by Daphne du Maurier
Find the perfect quote to float your boat. Shmoop breaks down key quotations from Rebecca.
"An appalling tragedy […] the papers were full of it of course. They say he never talks about it, never mentions her name. She was drowned you know, in the bay near Manderley..." (4.93)
I am glad it cannot happen twice, the fever of first love. For it is a fever, and a burden, too, whatever the poets may say. (5.1)
The house was a sepulchre, our fear and suffering lay buried in the ruins. There would be no resurrection. (1.12)
"That's what I do to Jasper […] I'm being like Jasper now, leaning against him. He pats me now and again, when he remembers, and I'm pleased, I get closer to him for a moment. He likes me in the...
Memory and the Past Quotes
Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again. (1.1)
I was like a little scrubby schoolboy with a passion for a sixth-form prefect, and he kinder, and far more inaccessible. (5.9)
Lies and Deceit Quotes
We have no secrets now from one another. (2.5)
Society and Class Quotes
Angel cake, that melted in the mouth, and his rather stodgier companion, bursting with peel and raisins. There was enough food there to keep a starving family for a week. I never knew what happened...
Justice and Judgment Quotes
"You see," [Beatrice] said, […] "you are so very different from Rebecca." (9.169)