Barbara Pym’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes

Ten of My Favourite Barbara Pym Quotes 

Quotes, who doesn’t love a good quote? This series of articles  we look at Top 10 Famous Quotes by Author Barbara Pym, author quotes are always a challenge and fun to pick, with Barbara Pym you will find my ten favourites of Barbara Pym’s quotes. 

Popular Quotes

“Of course it’s alright for librarians to smell of drink.”
― Barbara Pym

“The small things of life were often so much bigger than the great things . . . the trivial pleasure like cooking, one’s home, little poems especially sad ones, solitary walks, funny things seen and overheard.”
― Barbara Pym 

“I realised that one might love him secretly with no hope of encouragement, which can be very enjoyable for the young or inexperienced.”
― Barbara Pym,  Excellent Women

 “She had always been an unashamed reader of novels.”
― Barbara Pym,  Quartet in Autumn

 “My thoughts went round and round and it occurred to me that if I ever wrote a novel it would be of the ‘stream of consciousness’ type and deal with an hour in the life of a woman at the sink.”
― Barbara Pym,  Excellent Women

 “The burden of keeping three people in toilet paper seemed to me rather a heavy one.”
― Barbara Pym, Excellent Women

“I pulled myself up and told myself to stop these ridiculous thoughts, wondering why it is that we can never stop trying to analyse the motives of people who have no personal interest in us, in the vain hope of finding that perhaps they may have just a little after all.”
― Barbara Pym,  Excellent Women

“How absurd and delicious it is to be in love with somebody younger than yourself. Everybody should try it. Barbara Pym”
― Barbara Pym

“Virtue is an excellent thing and we should all strive after it, but it can sometimes be a little depressing.”
― Barbara Pym

“Dulcie always found a public library a little upsetting, for one saw so many odd people there.”
― Barbara Pym

10 Famous Quotes by Author Barbara Pym

So there you have it my ten favourite quotes by Barbara Pym, please comment below and share your favourite quotes by the fantastic author Barbara Pym.  Furthermore, if you find any Authors not covered for there, top 10 quotes let me know and I will review their works and find some of their best quotes as has been done here for Barbara Pym. 

One Final Bonus – Longer – Barbara Pym Quote 

“Perhaps there can be too much making of cups of tea, I thought, as I watched Miss Statham filling the heavy teapot. Did we really need a cup of tea? I even said as much to Miss Statham and she looked at me with a hurt, almost angry look, ‘Do we need tea? she echoed. ‘But Miss Lathbury…’ She sounded puzzled and distressed and I began to realise that my question had struck at something deep and fundamental. It was the kind of question that starts a landslide in the mind. I mumbled something about making a joke and that of course one needed tea always, at every hour of the day or night.”
― Barbara Pym, Excellent Women

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