Henry James’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes

Ten of My Favourite Henry James Quotes 

Love reading? Then it’s likely you will love a good quote from your favourite author. This article covers Henry James’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes that we at Australia Unwrapped have collected from some of his greatest works. Henry James quotes to remember and here you will find 10 of the best. A memorable quote can stay with you and can be used along your journey. Choosing Henry James’s top 10 quotes is not easy, but here they are:

Popular Quotes

“She feels in italics and thinks in CAPITALS.”
― Henry James

 “Sorrow comes in great waves…but rolls over us, and though it may almost smother us, it leaves us. And we know that if it is strong, we are stronger, inasmuch as it passes and we remain.”
― Henry James

“We work in the dark – we do what we can – we give what we have. Our doubt is our passion, and our passion is our task. The rest is the madness of art.”
― Henry James, The Middle Years

 “Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.”
― Henry James

 “Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.”
― Henry James

 “There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.”
― Henry James, The Portrait of a Lady

“Her reputation for reading a great deal hung about her like the cloudy envelope of a goddess in an epic.”
― Henry James, The Portrait of a Lady

 “I’m glad you like adverbs — I adore them; they are the only qualifications I really much respect.”
― Henry James

“I don’t want everyone to like me; I should think less of myself if some people did.”
― Henry James

“It’s time to start living the life you’ve imagined.”
― Henry James

10 Famous Quotes by Author Henry James

10 quotes by Henry James there you go! It’s never an easy task picking the best quotations from great writers, so please if you disagree or have more to add, please comment and share your opinions. My 10 greatest Henry James quotes will likely be different from yours; however, that’s the best thing about them, each quote can mean something different to each person. So don’t wait, comment and shares your best Henry James Quote. 

One Final Bonus – Henry James Quote 

“It has made me better loving you… it has made me wiser, and easier, and brighter. I used to want a great many things before, and to be angry that I did not have them. Theoretically, I was satisfied. I flattered myself that I had limited my wants. But I was subject to irritation; I used to have morbid sterile hateful fits of hunger, of desire. Now I really am satisfied, because I can’t think of anything better. It’s just as when one has been trying to spell out a book in the twilight, and suddenly the lamp comes in. I had been putting out my eyes over the book of life, and finding nothing to reward me for my pains; but now that I can read it properly I see that it’s a delightful story.”

― Henry James, The Portrait of a Lady

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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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