Charlotte MacLeod: Author Bio About and Best Quotes


Ten of My Favorite Charlotte MacLeod Quotes 

Charlotte MacLeod, a writer whom I am guessing you love? Here are our 10 best Charlotte MacLeod quotes for you to enjoy. At Australia Unwrapped we believe every book has at least one quotable line, and our mission is to find them all. Here you will find Charlotte MacLeod’s top 10 popular and famous quotes. Like every good writer Charlotte MacLeod made a number of memorable quotes, here are some of our favorites: 

About Charlotte MacLeod

Charlotte MacLeod was a Canadian born, naturalized U.S. citizen author of over thirty acclaimed novels. The series featuring America’s own Hercule Poirot, Professor Peter Shandy, delivers “generous dollops of warmth, wit, and whimsy” (San Francisco Sunday Examiner and Chronicle). Her popular husband-and-wife team of Sarah Kelling and Max Bittersohn star in more than a dozen novels. Under the pseudonym Alisa Craig, she writes Grub-and-Stakers cozies and almost-police procedurals that star Madoc Rhys, RCMP. She also edited the bestselling anthologies Mistletoe Mysteries and Christmas Stalkings. She is a cofounder and former president of the American Crime Writers League.

Born: November 12, 1922, New Brunswick, Canada
Died: January 14, 2005
Genre: Mystery & Thrillers

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Popular Quotes

“Man cannot live by swine alone.”
― Charlotte MacLeod, Rest You Merry

 “No alumnus of the Class of ’73 would ever forget that electric moment when Thorkjeld Svenson in his Commencement remarks clove a solid oak podium neatly in twain from top to base as he slammed down his fist to emphasize those deathless words, “Agri isn’t a business, it’s a culture!” As a farmer’s highest calling was to serve the earth, but to be merry withal in his labor, so was a hog entitled to its wallow in good, soft mud and a cow to its cud of sweet, fresh grass beneath a shady tree before each fulfilled its ultimate destiny. No fowl went from incubator to coop to stewpot without ever once getting its claws in real dirt to scratch up its own worms.”
― Charlotte MacLeod, The Luck Runs Out

“The trip itself was the usual…adulation from all sides, rose petals strewn in my path everywhere I went, silver bells festooning the howdah on my private white elephant…you know the drill. I maintained my customary demeanor or regal calm and enigmatic silence throughout.”
― Charlotte MacLeod

 “Nor did she merely smile, she glowed with inner goodness that made him think of the vast iron cookstove in his grandmother’s kitchen back on the farm. Here, he knew by certain instinct, was a woman who made wonderful cookies and would give you some.”
― Charlotte MacLeod, The Luck Runs Out

 “I thought you were a folk singer.’

No, I just need a haircut. In point of fact, I can’t tell one note from another.’

That needn’t prevent you from being a folk singer.”
― Charlotte MacLeod, Trouble in the Brasses

 “Scions of old families who’ve hit the skids do like to flaunt their illustrious ancestors….”
― Charlotte MacLeod, The Corpse in Oozak’s Pond

“Don’t you have something plain and wholesome, like scotch or bourbon?”
― Charlotte MacLeod, Vane Pursuit

 “he—I do wish somebody would think up a new collective pronoun—”
― Charlotte MacLeod, Rest You Merry

“Go then, I will keep a herring in the window for you.”
― Charlotte MacLeod, The Luck Runs Out

“Shandy. Have you begun your Ptolemaic”
― Charlotte MacLeod, Something the Cat Dragged In

10 Famous Quotes by Author Charlotte MacLeod

Quotes for all, here you found our selection of 10 Charlotte MacLeod quotes. Make sure you help by commenting your best Charlotte MacLeod quote below and sharing our favorite authors so we can look them up, read some of their works and give you the best quotes we can find. We hope you enjoyed our top 10 quotes by Charlotte MacLeod. However, feel free to comment below if you disagree or would like to include some other great and memorable Charlotte MacLeod quotes in our list. 

One Final Bonus – Charlotte MacLeod Quote 

“Svenson jammed the cap down over his ears and marched for the door. “ ‘Hi ho, hi ho, it’s off to war we go!’ ” “Mama, how do you stand him?” demanded Frideswiede, youngest of the seven sisters. Her father counterwheeled, snatched his wife in a Rudolph Valentino embrace, and bussed her mightily. “ ‘Farewell, my own. I return with my shield,’ or—What the hell’s the rest of it?” “For you there is no rest of it,” said his helpmeet, tucking back a strand of flaxen hair and casting a somewhat complacent glance at Frideswiede. “Go, then, I will keep a herring in the window for you.” “Mama,” said Gudrun, the second youngest, “it’s a candle you’re supposed to keep in the window.” “Nonsense, my child. A candle would smoke up the glass and drip on the sill. A herring lies looking mournful and bereft. The symbolism is much more meaningful. Also it comes in handy for smorgasbord later. Get ready now at once or you will miss the school bus.”
― Charlotte MacLeod, The Luck Runs Out

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