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Our Favourite Daphne du Maurier Quotes

Our Favourite Daphne du Maurier Quotes

This week we're celebrating the brilliant mind of Daphne du Maurier, born 13th May 1907 in London, England. Du Maurier's noteable works include Rebecca, The Scapegoat and Jamaica Inn.

We thought we'd share some of our favourite quotes from her multitude of works as tribute to her great writing.


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

I like simple things, books, being alone, or with somebody who understands.

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.

A dreamer, I walked enchanted, and nothing held me back.

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.

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

Happiness is not a possession to be prized, it is a quality of thought, a state of mind

“I wondered why it was that places are so much lovelier when one is alone.

If you're a fan of Daphne du Maurier's work then you'll love this framed book page print
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