Lynne Reid Banks: Author Bio About and Best Quotes

Ten of My Favorite Lynne Reid Banks Quotes 

Lynne Reid Banks, a writer whom I am guessing you love? Here are our 10 best Lynne Reid Banks quotes for you to enjoy. At Australia Unwrapped we believe every book has at least one quotable line, and our mission is to find them all. Here you will find Lynne Reid Banks’s top 10 popular and famous quotes. Like every good writer Lynne Reid Banks made a number of memorable quotes, here are some of our favorites: 

About Lynne Reid Banks

Lynne Reid Banks writes books for children and adults. As an author, she has written forty books, including the best-selling children’s novel The Indian in the Cupboard, which has sold over 10 million copies.
As the only child of James and Muriel Reid Banks, Banks was born in London. She was evacuated to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada during World War II, but returned afterward. She attended St Teresa’s School in Surrey. Aside from being an actress, Banks worked as a television journalist in Britain, one of the first women to do so. In 1960, she published her first novel, The L-Shaped Room.
Banks emigrated to Israel in 1962, where she taught on the Israeli kibbutz Yasur for eight years. She married Chaim Stephenson in 1965, and they had three children. Even though Banks’ family moved to Dorset in 1971, she retains the influence of her time in Israel in some of her books, many of which are set partially or mainly on kibbutzim.

Born: July 31, 1929, London, England, The United Kingdom
Genre: Children’s Books, Literature & Fiction, Nonfiction

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Popular Quotes

“The very people you trusted most could become like strangers in their longing…”
― Lynne Reid Banks, The Secret of the Indian

 “Spring came late. For the children, shut in the dark, cold parsonage, adjusting to Aunt and getting over the death that brought her, the winter had seemed endless. But now the rough moor was flecked with racing cloud shadows; the maltreated holly tree had stopped weeping; the green mould on the graves had dried to an unsuggestive grey.

The church could never look cheerful. It was too black, and its voice, the bell, always said ‘Fu – ner -al… fu – ner- al…’ even when it was only calling them to hear one of their Papa’s dramatic sermons.”
― Lynne Reid Banks, Dark Quartet: The Story of the Brontës

“The Spring can be more painful than any other time of the year. Summer is lazy and indifferent. Autumn is demanding and invigorating. Winter is numb and self-contained, but Spring has none of the palliatives. Every emotional nerve is close to the surface. Every sound and sight, every touch of the air is a summons to feel, to open your doors, to let life possess you and do what it likes with you.”
― Lynne Reid Banks, The L-Shaped Room

 “When I was your age I met a man older than myself, quite a bit older. I fell in love with him. Really in love. I know people say it’s just puppy love at that age, but I was in love properly. It lasted for years. It was the most powerful feeling I can ever remember. At that age one has no defenses. It just overwhelmed me.”
― Lynne Reid Banks, Melusine

 “the fun of keeping things in them. He was not a very tidy boy in general, but he did like arranging things in cupboards and drawers and then opening them later and finding them just as he’d left them.”
― Lynne Reid Banks, The Indian in the Cupboard

 “Most men, if you just tell them what to do in a businesslike fashion, will follow directions without thinking about it. One proceeds on the assumption that they’ll do as they’re told, and they do.”
― Lynne Reid Banks, The Secret of the Indian

“Among the innumerable books on Addy’s shelves was one by Ernest Hemingway in which I found these words: ‘What is moral is what you feel good after. What is immoral is what you feel bad after.”
― Lynne Reid Banks, The Backward Shadow

 “What did I tell you when you were little girl? The only way we women can get through our lives honorably is with courage and resignation, both.
― Lynne Reid Banks, Tiger, Tiger

“That it’s possible to be against the circus, not because you’re afraid to die there, but because it’s wicked and wrong.
~Aurelia, 152”
― Lynne Reid Banks, Tiger, Tiger

“Love lost by one moment’s explicit unfairness can’t be won back by trying to justify it”
― Lynne Reid Banks, The Backward Shadow

10 Famous Quotes by Author Lynne Reid Banks

Quotes for all, here you found our selection of 10 Lynne Reid Banks quotes. Make sure you help by commenting your best Lynne Reid Banks quote below and sharing our favorite authors so we can look them up, read some of their works and give you the best quotes we can find. We hope you enjoyed our top 10 quotes by Lynne Reid Banks. However, feel free to comment below if you disagree or would like to include some other great and memorable Lynne Reid Banks quotes in our list. 

One Final Bonus – Lynne Reid Banks Quote 

“Omri refused to get involved in an argument. He was somehow scared that if he talked about the Indian, something bad would happen. In fact, as the day went on and he longed more and more to get home, he began to feel certain that the whole incredible happening—well, not that it hadn’t happened, but that something would go wrong. All his thoughts, all his dreams were centered on the miraculous, endless possibilities opened up by a real, live, miniature Indian of his very own. It would be too terrible if the whole thing turned out to be some sort of mistake.”
― Lynne Reid Banks, The Indian in the Cupboard

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