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A collection of quotes and sayings by Rose Macaulay on writing, annoyance, conversation, etiquette, history, ruins, past, reading, agonies and life.

9 Mind-Blowing Quotes & Sayings By Rose Macaulay

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Rose Macaulay was an English non-fiction writer known for her novels, autobiographies and travelogues. She debuted as a writer with ‘Abbots Verney’ followed by some other unsuccessful novels before her first successful novel ‘The Lee Shore’. She briefly served as a nurse and land girl during the First World War to return back with a series of satirical comic novels, including her first best-seller ‘Potterism’. This book helped her establish a reputation as a writer which was further increased with ‘Dangerous Ages’. This was followed by various novels. She turned to feed her love for history by publishing her historical novel titled ‘They Were Defeated’ while publishing some of her fictional novels. She took a break from writing during the Second World War to return with her travelogues like ‘They Went to Portugal’ and a fictional novel. Her last novel titled ‘The Towers of Trebizond’ became the most notable work of her life. We bring to a compilation of quotations and sayings by the popular writer which have been collected from her writings, thoughts, work and life. Go through the quotes and thoughts by Rose Macaulay which has a deep meaning and justify her intellect.

It is a common delusion that you make things better by talking about them.

- Rose Macaulay

Take my camel, dear,' said my aunt Dot, climbing down from that animal on her return from high Mass.

- The Towers of Trebizond, Rose Macaulay

So they left the subject and played croquet, which is a very good game for people who are annoyed with one another, giving many opportunities for venting rancor.

- Rose Macaulay

It was a book to kill time for those who like it better dead.

- Rose Macaulay

At the worst, a house unkept cannot be so distressing as a life unlived.

- Rose Macaulay

Life, for all its agonies...is exciting and beautiful, amusing and endearing...and whatever is to come after it -- we shall not have this life again.

- Rose Macaulay

Life, for all its agonies...is exciting and beautiful, amusing and artful and endearing...and whatever is to come after it -- we shall not have this life again.

- Rose Macaulay

Only one hour in the normal day is more pleasurable than the hour spent in bed with a book before going to sleep, and that is the hour spent in bed with a book after being called in the morning.

- Rose Macaulay

He felt about books as doctors feel about medicines, or managers about plays--cynical but hopeful.

- Crewe Train, Rose Macaulay