Inspirational Daphne du Maurier Quotes

Dame Daphne du Maurier (13 May 1907 – 19 April 1989) was an English author and playwright. Below is a list of Inspirational Daphne du Maurier Quotes.

Daphne du Maurier Quotes
Daphne du Maurier Quotes

Daphne du Maurier Quotes

“But luxury has never appealed to me, I like simple things, books, being alone, or with somebody who understands.”
― Daphne du Maurier

“I am glad it cannot happen twice, the fever of first love. For it is a fever, and a burden, too, whatever the poets may say.”
― Daphne du Maurier

“Life was a series of greetings and farewells, one was always saying good-bye to something, to someone.”
― Daphne du Maurier

“Women want love to be a novel. Men, a short story.”
― Daphne du Maurier

“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.”
― Daphne du Maurier

“When she smiled it was as though she embraced the world.”
― Daphne du Maurier

“Writers should be read, but neither seen nor heard.”
― Daphne du Maurier

“Will you look into my eyes and tell me that you love me now?”
― Daphne du Maurier

“Living as we do in an age of noise and bluster, success is now measured accordingly. We must all be seen, and heard, and on the air.”
― Daphne du Maurier

“You had to endure something yourself before it touched you.”
― Daphne du Maurier

“Men are simpler than you imagine my sweet child. But what goes on in the twisted, tortuous minds of women would baffle anyone.”
― Daphne du Maurier

“I have no talent for making new friends, but oh such genius for fidelity to old ones.”
― Daphne du Maurier

“The point is, life has to be endured, and lived. But how to live it is the problem.”
― Daphne du Maurier

“Happiness is not a possession to be prized, it is a quality of thought, a state of mind.”
Daphne du Maurier

“I don’t mind. I like being alone.”
― Daphne du Maurier

“I wondered why it was that places are so much lovelier when one is alone.”
― Daphne du Maurier

“I wish I was a woman of about thirty-six dressed in black satin with a string of pearls.”
― Daphne du Maurier

“A dreamer, I walked enchanted, and nothing held me back.”
― Daphne du Maurier

“It wouldn’t make for sanity would it, living with the devil.”
― Daphne du Maurier

“I could not ask for forgiveness for something I had not done. As scapegoat, I could only bear the fault.”
― Daphne du Maurier

“Because I want to; because I must; because now and forever more this is where I belong to be.”
― Daphne du Maurier

“She had contemplated life so long it had become indifferent to her.”
― Daphne du Maurier

“Boredom is a pleasing antidote for fear.”
― Daphne du Maurier

“Sometimes it’s a sort of indulgence to think the worst of ourselves. We say, ‘Now I have reached the bottom of the pit, now I can fall no further,’ and it is almost a pleasure to wallow in the darkness.”
― Daphne du Maurier

“The trouble is, it’s not true. There is no end to the evil in ourselves, just as there is no end to the good. It’s a matter of choice. We struggle to climb, or we struggle to fall. The thing is to discover which way we’re going.”
― Daphne du Maurier

“Every moment was a precious thing, having in it the essence of finality.”
― Daphne du Maurier

“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.”
― Daphne du Maurier

“The moment of crisis had come, and I must face it. My old fears, my diffidence, my shyness, my hopeless sense of inferiority, must be conquered now and thrust aside. If I failed now I should fail forever.”
― Daphne du Maurier

“We’re not meant for happiness, you and I.”
― Daphne du Maurier

“I held out my arms to him and he came to me like a child.”
― Daphne du Maurier

“We’ve got a bond in common, you and I. We are both alone in the world.”
― Daphne du Maurier

“There is no going back in life. There is no return. No second chance.”
― Daphne du Maurier

“Time will mellow it, make it a moment for laughter. But now it was not funny, now I did not laugh. It was not the future, it was the present. It was too vivid and too real.”
― Daphne du Maurier

“I had build up false pictures in my mind and sat before them. I had never had the courage to demand the truth.”
― Daphne du Maurier

“We all of us have our particular devil who ruses us and torments us, and we must give battle in the end.”
― Daphne du Maurier

“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.”
― Daphne du Maurier quotes

“The child destined to be a writer is vulnerable to every wind that blows. Now warm, now chill, next joyous, then despairing, the essence of his nature is to escape the atmosphere about him, no matter how stable, even loving.”
― Daphne du Maurier

“I would have gone too but I wanted to come straight back to you.I kept thinking of you, waiting here, all by yourself, not knowing what was going to happen.”
― Daphne du Maurier

“I wondered how many people there were in the world who suffered, and continued to suffer, because they could not break out from their own web of shyness and reserve, and in their blindness and folly built up a great distorted wall in front of them that hid the truth.”
― Daphne du Maurier

“We smile, we choose our lunch, we speak of this and that, but – I say to myself-I am not she who left him five minutes ago. She has stayed behind. I am another woman, older, more mature.”
― Daphne du Maurier

“We can never go back again, that much is certain. The past is still close to us. The things we have tried to forget and put behind us would stir again, and that sense of fear, of furtive unrest, struggling at length to blind unreasoning panic – now mercifully stilled, thank God – might in some manner unforeseen become a living companion as it had before.”
― Daphne du Maurier

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  1. I love her writing. What a great selection of inspiring quotes. Thank you.

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