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Helen Reilly

  • He didn't feel just then that he could bear Oliver Gault's pontifical courtesy; it was like going around arm in arm with a cathedral.

  • He left the conversation to his wife, a burden she had evidently borne lightly and with enjoyment for years.

  • She had the immovable obstinacy and the terrifying determination with which gentle natures are sometimes endowed.

  • ... emotion without discipline is as dangerous as a high-powered car without brakes.

  • He was a man who could bear the troubles of others with calmness and fortitude.

  • Do good and throw it in the sea; if God doesn't see it, the fishes will.

  • Domesticity was meat and drink to Mouse, and she liked taking care of people. She had done it for so long that it had become a habit with her.

  • On the whole, mental archaeology was a sordid digging proposition. The evil men did endured, the good was infinitely more ephemeral. You could generally find out whether a man had been a horse-thief, or an embezzler or a wife-beater, if you worked hard enough, but acts of kindness, of charity, a gay spirit, vanished without leaving a trace.

  • Joy could be as exhausting as grief.

  • Beauty is only bearable when you're happy.

  • She had always disliked August, the month without drama, the turn of the year, with summer fading and autumn not yet ready to take its place.

  • Time is the measure of that which changes ...

  • You trust wholly or not at all. Trust was not divisible.

Helen Reilly, U.S. writer

(1891 - 1962)

Full name: Helen Kieran Reilly. Two of her daughters also wrote mysteries, Ursula Curtiss and Mary McMullen (see quotations under both).