Miss Read’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes

Ten of My Favourite Miss Read Quotes 

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

Popular Quotes

“Anyone with any sense welcomes retirement,”
― Miss Read, The School at Thrush Green

 “The thing to do,’ I said as we gained the lane that leads to Beech Green and Fairacre, ‘is to get absolutely everything in the summer and lock it in a cupboard. Then order every scrap of food from a shop the week before Christmas and sit back and enjoy watching everyone else go mad. I’ve been meaning to do it for years.”
― Miss Read, Village School

“Fairacre children could handle tools, and had the plodding unhurried methods of the countryman that produce amazing results. Here was the perfect medium for their inborn skill. The golden sand was turned, raked, piled, patted and ornamented with shells and seaweed,”
― Miss Read, Village School

 “How many people had stood here, as she did now, puzzled, unhappy, numb with pain and perplexity? And how many had found comfort in the knowledge of the continuity of life, of being but one link in a long chain of human experience, in this old, old setting?”
― Miss Read, News from Thrush Green

 “Thoughts by a graveside are too dark and deep to be sustained for any length of time. Sooner or later the hurt mind turns to the sun for healing, and this is as it should be, for otherwise, what future could any of us hope for, but madness?”
― Miss Read, Village School

 “For Amy is the victim of today’s common malaise—too much self analysis; while I, finding myself remarkably uninteresting, am only too pleased to observe others and the natural objects around me. Thus I am”
― Miss Read, Village Diary

“My parents were great readers of poetry and had a weakness for the light fantastic.’
A pleasant change from the heavy dismal we suffer from everywhere today,’ commented Winnie.”
― Miss Read, News from Thrush Green

 “A quarter past three,” she exclaimed, catching sight of the bedside clock. “What a time to be drinking tea!”
“Anytime,” Harold told her, “is time to be drinking tea.”
― Miss Read

“I soon realized that what I really wanted was time to ruminate, time to observe, and often time to be alone.”
― Miss Read, Early Days

“The worst of getting old,’ said Winnie, ‘is the time one has to spend in patching oneself up.”
― Miss Read, The Year at Thrush Green

10 Famous Quotes by Author Miss Read

So there you have it my Ten favourite quotes by Miss Read, please comment below and share your favourite quotes by the fantastic author Miss Read.  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 Miss Read. 

One Final Bonus – Miss Read Quote 

“How lucky country children are in these natural delights that lie ready to their hand! Every season and every plant offers changing joys. As they meander along the lane that leads to our school all kinds of natural toys present themselves for their diversion. The seedpods of stitchwort hang ready for delightful popping between thumb and finger, and later the bladder campion offers a larger, if less crisp, globe to burst. In the autumn, acorns, beechnuts, and conkers bedizen their path, with all their manifold possibilities of fun. In the summer, there is an assortment of honeys to be sucked from bindweed flowers, held fragile and fragrant to hungry lips, and the tiny funnels of honeysuckle and clover blossoms to taste.”

― Miss Read, Village Diary

Dave Peterson

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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