The best Quotations


: one should, i think, always give children money, for they will spend it for themselves far more profitably than we can ever spend it for them.
- Rose Macaulay

A hot bath! i cry, as i sit down in it! again as i lie flat, a hot bath! how exquisite a pleasure, how luxurious, fervid and flagrant a consolation for the rigors, the austerities, the renunciation of the day.
- Rose Macaulay

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

Cranks live by theory, not by pure desire. they want votes, peace, nuts, liberty, and spinning-looms not because they love these things, as a child loves jam, but because they think they ought to have them. that is one element which makes the crank.
- Rose Macaulay

Giving is not at all interesting; but receiving is, there is no doubt about it, delightful.
- Rose Macaulay

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

Life is a great and noble game between the citizen and the government.
- Rose Macaulay

Sleeping in a bed - it is, apparently, of immense importance. against those who sleep, from choice or necessity, elsewhere society feels righteously hostile. it is not done. it is disorderly, anarchical.
- Rose Macaulay

You should always believe all you read in newspapers, as this makes them more interesting.
- Rose Macaulay


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Quotation Everybody likes to go their own way - to choose their own time and manner of devotion. - writer
Quotation We must find our duties in what comes to us, not in what might have been. - writer