Nancy Thayer: Author Bio About and Best Quotes

Ten of My Favorite Nancy Thayer Quotes 

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

About Nancy Thayer

Nancy Thayer holds a B.A. and an M.A. in English literature from the University of Missouri at Kansas City. Before settling down to write and have children, she taught English at various colleges and traveled to Paris, Amsterdam, and Helsinki. She attended the Breadloaf Writers Conference in 1981. During the last 25 years, she and her husband Charley Walters have lived year-round on Nantucket Island. There are two children and two grandchildren in the family.

Thayer has written 19 novels, including Summer House, The Hot Flash Club series, Moon Shell Beach, Stepping, and Three Women at the Water’s Edge.

The mysteries and romance of families and relationships, as well as the humorous adventures of growing older, are the subjects of her books.

Born: Emporia, The United States
Genre: Literature & Fiction, Women & Gender Studies

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Popular Quotes

“It’s never too late – in fiction or in life – to revise.”
― Nancy Thayer

 “Music is one of the most efficient mood elevators we have. People in nursing homes, whether ambulatory or even bedridden, whether lucid or not, would be provided with great pleasure by your playing. Maybe they could even dream, return to the best times in their lives, when they were loved.”
― Nancy Thayer, The Guest Cottage

“Perhaps in every close friendship there is an element of, if not competition, then comparison. Perhaps that is one of the things that makes a friend belong especially to us. Somehow, in the secrecy of our hearts, a scale must balance.”
― Nancy Thayer, Between Husbands and Friends

 “The universe is always speaking to us. … Sending us little messages, causing coincidences and serendipities, reminding us to stop, to look around, to believe in something else, something more.”
― Nancy Thayer

 “A good friend once said, “If you break your arm, people rush to bring you flowers, food, and sympathy, but if your mind breaks even just a little, people run away, frightened and dismayed.”
― Nancy Thayer, An Act of Love

 “Their friendship is like a tapestry in a drawer. Today is the iron passing over the cloth, smoothing out the wrinkles, bring out the pattern that makes it unique and beautiful.”
― Nancy Thayer, Nantucket Sisters

“The most terrible thing about marriage, I suppose, is that we know and understand each other’s weaknesses and fears as much as we know our strengths and desires.”
― Nancy Thayer, Between Husbands and Friends

 “Where’s your self-respect? Why don’t you get yourself in control? Life cannot hang on the love of one other person; you have got to hang your life on yourself.”
― Nancy Thayer, Three Women at the Water’s Edge

“Your generation does everything so fast I think you’ve forgotten how to enjoy the pleasures of going slow.”
― Nancy Thayer, The Guest Cottage

“Life on earth may be limited, but grandchildren were the promise of the eternal.”
― Nancy Thayer, An Island Christmas

10 Famous Quotes by Author Nancy Thayer

So there you have it my Ten favorite quotes by Nancy Thayer, please comment below and share your favorite quotes by the fantastic author Nancy Thayer.  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 Nancy Thayer. 

One Final Bonus – Nancy Thayer Quote 

“Mom said when she brought us beachcombing? She told us to always believe in something more. She told us to look at what was right in front of us, and we’d see that even a grain of sand was a miracle. That even a bit of glass was a message, that the universe was full of tricks and clues and signs.”

― Nancy Thayer, Beachcombers

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