Gerald Durrell’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes

Ten of My Favourite Gerald Durrell Quotes 

Gerald Durrell, a writer whom I am guessing you love? Here are our 10 best Gerald Durrell 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 Gerald Durrell’s top 10 popular and famous quotes. Like every good writer Gerald Durrell made a number of memorable quotes, here are some of our favourites: 

Popular Quotes

“A house is not a home until it has a dog.”
― Gerald Durrell

 “Each day had a tranquility a timelessness about it so that you wished it would never end. But then the dark skin of the night would peel off and there would be a fresh day waiting for us glossy and colorful as a child’s transfer and with the same tinge of unreality.”
― Gerald Durrell, My Family and Other Animals

“It’s all your fault, Mother,’ said Larry austerely; ‘you shouldn’t have brought us up to be so selfish.’ ‘I like that!’ exclaimed Mother. ‘I never did anything of the sort!’ ‘Well, we didn’t get as selfish as this without some guidance,’ said Larry.”
― Gerald Durrell, My Family and Other Animals

 “Tea would arrive, the cakes squatting on cushions of cream, toast in a melting shawl of butter, cups agleam and a faint wisp of steam rising from the teapot shawl.”
― Gerald Durrell, My Family and Other Animals

 “They were maps that lived, maps that one could study, frown over, and add to; maps, in short, that really meant something.”
― Gerald Durrell, My Family and Other Animals

 “My childhood in Corfu shaped my life. If I had the craft of Merlin, I would give every child the gift of my childhood.”
― Gerald Durrell, My Family and Other Animals

“I said I *liked* being half-educated; you were so much more *surprised* at everything when you were ignorant.”
― Gerald Durrell, My Family and Other Animals

 “Gradually the magic of the island [Corfu] settled over us as gently and clingingly as pollen.”
― Gerald Durrell, My Family and Other Animals

“‎’All we need is a book,’ roared Leslie; ‘don’t panic, hit ’em with a book.”
― Gerald Durrell, My Family and Other Animals

“I do wish you wouldn’t argue with me when I’m knitting.”
― Gerald Durrell, My Family and Other Animals

10 Famous Quotes by Author Gerald Durrell

Quotes for all, here you found our selection of 10 Gerald Durrell quotes. Make sure you help by commenting your best Gerald Durrell quote below and sharing our favourite 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 Gerald Durrell. However, feel free to comment below if you disagree or would like to include some other great and memorable Gerald Durrell quotes in our list. 

One Final Bonus – Gerald Durrell Quote 

“Japan and Hong Kong are steadily whittling away at the last of the elephants, turning their tusks (so much more elegant left on the elephant) into artistic carvings. In much the same way, the beautiful furs from leopard, jaguar, Snow leopard, Clouded leopard and so on, are used to clad the inelegant bodies of thoughtless and, for the most part, ugly women. I wonder how many would buy these furs if they knew that on their bodies they wore the skin of an animal that, when captured, was killed by the medieval and agonizing method of having a red-hot rod inserted up its rectum so as not to mark the skin.”
― Gerald Durrell, The Aye-Aye and I

Dave Peterson

Dave Peterson Passion for adventure and sharing his life long journey with as many others as possible. "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." HENRY S. HASKINS

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *