Quotes from A Kiss at Midnight

Eloisa James ·  370 pages

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“He's male. I've noticed that sometimes the brains simply get left out of the package.”
― Eloisa James, quote from A Kiss at Midnight


“If you don't mind a word of advice, one never asks a lady to set her own price. If you have to ask, the answer will always be more than you can afford.”
― Eloisa James, quote from A Kiss at Midnight


“A lady should never feel anxious about her behavior. The status is bred in the bone. To show anxiety is to lower oneself. Anxiety is vulgar.”
― Eloisa James, quote from A Kiss at Midnight


“I woke up this morning,” Gabriel said, “thinking of nothing more than rolling over and pulling you into my arms and kissing you again. Kissing: only kissing. As if I were a green boy of fourteen. In case you don’t realize it, Kate, kissing is not a man’s usual inclination in the morning.”
― Eloisa James, quote from A Kiss at Midnight


“I would prefer not to throw myself on a funeral pyre. Please come back to me.”
― Eloisa James, quote from A Kiss at Midnight



“Here, drink your liqueur," Henry said, tossing back her drink. "I carry it with me everywhere because it's the only kind of drink that Leo doesn't like, so there's a chance I'll still have some tomorrow.”
― Eloisa James, quote from A Kiss at Midnight


“I did it,” Gabriel said, conversationally. “I met the woman, the only woman for me. I met her, and now . . . I’m going to meet my wife.”
― Eloisa James, quote from A Kiss at Midnight


“Give me one last time,” he begged. “Please, please. I beg you.” “I—” She stopped and started again. “I’m afraid, Gabriel. You’ll break my heart.” “Mine is already broken.”
― Eloisa James, quote from A Kiss at Midnight


“Gabriel looked up at her from under thick eyelashes. “Will you please grope me under the table, Kate mine?”
― Eloisa James, quote from A Kiss at Midnight


“He said it aloud, because there was no reason to be silent. "I am - undone. She has undone me."

And his hand closed around the glass slipper.”
― Eloisa James, quote from A Kiss at Midnight



“There was something aggressively masculine about Toloose . . . perhaps it was the look in his eye. Or the way he was holding his billiard cue. It was amazing the way a man in an embroidered coat could take on the air of a dockworker.”
― Eloisa James, quote from A Kiss at Midnight


“I would like, just once, for a woman to see me as other than a person with a coronet. Simply as a man, no different than other men.”
― Eloisa James, quote from A Kiss at Midnight


“Offended you again,” her godmother said with satisfaction. “Come along, then. We’ll go to my chambers. The butler put me in one of the towers, and it’s utterly heavenly, like being stuck in the clouds except for the pigeons crapping on the windows.”
― Eloisa James, quote from A Kiss at Midnight


“We all think we have time, you know. It’s this miracle substance and there seems to be so much of it, and then all of a sudden, it’s gone.”
― Eloisa James, quote from A Kiss at Midnight


“He closed his eyes for a moment, and the color of his eyelashes was like the color of regret.”
― Eloisa James, quote from A Kiss at Midnight



“Nothing I do is princely since I met you”
― Eloisa James, quote from A Kiss at Midnight


“Do you have a handkerchief?” she asked. “No,” the prince said, looking amused. “I suppose you have servants who carry around that sort of thing in case you sneeze,” she said. “You aren’t carrying one either,” he retorted. “I don’t have room; my reticule is full of cheese.” “I thought you had an interesting smell! Most ladies smell rather French.”
― Eloisa James, quote from A Kiss at Midnight


“Freddie is here' Gabriel said 'Lazy sod”
― Eloisa James, quote from A Kiss at Midnight


“[...] But do you know what I have in mind, Kate?'
She shook her head. 'Devilry, no doubt,' she muttered.
'I'm going to drive you mad,' he said conversationally. 'I'm going to kiss you and tease you and taste you... and leave. And then I'll come back and do the same thing again. And again.”
― Eloisa James, quote from A Kiss at Midnight


“Sick unto death, I think they call it”
― Eloisa James, quote from A Kiss at Midnight



“Doesn't he kill himself at that point?”
― Eloisa James, quote from A Kiss at Midnight


“I didn't leave you. We couldn't-you have to-”
― Eloisa James, quote from A Kiss at Midnight


“God, I've missed you so much”
― Eloisa James, quote from A Kiss at Midnight


“Just kissing, forty-one days' worth of kisses, nights' worth of kisses, morning kisses, luncheon kisses, twilight kisses.”
― Eloisa James, quote from A Kiss at Midnight


“It look as if Kate was saying goodbye to Henry and Leo, but that couldn't be. She couldn't be leaving... he had to see her tomorrow morning, see her one more time.”
― Eloisa James, quote from A Kiss at Midnight



“In the near distance he could hear the trundling sound of carriage wheels starting down the gravel drive.”
― Eloisa James, quote from A Kiss at Midnight


“He took one step forward, thinking to run after the carriage, to run mad, madder than he already was.”
― Eloisa James, quote from A Kiss at Midnight


“You know I don't know a chestnut from a conker.'
[...] 'A Chestnut is a conker”
― Eloisa James, quote from A Kiss at Midnight


About the author

Eloisa James
Born place: in The United States
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