Josephine Tey’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes

Ten of My Favourite Josephine Tey Quotes 

Quotes, who doesn’t love a good quote? This series of articles we look at Top 10 Famous Quotes by Author Josephine Tey, author quotes are always a challenge and fun to pick, with Josephine Tey you will find my Ten favourites of Josephine Tey’s quotes. 

Popular Quotes

“If you think about the unthinkable long enough it becomes quite reasonable.”
― Josephine Tey

 “She put her cup down and sighed again with pleasure. “I can’t think how the Nonconformists have failed to discover coffee.”

“Discover it?”

“Yes. As a snare. It does far more for one than drink. And yet no one preaches about it, or signs pledges about it. Five mouthfuls and the world looks rosy.”
― Josephine Tey, Brat Farrar

“That is why historians surprise me. They seem to have no talent for the likeliness of any situation. They see history like a peepshow; with two-dimensional figures against a distant background.”
― Josephine Tey, The Daughter of Time

 “The truth of anything at all doesn’t lie in someone’s account of it. It lies in all the small facts of the time. An advertisement in a paper, the sale of a house, the price of a ring.”
― Josephine Tey, The Daughter of Time

 “Grant had dealt too long with the human intelligence to accept as truth someone’s report of someone’s report of what that someone remembered to have seen or been told.”
― Josephine Tey, The Daughter of Time

 “The trouble with you, dear, is that you think an angel of the Lord as a creature with wings, whereas he is probably a scruffy little man with a bowler hat.”
― Josephine Tey, The Franchise Affair

“One would expect boredom to be a great yawning emotion, but it isn’t, of course. It’s a small niggling thing.”
― Josephine Tey, The Daughter of Time

 “A thousand people drowned in floods in China are news: a solitary child drowned in a pond is tragedy.”
― Josephine Tey, The Daughter of Time

“Most people’s first books are their best anyways. It’s the one they wanted most to write.”
― josephine tey

“One of the secrets of a successful life is to know how to be a little profitably crazy.”
― Josephine Tey, To Love and Be Wise

10 Famous Quotes by Author Josephine Tey

So there you have it my Ten favourite quotes by Josephine Tey, please comment below and share your favourite quotes by the fantastic author Josephine Tey.  Furthermore, if you find any Authors not covered for there, top 10 quotes let me know and I will review their works and find some of their best quotes as has been done here for Josephine Tey. 

One Final Bonus – Josephine Tey Quote 

“It’s an odd thing but when you tell someone the true facts of a mythical tale they are indignant not with the teller but with you. They don’t want to have their ideas upset. It rouses some vague uneasiness in them, I think, and they resent it. So they reject it and refuse to think about it. If they were merely indifferent it would be natural and understandable. But it is much stronger than that, much more positive. They are annoyed.

Very odd, isn’t it.”

― Josephine Tey, The Daughter of Time

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