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Barbara Pym Quotes By Barbara Pym: Inanimate objects were often so much nicer than Inanimate objects were often so much nicer than people. — Barbara Pym
Barbara Pym Quotes By Barbara Pym: One did not drink sherry before the evening, One did not drink sherry before the evening, just as one did not read a novel in the morning. — Barbara Pym
Barbara Pym Quotes By Barbara Pym: You lose your sense of perspective when you You lose your sense of perspective when you get too close, and the charm goes. — Barbara Pym
Barbara Pym Quotes By Barbara Pym: for I had observed that men did not for I had observed that men did not usually do things unless they liked doing them. — Barbara Pym
Barbara Pym Quotes By Barbara Pym: but it's a good feeling and one does but it's a good feeling and one does so like to have that. — Barbara Pym
Barbara Pym Quotes By Barbara Pym: Yes! In the sea of life enisled, With Yes! In the sea of life enisled, With echoing straits between us thrown, Dotting the shoreless watery wild, We mortal millions live ALONE, — Barbara Pym
Barbara Pym Quotes By Barbara Pym: I stretched out my hand towards the little I stretched out my hand towards the little bookshelf where I kept cookery and devotional books, the most comfortable bedside reading. — Barbara Pym
Barbara Pym Quotes By Barbara Pym: Also, it was the morning and it seemed Also, it was the morning and it seemed a little odd to be thinking about poetry before luncheon. — Barbara Pym
Barbara Pym Quotes By Barbara Pym: Dear Mildred,' he smiled, 'you are not the Dear Mildred,' he smiled, 'you are not the kind of person to expect things as your right even though they may be. — Barbara Pym
Barbara Pym Quotes By Barbara Pym: Those quotations were really quite obscure. Anyone can Those quotations were really quite obscure. Anyone can see that he is a very well read man. — Barbara Pym
Barbara Pym Quotes By Barbara Pym: Perhaps it's better to be unhappy than not Perhaps it's better to be unhappy than not to feel anything at all. — Barbara Pym
Barbara Pym Quotes By Barbara Pym: Robina Fairfax's mouth opened in a smile which Robina Fairfax's mouth opened in a smile which revealed teeth that could only have been her own, so variously coloured and oddly shaped were they. — Barbara Pym
Barbara Pym Quotes By Barbara Pym: Perhaps all love had something of the ridiculous Perhaps all love had something of the ridiculous in it. — Barbara Pym
Barbara Pym Quotes By Barbara Pym: I love Evensong. There's something sad and essentially I love Evensong. There's something sad and essentially English about it. — Barbara Pym
Barbara Pym Quotes By Barbara Pym: It seems to be a kind of lounge,' It seems to be a kind of lounge,' she added, tripping over a small footstool. The floor seemed to be littered with them, like toadstools. — Barbara Pym
Barbara Pym Quotes By Barbara Pym: Once you get into the habit of falling Once you get into the habit of falling in love you will find that it happens quite often and means less and less,' said — Barbara Pym
Barbara Pym Quotes By Barbara Pym: Life is cruel and we do terrible things Life is cruel and we do terrible things to each other. — Barbara Pym
Barbara Pym Quotes By Barbara Pym: She had always been an unashamed reader of She had always been an unashamed reader of novels ... — Barbara Pym
Barbara Pym Quotes By Barbara Pym: Dulcie always found a public library a little Dulcie always found a public library a little upsetting, for one saw so many odd people there ... — Barbara Pym
Barbara Pym Quotes By Barbara Pym: The burden of keeping three people in toilet The burden of keeping three people in toilet paper seemed to me rather a heavy one. — Barbara Pym
Barbara Pym Quotes By Barbara Pym: Just the kind of underclothes a person like Just the kind of underclothes a person like me might wear, I thought dejectedly, so there is no need to describe them. — Barbara Pym
Barbara Pym Quotes By Barbara Pym: There are various ways of mending a broken There are various ways of mending a broken heart, but perhaps going to a learned conference is one of the more unusual. — Barbara Pym
Barbara Pym Quotes By Barbara Pym: She had now reached an age when one She had now reached an age when one starts looking for a husband rather more systematically than one does at nineteen or even at twenty-one. — Barbara Pym
Barbara Pym Quotes By Barbara Pym: There are some things too dreadful to be There are some things too dreadful to be revealed, and it is even more dreadful how, in spite of our better instincts,we long to know about them. — Barbara Pym
Barbara Pym Quotes By Barbara Pym: There are no sick people in North Oxford. There are no sick people in North Oxford. They are either dead or alive.It's sometimes difficult to tell the difference , that's all. — Barbara Pym
Barbara Pym Quotes By Barbara Pym: However romantically ill John might look, it seemed However romantically ill John might look, it seemed that he had nothing worse than an unromantic cold. — Barbara Pym
Barbara Pym Quotes By Barbara Pym: I realised that one might love him secretly I realised that one might love him secretly with no hope of encouragement, which can be very enjoyable for the young or inexperienced. — Barbara Pym
Barbara Pym Quotes By Barbara Pym: Well, then, we may as well find somewhere Well, then, we may as well find somewhere to have tea. After spiritual comes bodily refreshment. — Barbara Pym
Barbara Pym Quotes By Barbara Pym: It's so good for you to think of It's so good for you to think of nothing. I wish you could do it more often. — Barbara Pym
Barbara Pym Quotes By Barbara Pym: Virtue is an excellent thing and we should Virtue is an excellent thing and we should all strive after it, but it can sometimes be a little depressing. — Barbara Pym
Barbara Pym Quotes By Barbara Pym: But at least it made one realize that But at least it made one realize that life still held infinite possibilities for change. — Barbara Pym
Barbara Pym Quotes By Barbara Pym: Yes, I like sitting at a table in Yes, I like sitting at a table in the sun,' I agreed, 'but I'm afraid I'm one of those typical English tourists who always wants a cup of tea. — Barbara Pym
Barbara Pym Quotes By Barbara Pym: Perhaps long spaghetti is the kind of thing Perhaps long spaghetti is the kind of thing that ought to be eaten quite alone with nobody to watch one's struggles. Surely — Barbara Pym
Barbara Pym Quotes By Barbara Pym: in something for him, so I bought some in something for him, so I bought some white — Barbara Pym
Barbara Pym Quotes By Barbara Pym: This may sound a cynical thing to say, This may sound a cynical thing to say, but don't you think men sometimes leave difficulties to be solved by other people or to solve themselves? After — Barbara Pym
Barbara Pym Quotes By Barbara Pym: What a good thing there is no marriage What a good thing there is no marriage or giving in marriage in the after-life; it will certainly help to smooth things out. — Barbara Pym
Barbara Pym Quotes By Barbara Pym: If only one could clear out one's mind If only one could clear out one's mind and heart as ruthlessly as one did one's wardrobe. — Barbara Pym
Barbara Pym Quotes By Barbara Pym: Oh, God, yes! You'd hate sharing a kitchen Oh, God, yes! You'd hate sharing a kitchen with me. I'm such a slut,' she said, almost proudly. — Barbara Pym