[PW] Ford Madox Ford quotation

Mary Capps maryccapps at gmail.com
Mon Nov 23 10:01:43 PST 2020

Apparently, Julian Barnes in "Levels of Life" attributes "You marry to
continue the conversation" from a conversation with Ford. There are several
references to that, but the most recent one I found was here:

Mary C. Capps, MSIS

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On Mon, Nov 23, 2020 at 11:43 AM Marci Frederick <marci.frederick at emu.edu>

> It's an extended quote about a relationship where the man and the woman
> couldn't stop talking. It ends with something like, "and so, I had to marry
> her" (in order to keep the conversation going).
> All my searches of Ford's online works for phrases like "I married her" or
> "marry her" or "had to marry" have come up empty. Perhaps it's from one of
> his letters?
> Any help welcomed.
> Grace & peace,
> Marci Frederick
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