Quotes from A Civil Contract

Georgette Heyer ·  384 pages

Rating: (5.4K votes)


“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
See more on GoodReads

Popular quotes

“Love is bright. It’s like a star in the night sky. You can’t help but see it. It’s like the very sun; you can’t help but feel it. It’s like breathing; you can’t help but breathe it.”
― Rachel Van Dyken, quote from The Wager


“When you already love someone, you don't notuce what they look anymore after you get to know them. It's because you don't just see them anymore. You see what are inside. And that is love.”
― Rachel Van Dyken, quote from The Bet


“Biliyor musunuz," dedi Edith, on dakika süren sessiz inişten sonra, "Şu gülümsemenizi birazcık sevimsiz buluyorum."
Mr. Neville'in gülümsemesi yüzüne daha da yayıldı. "Beni daha iyi tanıdığınızda," dedi, "Gülümseyişimin gerçekte ne kadar sevimsiz olduğunu anlayacaksınız.”
― Anita Brookner, quote from Hotel du Lac


“I love you because I can be honest with you. I trust you. I love you because you've made me see I'm more than I thought.”
― Barbara Elsborg, quote from Strangers


“anybody can be a princess. all you have todo is have the right parents. it's no harder than being born Paris Hilton, for God's sake.

at least you remember to put on underwear in the morning, i'm assuming”
― Meg Cabot, quote from Princess on the Brink


Interesting books

Nonviolence: The Transforming Power
(42)
Nonviolence: The Tra...
by Amit Ray
The Trouble with Love
(5K)
The Trouble with Lov...
by Lauren Layne
Big Rock
(22.4K)
Big Rock
by Lauren Blakely
The Remedy
(4.3K)
The Remedy
by Suzanne Young
The Dogs I Have Kissed
(1.8K)
The Dogs I Have Kiss...
by Trista Mateer
The Complete Essays of Montaigne
(10.6K)
The Complete Essays...
by Michel de Montaigne

About BookQuoters

BookQuoters is a community of passionate readers who enjoy sharing the most meaningful, memorable and interesting quotes from great books. As the world communicates more and more via texts, memes and sound bytes, short but profound quotes from books have become more relevant and important. For some of us a quote becomes a mantra, a goal or a philosophy by which we live. For all of us, quotes are a great way to remember a book and to carry with us the author’s best ideas.

We thoughtfully gather quotes from our favorite books, both classic and current, and choose the ones that are most thought-provoking. Each quote represents a book that is interesting, well written and has potential to enhance the reader’s life. We also accept submissions from our visitors and will select the quotes we feel are most appealing to the BookQuoters community.

Founded in 2018, BookQuoters has quickly become a large and vibrant community of people who share an affinity for books. Books are seen by some as a throwback to a previous world; conversely, gleaning the main ideas of a book via a quote or a quick summary is typical of the Information Age but is a habit disdained by some diehard readers. We feel that we have the best of both worlds at BookQuoters; we read books cover-to-cover but offer you some of the highlights. We hope you’ll join us.