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Gordon Daviot

  • 'Your only aim in life seems to be to keep out of trouble.' 'Yes. That is the beginning of middle age.'

  • ... her doubts are her sop to conscience. Like the person who takes a third helping and says with shining eyes, 'This is sheer greed!'

  • ... only geniuses write without making money.

  • A man may own a ship, but unless he is captain of a crew he goes where the ship goes.

Gordon Daviot, Scottish playwright, writer

(1896 - 1952)

Real name: Elizabeth Mackintosh. She is best known under another pseudonym, Josephine Tey.