Petra Durst-Benning: Author Bio About and Best Quotes

Ten of My Favorite Petra Durst-Benning Quotes 

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

About Petra Durst-Benning

Petra Durst-Benning is well known for her well-researched historical novels in her native Germany, where she lives with her husband. She has written more than a dozen books, many of which became bestsellers. Durst-Benning has long loved the US. As a child, she visited the US frequently and developed a passion for American bestsellers, which led to her own writing career. In many ways, The Glassblower is the realization of a girlhood dream

Born: Germany
Genre: Historical Fiction, Romance

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Popular Quotes

“Only a fool plays with fire in his own house!”
― Petra Durst-Benning, The Glassblower

 “a strict upbringing in which rigor and discipline had been prized above all else. The capacity to abase oneself, to accept punishment—or, in turn, to show harshness and punish the submissive for their faults—this had to be learned from early childhood if it were later to be celebrated as art.”
― Petra Durst-Benning, The Glassblower

“Sometimes people say things you can only understand in hindsight,” Ruth remarked thoughtfully. “You think you know what you want from life, and then in the end it turns out to be quite the opposite.”
― Petra Durst-Benning, The Glassblower

 “All that glitters is not gold. Scratch the shiny surface and underneath there will be bumps and scrapes or even great gaping holes.”
― Petra Durst-Benning, The Glassblower

 “All you have to do is wait for the right moment and then grab your happiness with both hands and never let go.”
― Petra Durst-Benning, The Glassblower

 “We’ve a saying that you should always expect pleasant surprises. The unpleasant surprises will come anyway.”
― Petra Durst-Benning, The Glassblower

“Often enough we allow a sense of obligation to force us to do things we have no desire to do on our own.”
― Petra Durst-Benning, The Glassblower

 “True love is much stronger than us mortals. It stops us from being scared of what tomorrow may bring.”
― Petra Durst-Benning, The Glassblower

“Inspiration and an open mind are sisters in art—you need both to create anything really new.”
― Petra Durst-Benning, The American Lady

“A woman who didn’t respect herself would never find a man to respect her.”
― Petra Durst-Benning, The Glassblower

10 Famous Quotes by Author Petra Durst-Benning

So there you have it my Ten favorite quotes by Petra Durst-Benning, please comment below and share your favorite quotes by the fantastic author Petra Durst-Benning.  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 Petra Durst-Benning. 

One Final Bonus – Petra Durst-Benning Quote 

“Your purpose in life is not to serve others. Your purpose is to lead. You should not run around after your sisters all the time—rather they should run after you! Just look at yourself: you are a strong woman. But if you jump to attention every time Ruth or Marie or anyone else whistles for your help, you simply make yourself ridiculous.”

― Petra Durst-Benning, The Glassblower

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