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Amor Towles quotes: Old times, as my father used to say: If you're not careful, they'll gut you like a fish. Old times, as my father used to say: If you're not careful, they'll gut you like a fish.
Amor Towles quotes: How little imagination and courage we show in our hatreds. How little imagination and courage we show in our hatreds.
Amor Towles quotes: Learning dance steps was the sorry Saturday night pursuit of every boardinghouse girl in America Learning dance steps was the sorry Saturday night pursuit of every boardinghouse girl in America
Amor Towles quotes: The principle here is that a new generation owes a measure of thanks to every member of the previous generation. Our The principle here is that a new generation owes a measure of thanks to every member of the previous generation. Our
Amor Towles quotes: that if a man does not master his circumstances then he is bound to be mastered by them. The that if a man does not master his circumstances then he is bound to be mastered by them. The
Amor Towles quotes: If only someone had told me about the confidence-boosting nature of guns, I'd have been shooting them all my life. If only someone had told me about the confidence-boosting nature of guns, I'd have been shooting them all my life.
Amor Towles quotes: She could have made a favourable impression on someone if she hadn't acted as though at any moment the city was going to step on her She could have made a favourable impression on someone if she hadn't acted as though at any moment the city was going to step on her
Amor Towles quotes: as we age, we are bound to find comfort from the notion that it takes generations for a way of life to fade. as we age, we are bound to find comfort from the notion that it takes generations for a way of life to fade.
Amor Towles quotes: It is the business of the times to change, Mr. Halecki. And it is the business of gentlemen to change with them." The It is the business of the times to change, Mr. Halecki. And it is the business of gentlemen to change with them." The
Amor Towles quotes: ennui - that dreaded mire of the human emotions. ennui - that dreaded mire of the human emotions.
Amor Towles quotes: Hollywood is the single most dangerous force in the history of class struggle." Or Hollywood is the single most dangerous force in the history of class struggle." Or
Amor Towles quotes: Emily Post says that talking about oneself isn't very polite.' 'I'm sure Miss Post is perfectly correct, but that doesn't seem to stop the rest of us. Emily Post says that talking about oneself isn't very polite.' 'I'm sure Miss Post is perfectly correct, but that doesn't seem to stop the rest of us.
Amor Towles quotes: sometimes everybody tells you something because it is true." "sometimes," nina clarified, "everybody tells you something because they are everybody... sometimes everybody tells you something because it is true." "sometimes," nina clarified, "everybody tells you something because they are everybody...
Amor Towles quotes: That's the problem with being born in New York, the old newsman observed a little sadly. You've got no New York to run away to. That's the problem with being born in New York, the old newsman observed a little sadly. You've got no New York to run away to.
Amor Towles quotes: It is a lovely oddity of human nature that a person is more inclined to interrupt two people in conversation than one person alone with a book. It is a lovely oddity of human nature that a person is more inclined to interrupt two people in conversation than one person alone with a book.
Amor Towles quotes: In fact, if Paris had not been seated next to Helen when he dined in the court of Menelaus, there never would have been a Trojan War." A In fact, if Paris had not been seated next to Helen when he dined in the court of Menelaus, there never would have been a Trojan War." A
Amor Towles quotes: Returning to his quarters, he opened the window (though it was only the size of a postage stamp), Returning to his quarters, he opened the window (though it was only the size of a postage stamp),
Amor Towles quotes: the wise man celebrates what he can. the wise man celebrates what he can.
Amor Towles quotes: coffee can energize the industrious at dawn, calm the reflective at noon, or raise the spirits of the beleagured in the middle of the night. "It's coffee can energize the industrious at dawn, calm the reflective at noon, or raise the spirits of the beleagured in the middle of the night. "It's
Amor Towles quotes: For when life makes it impossible for a man to pursue his dreams, he will connive to pursue them anyway. For when life makes it impossible for a man to pursue his dreams, he will connive to pursue them anyway.
Amor Towles quotes: Dark, cold, and snowbound, Russia has the sort of climate in which the spirit of Christmas burns brightest. Dark, cold, and snowbound, Russia has the sort of climate in which the spirit of Christmas burns brightest.
Amor Towles quotes: Stalin himself declared: Life has improved, comrades. Life is more joyous. . . . Stalin himself declared: Life has improved, comrades. Life is more joyous. . . .
Amor Towles quotes: the only things that came from the practice were foolhardy acts, ill-advised liaisons, and gambling debts. the only things that came from the practice were foolhardy acts, ill-advised liaisons, and gambling debts.
Amor Towles quotes: By Diverse Means We Arrive at the Same End The By Diverse Means We Arrive at the Same End The
Amor Towles quotes: The only difference between everybody and nobody is all the shoes. The only difference between everybody and nobody is all the shoes.
Amor Towles quotes: will-o'-the-wisp will-o'-the-wisp
Amor Towles quotes: FRONTA NULLA FIDES. Place no trust in appearances. FRONTA NULLA FIDES. Place no trust in appearances.
