Helen MacInnes’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes

Ten of My Favourite Helen MacInnes Quotes 

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

Popular Quotes

“I’ve used”
― Helen MacInnes, While Still We Live

 “For women, right from the day they went to their first party, always hoped too much: how many dances, seemingly successful, had been grim failures covered over with a smile; how many invitations accepted became invitations regretted; how many plans and dreams had become stupidities; how much pretence that all was well, when it wasn’t? We are too personal, she thought, in the way we interpret a look, a tone of voice, a smile. How lucky to be a man and never pay attention to the little things; how fortunate to take people as they are, and not to suffer from taking them as you would like them to be. How terrible to be a woman, to feel the difference between the dream and the reality, and yet to keep dreaming in spite of reality.”
― Helen MacInnes, Rest and Be Thankful

“Americans by the very nature of the soft fat they collected around their brains along with all of their comforts, their total ignorance of historical meanings, their delusion that anarchists were either comic little men plotting nothings in a dark cellar or misunderstood cranks–how could Americans be taken seriously in a world of real politics?”
― Helen MacInnes, Decision at Delphi

 “I sometimes think that normal, everyday life is only a delusion. We walk on a think crust of earth which we call peace; and every now and again we can hear a rumble below our feet; and sometimes the crust splits and we see that, underneath there is a glowing inferno ready to erupt. Sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn’t, but it is always there.”
― Helen MacInnes, Decision at Delphi

 “People like me who have never suffered—I mean in the way the people of Korytów and all the other millions of Poles are suffering—can afford to be broad-minded. You and the people who have really suffered must think people like me are not only smug, but callous.” “Only if you tell us that it is wrong to hate,”
― Helen MacInnes, While Still We Live

 “Britain and our friends, by allowing Colonel Bolt’s records to have a grave question mark against your name, would you let that question mark still remain?” Sheila looked puzzled. She was”
― Helen MacInnes, While Still We Live

“He could hear Matthews saying, ‘Worry before, and you’ll be prepared. Worry afterwards and you’ll keep your feet on the ground. But don’t worry during action; that’s fatal.”
― Helen MacInnes, Assignment in Brittany

 “Hardship and danger destroys fewer people than indulgence.”
― Helen MacInnes, While Still We Live

“to get some brandy for my”
― Helen MacInnes, Assignment in Brittany

“Matthews. For Mr.”
― Helen MacInnes, While Still We Live

10 Famous Quotes by Author Helen MacInnes

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

One Final Bonus – Helen MacInnes Quote 

“Well, a man’s life is divided into two parts: there is his work and there is his own private life. Two small worlds which he has to make for himself. And it is only when he is old, and the time for decision is over, that he may realize he did not need to neglect one for the other. For if he concentrated too much on one of them, then he really confused their purposes. He had thought that either a successful career was life, or life itself was a career. He hadn’t realized that his work and his own private life should be given the same amount of thought, that they should grow along with each other, each influencing the other, each developing the other. Without that balance, he will find himself an incomplete man. That’s the tragic thing about age: to realize you have somehow never seen what is happiness until it was too late to start building it up. For it has to be built. Pleasure is a simple thing: you can choose it, buy it, even have it as a gift. It only depends on your taste. But happiness is much more complicated; you have to build it yourself.”
― Helen MacInnes, Friends and Lovers

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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

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