Rumer Godden Quotes

Rumer Godden Quotes

I know now it is children who accept life; grown people cover it up and pretend it is different with drinks.

Nabir came out to drive the children away, but she stopped him. "I like to be friendly she said."
"But they are not your friends," said Nabir. "You don't know them."
"Respect first," Nabir would have said if he could have explained, "friendship after.

When you learn to read you will be born again...and you will never be quite so alone again.

I wish I knew when I was going to die,' ninety-six-year-old Dame Frances Anne often said, 'I wish I knew.'
'Why, Dame?'
'Then I should know what to read next.

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