John Mortimer’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes

Ten of My Favourite John Mortimer Quotes 

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

Popular Quotes

“I sent out words like soldiers to battle and they never returned.”
― John Mortimer, Rumpole à la Carte

 “The main aim of education should be to send children out into the world with a reasonably sized anthology in their heads so that, while seated on the lavatory, waiting in doctor’s surgeries, on stationary trains or watching interviews with politicians, they have something interesting to think about.”
― John Mortimer

“On the three pigs he and his wife own: “We acquired the pigs last year. My wife was born on a pig farm and has always been very fond of pigs. Of course, they are for eating, which is why they are named Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. You wouldn’t want to eat Rufus, Marcus and Esmeralda.”
― John Mortimer

 “She felt a tightness in her chest and sent for Dr Simcox.
What’s the trouble?’
Look out there, that’s the trouble! It’s so green and quiet and it’s always bloody raining.’
That’s England, Mrs Mallard-Greene. I’m afraid there’s no known cure for it.”
― John Mortimer, Paradise Postponed

 “The people look forbidding, solemn, marked by that impossible ideal, Communism, which, like Christianity, seemed to demand too much of humanity and, falling into the wrong hands, led too easily to horrible brutality.”
― John Mortimer, Murderers and Other Friends: Another Part of Life

 “Check-ups are, in my experience, a grave mistake; all they do is allow the quack of your choice to tell you that you have some sort of complaint that you were far happier not knowing about.”
― John Mortimer, Rumpole and the Penge Bungalow Murders

“Oh, you think everyone’s interesting. That’s because you’re a Red. I don’t. I believe that quite a lot of people were just manufactured when God was thinking of something else.”
― John Mortimer, Paradise Postponed

 “Rumpole, you must move with the times.”

“If I don’t like the way the times are moving, I shall refuse to accompany them.”
― John Mortimer, The Anti Social Behaviour Of Horace Rumpole

“The only rule I have found to have any validity is writing is not to bore yourself.”
― John Mortimer

“What on earth was Henry talking about?’
His soul. I wonder where he keeps it.”
― John Mortimer, Paradise Postponed

10 Famous Quotes by Author John Mortimer

10 quotes by John Mortimer 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 John Mortimer 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 John Mortimer Quote. 

One Final Bonus – John Mortimer Quote 

“Writing about the indignities of old age: the daunting stairway to the restaurant restroom, the benefits of a wheelchair in airports and its disadvantages at cocktail parties, giving the user what he described as a child’s-eye view of the party and a crotch-level view of the guests.
Dying is a matter of slapstick and pratfalls. The aging process is not gradual or gentle. It rushes up, pushes you over and runs off laughing. No one should grow old who isn’t ready to appear ridiculous.”

― John Mortimer, The Summer of a Dormouse

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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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