Josephine Tey Quotes

Top 38 wise famous quotes and sayings by Josephine Tey

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Josephine Tey quotes: If Richard had not made friends he had certainly influenced people. If Richard had not made friends he had certainly influenced people.
Josephine Tey quotes: Nothing great ever came out of common sense. Nothing great ever came out of common sense.
Josephine Tey quotes: It is not possible to love and be wise. It is not possible to love and be wise.
Josephine Tey quotes: A man may own a ship, but unless he is captain of a crew he goes where the ship goes. A man may own a ship, but unless he is captain of a crew he goes where the ship goes.
Josephine Tey quotes: There was no room in his life for Marta, and none in her life for him; but it was a pity, all the same. There was no room in his life for Marta, and none in her life for him; but it was a pity, all the same.
Josephine Tey quotes: One of the secrets of a successful life is to know how to be a little profitably crazy. One of the secrets of a successful life is to know how to be a little profitably crazy.
Josephine Tey quotes: A thousand people drowned in floods in China are news: a solitary child drowned in a pond is tragedy. A thousand people drowned in floods in China are news: a solitary child drowned in a pond is tragedy.
Josephine Tey quotes: In hospitals there is no time off for good behavior. In hospitals there is no time off for good behavior.
Josephine Tey quotes: After three days without one, the desire to read a newspaper vanished. And really, one was happier without. After three days without one, the desire to read a newspaper vanished. And really, one was happier without.
Josephine Tey quotes: It would do her good to have some demons to fight, to be swung out in space and held over some bottomless pit now and then. It would do her good to have some demons to fight, to be swung out in space and held over some bottomless pit now and then.
Josephine Tey quotes: Horse sense is the instinct that keeps horses from betting on men. Horse sense is the instinct that keeps horses from betting on men.
Josephine Tey quotes: Before night,' as Nanny used to say of too exuberant children. Before night,' as Nanny used to say of too exuberant children.
Josephine Tey quotes: Truth is often terribly thin, don't you think? Truth is often terribly thin, don't you think?
Josephine Tey quotes: I expect this is what death is like when you meet it. Sort of wildly unfair but inevitable. I expect this is what death is like when you meet it. Sort of wildly unfair but inevitable.
Josephine Tey quotes: Nothing in this world came out of satisfaction. Except the human race. Nothing in this world came out of satisfaction. Except the human race.
Josephine Tey quotes: One would expect boredom to be a great yawning emotion, but it isn't, of course. It's a small niggling thing. One would expect boredom to be a great yawning emotion, but it isn't, of course. It's a small niggling thing.
Josephine Tey quotes: Nothing puts things in perspective as quickly as a mountain. Nothing puts things in perspective as quickly as a mountain.
Josephine Tey quotes: Someone had said that if you thought about the unthinkable long enough it became quite reasonable. Someone had said that if you thought about the unthinkable long enough it became quite reasonable.
Josephine Tey quotes: But no, Potticary, poor fool, brushed his boots for love of it. He probably had a slave mentality; but had never read enough for it to worry him. But no, Potticary, poor fool, brushed his boots for love of it. He probably had a slave mentality; but had never read enough for it to worry him.
Josephine Tey quotes: There is a limit to one's capacity for rows, you know. There comes a time when you're only too ready to sacrifice something for a quiet life. There is a limit to one's capacity for rows, you know. There comes a time when you're only too ready to sacrifice something for a quiet life.
Josephine Tey quotes: He is much too personable to be wholesome. He is much too personable to be wholesome.
Josephine Tey quotes: What had he ever wanted that he could not buy? And if that wasn't riches he didn't know what was. What had he ever wanted that he could not buy? And if that wasn't riches he didn't know what was.