Helen Simonson’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes

Ten of My Favourite Helen Simonson Quotes 

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

Popular Quotes

“Life does often get in the way of one’s reading.”
― Helen Simonson, Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand

 “Oh, it’s simple pragmatism, Dad. It’s called the real world. If we refused to do business with the morally questionable, the deal volume would drop in half and the good guys like us would end up poor. Then where would we all be?” said Roger. “On a nice dry spit of land know as the moral high ground?” suggested the Major.”
― Helen Simonson, Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand

“You are a wise man, Major, and I will consider your advice with great care—and humility.” He finished his tea and rose from the table to go to his room. “But I must ask you, do you really understand what it means to be in love with an unsuitable woman?”

“My dear boy,” said the Major. “Is there really any other kind?”
― Helen Simonson, Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand

 “I believe there is a great deal too much mutual confession going on today, as if sharing one’s problems somehow makes them go away. All it really does, of course, is increase the number of people who have to worry about a particular issue.”
― Helen Simonson, Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand

 “But it’s not enough to be in love. It’s about how you spend your days, what you do together, who you choose as friends, and most of all it’s what work you do … Better to break both our hearts now than watch them wither away over time.”
― Helen Simonson, Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand

 “He opened his mouth to say that she looked extremely beautiful and deserved armfuls of roses, but the words were lost in committee somewhere, shuffled aside by the parts of his head that worked full-time at avoiding ridicule.”
― Helen Simonson, Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand

“You are not the first man to miss a woman’s more subtle communication . . . They think they are waving when we see only the calm sea, and pretty soon everybody drowns.”
― Helen Simonson, Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand

 “…I tell myself it does not matter what one reads–favorite authors, particular themes–as long as we read something. It is not even important to own the books.”
― Helen Simonson, Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand

“Only sometimes when we pick and choose among the rules we discover later that we have set aside something precious in the process.”
― Helen Simonson, Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand

“The world is full of small ignorances. We must all do our best to ignore them and thereby keep them small, don’t you think”
― Helen Simonson, Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand

10 Famous Quotes by Author Helen Simonson

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

One Final Bonus – Helen Simonson Quote 

“It surprised him that his grief was sharper than in the past few days. He had forgotten that grief does not decline in a straight line or along a slow curve like a graph in a child’s math book. Instead, it was almost as if his body contained a big pile of garden rubbish full both of heavy lumps of dirt and of sharp thorny brush that would stab him when he least expected it.”
― Helen Simonson, Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand

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