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Favorite Quotes

Tallulah Bankhead

 Tallulah Bankhead

“I don’t know what I am, darling. I’ve tried several varieties of sex. The conventional position makes me claustrophobic. And the others give me either a stiff neck or lockjaw.”

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Favorite Quote: Dangerous Liaisons

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Dangerous Liaisons

by Choderlos de Laclos

Now, I’m not going to deny that I was aware of your beauty. But the point is, this has nothing to do with your beauty. As I got to know you, I began to realize that beauty was the least of your qualities. I became fascinated by your goodness. I was drawn in by it. I didn’t understand what was happening to me. And it was only when I began to feel actual, physical pain every time you left the room that it finally dawned on me: I was in love, for the first time in my life. I knew it was hopeless, but that didn’t matter to me. And it’s not that I want to have you. All I want is to deserve you. Tell me what to do. Show me how to behave. I’ll do anything you say.”

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Favorite Quote- Holly Golightly

Breakfast At Tiffanys

“You could always tell what kind
of a person a man thinks you are by the earrings he gives you. I must say, the
mind reels.” –Holly Golightly

“Breakfast At Tiffanys” by Truman Capote

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Favorite Quote: Larry McMurtry

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Robert DuVall and Tommy Lee Jones in the 1989 TV film, “Lonesome Dove”

“If you want one thing too much it’s likely to be a disappointment. The healthy way is to learn to like the everyday things, like soft beds and buttermilk—and feisty gentlemen.”

 Larry McMurtry, from the 1985 Pulitzer Prize winning novel,

LONESOME DOVE

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Favorite Quote: Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed

Before we get to the quote, just let me say that I was inspired by blogger Carol over at http://rakesandrascals.wordpress.com who posts a favorite quote every now and then.  Reading as much as I do, I come across many quotes that really resonate.  So-o-o, I decided not to keep so many to myself. This one is a bit long but I really didn’t want to edit it.  This might inspire you to buy the book, it did for me.

Tiny Beautiful Things

Your assumptions about the lives of others are in direct relation to your naïve pomposity. Many people you believe to be rich are not rich. Many people you think have it easy worked hard for what they got. Many people who seem to be gliding right along have suffered and are suffering. Many people who appear to you to be old and stupidly saddled down with kids and cars and houses were once every bit as hip and pompous as you.

When you meet a man in the doorway of a Mexican restaurant who later kisses you while explaining that this kiss doesn’t ‘mean anything’ because, much as he likes you, he is not interested in having a relationship with you or anyone right now, just laugh and kiss him back. Your daughter will have his sense of humor. Your son will have his eyes.

The useless days will add up to something. The shitty waitressing jobs. The hours writing in your journal. The long meandering walks. The hours reading poetry and story collections and novels and dead people’s diaries and wondering about sex and God and whether you should shave under your arms or not. These things are your becoming.

One Christmas at the very beginning of your twenties when your mother gives you a warm coat that she saved for months to buy, don’t look at her skeptically after she tells you she thought the coat was perfect for you. Don’t hold it up and say it’s longer than you like your coats to be and too puffy and possibly even too warm. Your mother will be dead by spring. That coat will be the last gift she gave you. You will regret the small thing you didn’t say for the rest of your life. Say thank you.

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