Harold Robbins: Author Bio About and Best Quotes


Ten of My Favorite Harold Robbins Quotes 

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

About Harold Robbins

Originally born Harold Rubin in New York City, he later claimed he had been raised in a Catholic boys home as an orphan. A well-educated Russian and Polish immigrant, he was born in New York. His pharmacist father and stepmother raised him in Brooklyn.

Never Love a Stranger (1948), his first book, caused controversy with its graphic sexuality. According to reports, Pat Knopf bought Never Love a Stranger because “it was the first book he had ever read where tears would be shed one page, and teasing would follow the next.”.

In 1958, Elvis Presley starred in the motion picture King Creole, adapted from his 1952 novel A Stone for Danny Fisher.

In total, he published over 20 books, which were translated into 32 languages and sold over 750 million copies. His best-known book, The Carpetbaggers, is loosely based on the life of Howard Hughes, and takes the reader from New York to California, from the prosperity of the aeronautical industry to Hollywood glitz.

Born: May 21, 1916, New York, The United States
Died: October 14, 1997
Genre: Literature & Fiction

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Popular Quotes

“Kids are a pain in the ass.”
― Harold Robbins, The Piranhas

 “It was either live in the shadow of the fear all our lives or, once and for all, break free of it and have all the things we wanted. That was the whole of it. We had to be free of the fear so that we could think of tomorrow, a tomorrow we had been afraid to look into because it looked so much like yesterday.”
― Harold Robbins, A Stone for Danny Fisher

“Friends are more than just people who will listen to what you have to say and agree with you. Sometimes they have to tell you things you don’t want to hear for your own sake. Please listen to what we have to say.”
― Harold Robbins, Never Love a Stranger

 “The only thing of value on this earth is that each of us is an individual and not a cog in a machine. No man is better than another because of circumstance or fortune, but each important to his own.”
― Harold Robbins, Never Leave Me

 “Every man has his price. For some it’s money, for some it’s women, for others glory. But the honest man you don’t have to buy – he winds up costing you nothing.”
― Harold Robbins, The Carpetbaggers

 “Sometimes something happens and you find that all the people you knew are like nothing and someone you never saw before will reach out a hand to help.”
― Harold Robbins, Never Leave Me

“People are not like a business. You can’t buy and sell them like so much property. You can’t lock them up in a vault and expect them to appreciate it.”
― Harold Robbins, Never Leave Me

 “Funny how you can go along for years hardly thinking about someone, then all of a sudden be so glad to see him.”
― Harold Robbins, The Carpetbaggers

“She’s been brought up without love and has no understanding of it.”
― Harold Robbins, 79 Park Avenue

“To live in the hearts we leave behind is not to die.”
― Harold Robbins, A Stone for Danny Fisher

10 Famous Quotes by Author Harold Robbins

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

One Final Bonus – Harold Robbins Quote 

“I was not a great man whose history has been recorded for children to study in school. No bells will ring for me, no flags descend upon their mast. For I was an ordinary man, my son, one of many, with ordinary hopes and ordinary dreams and ordinary fears. I, too, dreamed of wealth and riches, health and strength. I, too, feared hunger and poverty, war and weakness. I was the neighbor who lived in the next house. The man standing in the subway on his way to work: who held a match to his cigarette: who walked with his dog. I was the soldier shaking with fear: the man berating the umpire at the ball game: the citizen in the privacy of the voting booth, happily electing the worthless candidate. I was the man who lived a thousand times and died a thousand times in all man’s six thousand years of record. I was the man who sailed with Noah in his ark, who was the multitude that crossed the sea that Moses held apart, who hung from the cross next to Christ. I was the ordinary man about whom songs are never written, stories are never told, legends are never remembered.”
― Harold Robbins, A Stone for Danny Fisher

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