Mary Stewart: Author Bio About and Best Quotes

Ten of My Favorite Mary Stewart Quotes 

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

About Mary Stewart

Lady Mary Stewart, born Mary Florence Elinor Rainbow, was an English novelist and teacher at John Norquay Elementary School for 30 to 35 years.

She was one of the most popular fiction writers of our time. As a writer of twenty novels, a volume of poetry, and three books for young readers, she was admired for both her contemporary stories of romantic suspense and for her historical fiction. Originally from England, she spent a lot of time in Scotland, living between Edinburgh and the West Highlands.

Born: September 17, 1916, Sunderland, The United Kingdom
Died: May 09, 2014
Genre: Fiction, Romance, Suspense

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Popular Quotes

“I suppose one gets to know men quickest by the things they take for granted.”
― Mary Stewart, My Brother Michael

 “To remember love after long sleep; to turn again to poetry after a year in the market place, or to youth after resignation to drowsy and stiffening age; to remember what once you thought life could hold, after telling over with muddied and calculating fingers what it has offered; this is music, made after long silence. The soul flexes its wings, and, clumsy as any fledgling, tries the air again”
― Mary Stewart, The Hollow Hills

“I doubt if there are many normal women who can resist looking at houses. I believe, in fact, that when a house is up for sale more than half the people who look over it are not prospective buyers, but merely ladies who cannot resist exploring someone else’s house.”
― Mary Stewart, Stormy Petrel

 “It is not true that women cannot keep secrets. Where they love, they can be trusted to death and beyond, against all sense and reason. It is their weakness, and their great strength. ”
― Mary Stewart, The Hollow Hills

 “Perhaps loneliness had nothing to do with place or circumstance; perhaps it was in you; yourself. Perhaps, wherever you were, you took your little circle of loneliness with you…”
― Mary Stewart, Nine Coaches Waiting

 “Every man carries the seed of his own death, and you will not be more than a man. You will have everything; you cannot have more…”
― Mary Stewart, The Hollow Hills

“Every life has death and every light has shadow. Be content to stand in the light and let the shadow fall where it will.”
― Mary Stewart, The Hollow Hills

 “It does not do to neglect the gods of a place, whoever they may be. In the end, they are all one.”
― Mary Stewart, Mary Stewart’s Merlin Trilogy

“The gods only go with you if you put yourself in their path. And that takes courage.”
― Mary Stewart, The Crystal Cave

“The essence of wisdom is to know when to be doing, and when it’s useless even to try”
― Mary Stewart, The Last Enchantment

10 Famous Quotes by Author Mary Stewart

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

One Final Bonus – Mary Stewart Quote 

“Sometimes, when you’re deep in the countryside, you meet three girls, walking along the hill tracks in the dusk, spinning. They each have a spindle, and on to these they are spinning their wool, milk-white, like the moonlight. In fact, it is the moonlight, the moon itself, which is why they don’t carry a distaff. They’re not Fates, or anything terrible; they don’t affect the lives of men; all they have to do is to see that the world gets its hours of darkness, and they do this by spinning the moon down out of the sky. Night after night, you can see the moon getting less and less, the ball of light waning, while it grown on the spindles of the maidens. Then, at length, the moon is gone, and the world has darkness, and rest…..

…on the darkest night, the maidens take their spindles down to the sea, to wash their wool. And the wool slips from the spindles into the water, and unravels in long ripples of light from the shore to the horizon, and there is the moon again, rising above the sea….Only when all the wool is washed, and wound again into a white ball in the sky, can the moon-spinners start their work once more….”
― Mary Stewart, The Moonspinners

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