Mary Jo Putney: Author Bio About and Best Quotes

Ten of My Favorite Mary Jo Putney Quotes 

Mary Jo Putney, a writer whom I am guessing you love? Here are our 10 best Mary Jo Putney 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 Mary Jo Putney’s top 10 popular and famous quotes. Like every good writer Mary Jo Putney made a number of memorable quotes, here are some of our favorites: 

About Mary Jo Putney

In 1946, Mary Jo Putney was born in Upstate New York with a reading addiction, for which there is no cure. After earning degrees in English Literature and Industrial Design at Syracuse University, she worked in California and England before settling in Baltimore, Maryland, where she has lived very comfortably since.

Although becoming a novelist was her ultimate fantasy, she never imagined writing was an achievable goal until she acquired a computer. When she realized that a computer was the ultimate writing tool, she plunged into her first book with an ignorance that illustrates the adage that fools rush in where angels fear to go.

Born: New York, The United States
Genre: Romance, Historical Fiction, Fantasy

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Popular Quotes

“To love and be loved is the most powerful of human needs

Clare Morgan”
― Mary Jo Putney, Thunder & Roses

 “A witty vicar once said that a good marriage is like a pair of scissors with the couple inseparable joined, often moving in opposite directions, yet always destroying anyone who comes between them. The trick is for the blades to learn to work smoothly together, so as not to cut each other.”
― Mary Jo Putney

“My brother said that at Eton, students were told caning builds character. I suppose girls are caned less because we aren’t thought to have much character.”
“Which is the sort of thing males say when they don’t know any women.”
― M.J. Putney, Dark Mirror

 “But why, she thought wryly, did a man seem more attractive as he became less available? How humbling to think one had so much in common with a cow stretching its neck through a gate for better grass.”
― Mary Jo Putney, The Bargain

 “But gratitude would not have me love you as I do. Love was inspired by what you are – the good, the bad, and even the foolish, which is what you’re being right now.”
― Mary Jo Putney, The Bargain

 “If you allow an experienced man of the world to introduce you to passion when you want him more than he wants you, he will own your soul, but you will not own his.”
― Mary Jo Putney, The Bargain

“Winning her would be like coaxing a butterfly to land on his hand. Patience, gentleness, and perhaps a prayer or two would be required.”
― Mary Jo Putney, The Bargain

 “Men are imperfect creatures, aren’t they? But they are the only opposite sex we have, so we must make the best of them.”
― Mary Jo Putney, River of Fire

“Europeans condemned Chinese foot binding, but any society that had invented the corset had a lot to answer for.”
― Mary Jo Putney, The China Bride

“Life is a good deal more comfortable if one doesn’t expect it to be fair.”
― Mary Jo Putney, The Bargain

10 Famous Quotes by Author Mary Jo Putney

Quotes for all, here you found our selection of 10 Mary Jo Putney quotes. Make sure you help by commenting your best Mary Jo Putney 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 Mary Jo Putney. However, feel free to comment below if you disagree or would like to include some other great and memorable Mary Jo Putney quotes in our list. 

One Final Bonus – Mary Jo Putney Quote 

“Something must be done about the food.”

Seeing his speculative glance Clare laid down her fork and gave him a warning scowl. “Yes, I’m a good cook, but I will not have time to work in the kitchen. And don’t try to convince me that a mistress also has to cook for her lover.”

“I wasn’t thinking of wasting your valuable time in the kitchen.” He smiled mischievously. “But a mistress can do interesting thing with food. Shall I describe them?”


“Another time, perhaps.”
― Mary Jo Putney, Thunder & Roses

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