Jane Gardam’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes

Ten of My Favourite Jane Gardam Quotes 

Love reading? Then it’s likely you will love a good quote from your favourite author. This article covers Jane Gardam’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes that we at Australia Unwrapped have collected from some of his greatest works. Jane Gardam 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 Jane Gardam’s top 10 quotes is not easy, but here they are:

Popular Quotes

“Judges live with shadows behind them.”
― Jane Gardam, Old Filth

 “She wanted to take his hand. Her hardest task now as she grew older in the Ministry was to deal with her longing to be touched – hugged, stroked by anyone, any human being – a friend, a lover, a child or even (and here she scented danger) a servant. Of either sex. She prayed about it, asking that God’s encircling arms would bring comfort. They did not”
― Jane Gardam, Old Filth

“The astounding thing about Paula is that she looks like Tess of the D´Urbervilles, and she sounds like Tess of the D´Urbervilles, and she thinks like Tess of the D´Urbervilles and yet she is so different from Tess of the D´Urbervilles. I expect she comes from a different part of Dorset.”
― Jane Gardam, Bilgewater

 “But there’s time yet. The old women of the tribe have almost always been the wiser. If they keep their marbles long enough. Old men forget–or tend to reminisce, and reminisce falsely and sententiously as a rule. We are often very silly in our middle years but we tend to improve”
― Jane Gardam, The Queen of the Tambourine

 “For years of our lives the days pass waywardly, featureless, without meaning, without particular happiness or unhappiness. Then, like turning over a tapestry when you have only known the back of it, there is spread the pattern.”
― Jane Gardam, Crusoe’s Daughter

 “What I don’t want is to be called an octogenarian. I saw ‘Octogenarian Jane Gardam’ and I thought ‘Blow me!’ I mean, I am, but that’s not the point.”

(Inteview, The Guardian, 8 January 2011)”
― Jane Gardam

“Present us with a silver cup for something when you’re a filthy rich lawyer, I dare say? Yes. You’ll be a lawyer. Magnificent memory. Sense of logic, no imagination and no brains.”
― Jane Gardam, Old Filth

 “If you’ve not been loved as a child, you don’t know how to love a child.”
― Jane Gardam, Old Filth

“All my life I have felt events to be the result of my own sins.”
― Jane Gardam

“Laywers, I suppose, were children once.”
― Jane Gardam

10 Famous Quotes by Author Jane Gardam

10 quotes by Jane Gardam 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 Jane Gardam 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 Jane Gardam Quote. 

One Final Bonus – Jane Gardam Quote 

“Thank you,” he said. “I’m glad you enjoyed it. If there is anyone here this afternoon whom I have convinced that books are meant to be enjoyed, that English is nothing to do with duty, that it has nothing to do with school – with exercises and homework and ticks and crosses – then I am a happy man.” He turned away but then he turned back again and he suddenly simply shouted, he bellowed “To hell with school,” he cried. “To hell with school. English is what matters. ENGLISH IS LIFE.” The Head grabbed him and led him off to her sitting-room for tea, not looking too thrilled, and we were let out and I went flying home.”

― Jane Gardam, A Long Way from Verona

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