Amor Towles quotes: Does a banquet really need an asparagus server?" "Does an orchestra need a bassoon? Does a banquet really need an asparagus server?" "Does an orchestra need a bassoon?
Amor Towles quotes: But, Audrius, I have never taken the lift in my life! But, Audrius, I have never taken the lift in my life!
Amor Towles quotes: I found myself intent on keeping the memories of the year to myself.[ ... ]I didn't want to share them. Because I didn't want to dilute them I found myself intent on keeping the memories of the year to myself.
[ ... ]
I didn't want to share them. Because I didn't want to dilute them
Amor Towles quotes: The designs of men are notoriously subservient to happenstance, hesitation, and haste; but The designs of men are notoriously subservient to happenstance, hesitation, and haste; but
Amor Towles quotes: I'm willing to be under anything...as long as it isn't somebody's thumb. I'm willing to be under anything...as long as it isn't somebody's thumb.
Amor Towles quotes: ...but the tenure of friendships has never been governed by the passage of time. ...but the tenure of friendships has never been governed by the passage of time.
Amor Towles quotes: - Bucky dear, his wife warned, you're slurring your words. - Slurring is the cursive of speech, I observed. - Bucky dear, his wife warned, you're slurring your words. - Slurring is the cursive of speech, I observed.
Amor Towles quotes: In a state of self-pity, one may retreat from the world in which one has been blessed to live. In a state of self-pity, one may retreat from the world in which one has been blessed to live.
Amor Towles quotes: And as she talked, the Count had to acknowledge once again the virtues of withholding judgment. And as she talked, the Count had to acknowledge once again the virtues of withholding judgment.
Amor Towles quotes: The Count commenced to cough into his napkin, as he had determined long ago that this was the most effective means of removing wine from his windpipe. The Count commenced to cough into his napkin, as he had determined long ago that this was the most effective means of removing wine from his windpipe.
Amor Towles quotes: I suppose Anne was right when she observed that at any given moment we're all seeking someone's forgiveness. I suppose Anne was right when she observed that at any given moment we're all seeking someone's forgiveness.
Amor Towles quotes: There are many reasons for ordering a particular bottle of wine. And memories of home are among the best." "Then There are many reasons for ordering a particular bottle of wine. And memories of home are among the best." "Then
Amor Towles quotes: One must be prepared to fight for one's simple pleasures and to defend them against elegance and erudition and all manner of glamorous enticements. One must be prepared to fight for one's simple pleasures and to defend them against elegance and erudition and all manner of glamorous enticements.
Amor Towles quotes: I told him I'd always found the description a little too long on adjectives and a little too short on specifics. I told him I'd always found the description a little too long on adjectives and a little too short on specifics.
Amor Towles quotes: Arriving late, thought the Count with a sigh. What a delicacy of youth. Then Arriving late, thought the Count with a sigh. What a delicacy of youth. Then
Amor Towles quotes: But every period has its virtues, even a time of turmoil. . . . When But every period has its virtues, even a time of turmoil. . . . When
Amor Towles quotes: That's the problem with living in New York. You've got no New York to run away to. That's the problem with living in New York. You've got no New York to run away to.
Amor Towles quotes: I sutured split infinitives and hoisted dangling modifiers and wore out the seam of my best flannel skirt. I sutured split infinitives and hoisted dangling modifiers and wore out the seam of my best flannel skirt.
Amor Towles quotes: Life is every bit as devious as Death. It too can wear a hooded coat. It too can slip into town, lurk in an alley, or wait in the back Life is every bit as devious as Death. It too can wear a hooded coat. It too can slip into town, lurk in an alley, or wait in the back of a tavern.
Amor Towles quotes: - I probably shouldn't tell you this, I said. - Kay-Kay, those are my six favorite words in the English language. - I probably shouldn't tell you this, I said.
- Kay-Kay, those are my six favorite words in the English language.
Amor Towles quotes: Be careful when choosing what you're proud ofbecause the world has every intention of using it against you. Be careful when choosing what you're proud of
because the world has every intention of using it against you.
Amor Towles quotes: If a number's individual digits sum to a number that is divisible by three, then it too is divisible by three. If a number's individual digits sum to a number that is divisible by three, then it too is divisible by three.
Amor Towles quotes: - Did Eve know? About you and Anne, I mean.He shook his head wanly. The very definition of wanly. The apotheosis of wanly. - Did Eve know? About you and Anne, I mean.
He shook his head wanly. The very definition of wanly. The apotheosis of wanly.
Amor Towles quotes: I'm willing to be under anything, she said, as long as it isn't somebody's thumb. I'm willing to be under anything, she said, as long as it isn't somebody's thumb.
Amor Towles quotes: was ten and eleven was ten and eleven
Amor Towles quotes: It was a marriage of two minds, of two ... spirits tilting as gently and inescapably toward the future as paper whites tilt toward the sun. It was a marriage of two minds, of two ... spirits tilting as gently and inescapably toward the future as paper whites tilt toward the sun.