Quotes by: P. D. James

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The Right Honourable
The Baroness James of Holland Park
OBE
Born Phyllis Dorothy James
(1920-08-03)3 August 1920
Oxford, England
Died 27 November 2014(2014-11-27) (aged 94)
Oxford, UK
Occupation Novelist
Nationality British
Genre Crime fiction
thriller
dystopian fiction
Spouse Ernest Connor Bantry White, an Army doctor (m. 1941–64, his death)
Children 2 daughters, Clare (b. 1942) and Jane (b. 1944)

We English are good at forgiving our enemies; it releases us from the obligation of liking our friends.
P. D. James
In 1930s mysteries, all sorts of motives were credible which aren't credible today, especially motives of preventing guilty sexual secrets from coming out. Nowadays, people sell their guilty sexual secrets.
P. D. James
It was one of those perfect English autumnal days which occur more frequently in memory than in life.
P. D. James
There comes a time when every scientist, even God, has to write off an experiment.
P. D. James
I believe that political correctness can be a form of linguistic fascism, and it sends shivers down the spine of my generation who went to war against fascism.
P. D. James
Human kindness is like a defective tap, the first gush may be impressive but the stream soon dries up.
P. D. James
What the detective story is about is not murder but the restoration of order.
P. D. James
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