Sarah Caudwell’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes

Ten of My Favourite Sarah Caudwell Quotes 

Love reading? Then it’s likely you will love a good quote from your favourite author. This article covers Sarah Caudwell’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes that we at Australia Unwrapped have collected from some of his greatest works. Sarah Caudwell quotes to remember and here you will find 10 of the best. A memorable quote can stay with you and can be used along your journey. Choosing Sarah Caudwell’s top 10 quotes is not easy, but here they are:

Popular Quotes

“Things, since you left, have not gone well with me: they have taken me from a place where there was gin to a place where there is no gin[.]”
― Sarah Caudwell

 “Julia’s unhappy relationship with the Inland Revenue was due to her omission, during four years of modestly successful practice at the Bar, to pay any income tax. The truth is, I think, that she did not, in her heart of hearts, really believe in income tax. It was a subject which she had studied for examinations and on which she had thereafter advised a number of clients: she naturally did not suppose, in these circumstances, that it had anything to do with real life.”
― Sarah Caudwell, Thus Was Adonis Murdered

“On my first day in London I made an early start. Reaching the Public Record Office not much after ten, I soon secured the papers I needed for my research and settled in my place. I became, as is the way of the scholar, so deeply absorbed as to lose all consciousness of my surroundings or of the passage of time. When at last I came to myself, it was almost eleven and I was quite exhausted: I knew I could not prudently continue without refreshment.”
― Sarah Caudwell, Thus Was Adonis Murdered

“You will be interested to hear, Hilary, that it [the drug] had a most remarkable effect — even on Selena after a very modest quantity. She cast off all conventional restraints and devoted herself without shame to the pleasure of the moment.”

I asked for particulars of this uncharacteristic conduct.

“She took from her handbag a paperback edition of Pride and Prejudice and sat on the sofa reading it, declining all offers of conversation.”
― Sarah Caudwell, The Shortest Way to Hades

 “I would think it odd, he said, that he had never married. I did not, in fact, think it at all odd–the statistical chances against any woman being prepared to endure both the hairiness of his legs and the tedium of his conversation seemed to be negligible. I did not express this view, but said sympathetically that the military life must be difficult to combine with the domestic.”
― Sarah Caudwell, Thus Was Adonis Murdered

 “Julia did very well,’ said Selena, ‘not to fall into the lagoon. How beastly of that woman to suggest she’d had too much to drink.’
Most uncharitable,’ said Ragwort. ‘Julia, as we all know, needs no assistance from alcohol to make her trip over things.”
― Sarah Caudwell, Thus Was Adonis Murdered

“I had already established, as you know, that it was logically impossible for Kenneth to be distressed by anything that might occur between Ned and myself; but Kenneth, being an artist, has perhaps not studied logic and is unaware of the impossibility.”
― Sarah Caudwell, Thus Was Adonis Murdered

 “I should explain — in view of my last letter, you may find it slightly surprising — that Daphne and I are now bosom friends. That is to say, she seems to think we are; and I do not feel that I know her well enough to dispute it.”
― Sarah Caudwell, The Sibyl in Her Grave

“The trouble with real life is that you don’t know whether you’re the hero or just some nice chap who gets bumped off in chapter five to show what a rotter the villain is without anyone minding too much.”
― Sarah Caudwell, The Sirens Sang of Murder

“…it seems to us that the readers who want fiction to be like life are considerably outnumbered by those who would like life to be like fiction.”
― Sarah Caudwell

10 Famous Quotes by Author Sarah Caudwell

10 quotes by Sarah Caudwell there you go! It’s never an easy task picking the best quotations from great writers, so please if you disagree or have more to add, please comment and share your opinions. My 10 greatest Sarah Caudwell quotes will likely be different from yours; however, that’s the best thing about them, each quote can mean something different to each person. So don’t wait, comment and shares your best Sarah Caudwell Quote. 

One Final Bonus – Sarah Caudwell Quote 

“In order to deceive others, it is necessary also to deceive oneself. The actor playing Hamlet must indeed believe that he is the Prince of Denmark, though when he leaves the stage he will usually remember who he really is. On the other hand, when someone’s entire life is based on pretense, they will seldom if ever return to reality. That is the secret of successful politicians, evangelists and confidence tricksters—they believe that they are telling the truth, even when they know that they have faked the evidence. Sincerity, my dear Julia, is a quality not to be trusted.”― Sarah Caudwell, The Sibyl in Her Grave

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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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