Daphne Du Maurier was an English writer and playwright, who become one of the most-well known literary figures of the 20th century. Maurier was born in a highly connected family, her mother being the actress Muriel Beaumont and father, the actor manager Sir Gerald Du Maurier. The connections of her family made it possible for her to get into the world of literature, however it must be said that it was only through her own prowess that she became a world renowned author of great repute. After writing for a while for a magazine named ‘Bystander’, she published her first novel ‘The Loving Spirit’ in 1931. Most of her books were based on love stories that mostly had a happy ending. That was probably a big reason why her novels and plays gained a lot of popularity. Some of her most famous works, which went on to become cult classics and are read even today are the novels ‘Rebecca and Jamaica Inn’, while the short stories ‘Don’t Look Now’ and ‘The Birds’ are also considered to be among her finest works. Her work, thoughts and writings are still read widely. Here are some of the most profound quotes from the life, times and works of Daphne Du Maurier that you would surely enjoy.
The moment of crisis had come, and I must face it. My old fears, my diffidence, my shyness, my hopeless sense of inferiority, must be conquered now and thrust aside. If I failed now I should fail forever.