Quotes from A Civil Contract

Georgette Heyer ·  384 pages

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“They used to say of me that I'd as many lucky escapes as Harry Smith!'
'Shouldn't be at all surprised: I've seen one of 'em myself,' Brough said cryptically.”
― Georgette Heyer, quote from A Civil Contract


“Yet, after all, Jenny thought she had been granted more than she hoped for when she married him. He did love her: differently, but perhaps more enduringly; and he had grown to depend on her. She thought that they would have many years of quiet content: never reaching the heights, but living together in comfort and deepening friendship.”
― Georgette Heyer, quote from A Civil Contract


“But it was only in epic tragedies that gloom was unrelieved. In real life tragedy and comedy were so intermingled that when one was most wretched ridiculous things happened to make one laugh in spite of oneself”
― Georgette Heyer, quote from A Civil Contract


“After all, life was not made up of moments of exaltation, but of quite ordinary, everyday things”
― Georgette Heyer, quote from A Civil Contract


“He took her face between his hands, turning it up, and looking down at her for a moment before he kissed her. "I do love you, Jenny," he said gently. "Very much indeed-- you are part of my life. Julia was never that-only a boy's impractical dream.”
― Georgette Heyer, quote from A Civil Contract


“Julia stood for his youth, and the high hopes he had cherished; and although he might no longer yearn to possess her she would remain nostalgically dear to him while life endured.”
― Georgette Heyer, quote from A Civil Contract


“He didn't choose between me and you, Julia: it was between me and ruin.”
― Georgette Heyer, quote from A Civil Contract


“Lord, if we were all to marry our first loves what a plague of ill-assorted marriages there would be!”
― Georgette Heyer, quote from A Civil Contract


“She thought that Fontley had suffered as much from a negligent mistress as from an improvident master.”
― Georgette Heyer, quote from A Civil Contract


“No, but on the other hand you don't enact me Cheltenham tragedies when I've barely swallowed my breakfast.”
― Georgette Heyer, quote from A Civil Contract


“I’ll say no more about that, or I’ll be falling into the dismals”
― Georgette Heyer, quote from A Civil Contract


“Julia stood for his youth, and the high hopes he had cherished; and although he might no longer yearn to possess her she would remain nostalgically dear to him while life endured. Yet,”
― Georgette Heyer, quote from A Civil Contract


About the author

Georgette Heyer
Born place: in The United Kingdom
Born date August 16, 1902
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