Autumn
Less Than Angels
Jane and Prudence
A Few Green Leaves
Some Tame Gazelle
Excellent Women (which oddly enough I never reviewed, even though it's my favorite.)