October: Favourite Quotes

Hi everyone,

Today’s post is going to be a round-up of my favourite quotes from the books I read in the month of October.


The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

“I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.”

“How you can sit there, calmly eating muffins when we are in this horrible trouble, I can’t make out. You seem to me to be perfectly heartless.” “Well, I can’t eat muffins in an agitated manner. The butter would probably get on my cuffs. One should always eat muffins quite calmly. It is the only way to eat them.” “I say it’s perfectly heartless your eating muffins at all, under the circumstances.”

“I hate people who are not serious about meals. It is so shallow of them.”

“I am sick to death of cleverness. Everybody is clever nowadays.”


Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee

“Martha: Truth or illusion, George; you don’t know the difference. George: No, but we must carry on as though we did. Martha: Amen.”


The Corset by Laura Purcell

“I don’t mean to sound ungrateful, miss. Charitable people like yourself saved my life. But I wish they’d thought a bit more about what I was to do with it, once it was safe.”

“But instead I shared the fate of all girls who are poor of pocket: I was tied to my work, like a needle tethered by thread.”


Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman

“There are some things, after all, that Sally Owens knows for certain: Always throw spilled salt over your left shoulder. Keep rosemary by your garden gate. Add pepper to your mashed potatoes. Plant roses and lavender, for luck. Fall in love whenever you can.”

“My darling girl, when are you going to realize that being normal is not necessarily a virtue? It rather denotes a lack of courage.”

“The moon is always jealous of the heat of the day, just as the sun always longs for something dark and deep.”


The Haunted Hotel by Wilkie Collins

“In every class of society, gratitude is the rarest of all human virtues.”

“The most easily deteriorated of all the moral qualities is the quality called ‘conscience.’ In one state of a man’s mind, his conscience is the severest judge that can pass sentence on him. In another state, he and his conscience are on the best possible terms with each other in the comfortable capacity of accomplices.”

“How much happier we should be,’ she thought to herself sadly, ‘if we never grew up!”


Thanks for reading!

Love, Zoë x

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