Maeve Binchy Quotes & Sayings

97 most famous Maeve Binchy quotes and sayings. These are the first 10 quotes we have for her. She was an Irish novelist who passed away on 30 July, 2012.

Maeve Binchy Quotes
“I have always believed that life is too short for rows and disagreements. Even if I think I'm right, I would prefer to apologize and remain friends rather than win and be an enemy.”
“The great thing about getting older is that you become more mellow. Things aren't as black and white, and you become much more tolerant. You can see the good in things much more easily rather than getting enraged as you used to do when you were young.”
“Happiness is in our own hearts. I have no regrets of anything in the past. I'm totally cheerful and happy, and I think that a lot of your attitude is not in the circumstances you find yourself in, but in the circumstances you make for yourself.”
Maeve Binchy Quotes
“There are no makeovers in my books. The ugly duckling does not become a beautiful swan. She becomes a confident duck able to take charge of her own life and problems.”
Maeve Binchy Quotes
“Everybody is a hero in their own story if you just look.”
“I was lucky enough to be fairly quick at understanding what was taught, but unlucky enough not to be really interested in it, so I always got my exams but never had the scholar's love of learning for its own sake.”
Maeve Binchy Quotes
“When I was being brought up, we weren't allowed to wallow in self-pity, which was a thoroughly good thing. We were all fine and healthy because that was what we were told to be.”
Maeve Binchy Quotes
“Because I saw my parents relaxing in armchairs and reading and liking it, I thought it was a peaceful grown-up thing to do, and I still think that.”
Maeve Binchy Quotes
“I had a very happy childhood, which is unsuitable if you're going to be an Irish writer.”
Maeve Binchy Quotes
“Always write as if you are talking to someone. It works. Don't put on any fancy phrases or accents or things you wouldn't say in real life.”

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