Jean Grainger’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes

Ten of My Favourite Jean Grainger Quotes 

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

Popular Quotes

“inheritance. Carmel suspected several of the residents”
― Jean Grainger, The Future’s Not Ours To See: The Carmel Sheehan Series Book 2

 “In my country, we all participated. It is not enough to say that Hitler dragged the rest of us, kicking and screaming, to do his bidding. We did it willingly. That will be the scar that will never heal. Nor should it. We betrayed our neighbours, we took the precious possessions of those people the system deemed to be not in keeping with the perfect Aryan ideal – we did it. Us. The German people. The country that created Wagner and Dürer and Nietzsche also created Himmler, Goebbels and Göring. They didn’t drop from the sky, something alien. No. They were of my people, the Brownshirts who smashed up Jewish property, who humiliated Jews in the streets, who shipped them off to die in conditions that do not even bear thinking about – we all did it. We drove the trains, we sold their clothes, we moved into their houses, we spent their money. And even if we didn’t do those things, we kept our heads down while it all went on around us. All but a small few of us have blood on our hands, and now and for the rest of time, we must pay.”
― Jean Grainger, Return to Robinswood: An Irish family saga.

“From the outside, it was barely recognisable. Gaping holes in the walls and piles of smoking rubble had irrevocably altered the once imposing facade of l’Hôpital Saint Germain. The Allied propaganda machine had claimed the Battle of Amiens as a great victory – a turning point, spelling an end to the horrific futility of trench warfare. It was here in Amiens, the victors crowed, that the Germans had stumbled their first steps towards surrender. Yet as Dr Richard Buckley picked his way through the decimated city, he saw nothing about Amiens to suggest a city basking in the glory of victory. Instead, he found himself thinking: So this is what winning looks like. He”
― Jean Grainger, So Much Owed: An Irish World War 2 Story

 “Of course, initially, some people in the annexed areas will be a bit disgruntled, they are bound to be, but they are being elevated to the culture of the people of the Third Reich. This Lebensraum is necessary for the further development of Germany, something that has been denied us since 1918. This is the nation that produced Wagner and Dürer and Nietzsche. There will be a period of adjustment, of course, but in the end, the Führer is, in fact, doing these people a favour.”
― Jean Grainger, So Much Owed: An Irish World War 2 Story

 “For all that is done and said. We know their dream; enough To know they dreamed and are dead; What if excess of love Bewildered them till they died? I write it out in a verse – MacDonagh and MacBride And Connolly and Pearse Now and in time to be, Wherever green is worn, Are changed, changed utterly: A terrible beauty is born. Easter 1916 William Butler Yeats.”
― Jean Grainger, Shadow of a Century: An Irish Love Story

 “don’t know what’s wrong with me these days. I feel sometimes like I am disappearing. I am just the mother, cooking, cleaning, washing clothes, driving to school, to football and hurling, I look bad, I don’t know Conor…I’m sorry.’ Tears filled her big green eyes.”
― Jean Grainger, The Story of Grenville King

“… but the thing about hearts, I’ve come to discover, is that, just like ankles and noses, they heal, even if you don’t want them to or think they never will, they do. And someday you wake up and the pain is gone.”
― Jean Grainger, Shadow of a Century: An Irish Love Story

 “you only get one mother, and no matter what the relationship between you, you’ll miss her when she’s gone. You never really get over it, actually.’ Her”
― Jean Grainger, Shadow of a Century: An Irish Love Story

“Her daddy used to say that whenever you saw a white feather, it was the souls of the dead reminding you that they were watching over you.”
― Jean Grainger, The Emerald Horizon

“He finished his lunch, wrapping up what was left. Isabella always packed too much.”
― Jean Grainger, Return to Robinswood: An Irish family saga.

10 Famous Quotes by Author Jean Grainger

10 quotes by Jean Grainger 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 Jean Grainger 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 Jean Grainger Quote. 

One Final Bonus – Jean Grainger Quote 

“with nothing and no one to her name. Maybe I’ll go for elocution lessons and learn to say ‘simply marvellous’ or ‘what-ho chaps.’ Carmel put on a silly posh accent and Sharif chucked. ‘Please don’t. I don’t ever want you to change, not one single thing. When I was at university, I worked very hard. My mother and father did the same, my father almost worked himself to death when he came here, but he wanted better for me, for my mother. He had corner shops, cliché, I know, but it was a business a young Pakistani immigrant could get a start in, and if you worked hard enough, you could expand it. People see me now, with Aashna House and all of it, but I’m from very humble people, hard-working people, who knew the value of a pound. Their blood is in my veins and yes, now I live in luxury, so does my mother, but it wasn’t always like this and I care very little for the trappings of wealth. I’m not a member of their clubs nor do I own a boat or a horse. I’m a simple man, with simple needs and desires. When Jamilla died, I never imagined I’d ever feel like that about anyone ever again. I knew her all my life, our parents were friends and she got it, you know? Her father and mine emigrated together, we grew up together. Weird as it might sound, she would have loved you. She had no time for that whole social climbing business either. She got that I didn’t want to be a doctor so I could make lots of money; I did it because I really wanted to make a difference to people’s lives. ‘I don’t fit in with those people, Tristan and Angelica and all of them, they just see the clinic and they calculate the money I must be making and decide to befriend me based on that. I normally refuse all those invitations, but I do want to be involved with the conference, there’s some cutting-edge stuff up for discussion there, particularly on the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes. Also, I forgot what a pain Angelica can be and I thought it might be nice for you to make some friends, but they’re not your type of people either. I’m sorry, I just want you to be happy here, I don’t want you to think you made a mistake.’ ‘Sharif, I have never been so bloody happy in my life. How can you be worried? I love it here, I love Aashna House, England, the patients, the staff, and I especially love the fact that I can feel closer to my mother here. You’ve saved my life.’ Chapter 7 Carmel’s pager buzzed; Marlena had paged her to come to reception. The head teacher from the local primary school wanted to see the events coordinator. For the first time since she got to Aashna, she felt tired. She wasn’t sleeping. Her mother was on her mind all the time, so many questions just swirling around her head. Sharif had taken her to Brighton, to where he and his mother had scattered Dolly’s ashes, and showed her the tree they had planted in her memory. ‘Dolly Mullane, mother and friend “Que sera sera”,’ was on the inscription. She asked Sharif to put ‘mother’ on it in case Carmel ever found her, which touched her, but left her with more questions to which nobody had answers. Who was her father? Was he still alive? Would he want to”

― Jean Grainger, The Future’s Not Ours To See: The Carmel Sheehan Series Book 2

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