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Published on December 12th, 2010 | by Yellow Magpie

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Daphne du Maurier Quotes: A Complex Writer And Woman

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Daphne du Maurier Quotes

Here is Yellow Magpie’s selection of Daphne du Maurier quotes.

Happiness is not a pocession to be prized. It is a quality of thought, a state of mind.’

‘Why this man should love that woman, what queer chemical mix-up in our blood draws us to one another, who can tell?’

‘I suppose sooner or later in the life of everyone comes a moment of trial. We all of us have our particular devil who rides us and torments us, and we must give battle in the end.’ Rebecca.

‘I have no talent for making new friends, but oh such genius for fidelity to old ones.’

‘If only there could be an invention that bottled up a memory, like scent. And it never faded, and it never got stale. And then, when one wanted it, the bottle could be uncorked, and it would be like living the moment all over again.’ Rebecca.

Daphne du Maurier Quotes (The Chichester Partnership)

‘…but I should say that kindliness, and sincerity, and if I may say so–modesty–are worth far more to a man, to a husband, than all the wit and beauty in the world.’

‘Because I want to; because I must; because now and forever more this is where I belong to be.’ Jamaica Inn.

There is no going back in life. There is no return. No second chance.

‘I believe there is a theory that men and women emerge finer and stronger after suffering, and that to advance in this or any world we must endure ordeal by fire.’ Rebecca.

‘Boredom is a pleasing antidote for fear.’

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Check our Yellow Magpie’s post on Daphne du Maurier: Writer Extraordinaire to read about her fascinating history and body of work.

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