17+ quotes from Best Kept Secret by Jeffrey Archer

Quotes from Best Kept Secret

Jeffrey Archer ·  373 pages

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“There are defining moments in one's life when you learn about yourself, and you deposit that knowledge in the experience account, so you can draw on it at some later date.”
― Jeffrey Archer, quote from Best Kept Secret


“The sign of a great man is how you handle defeat. - Old Jack”
― Jeffrey Archer, quote from Best Kept Secret


“if you’ve got a problem, sleep on it before you make a decision you might later regret. Things always look rosier in the morning.”
― Jeffrey Archer, quote from Best Kept Secret


“The remainder of my estate, including twenty-two percent of Barrington Shipping, as well as the Manor House—” Mr. Siddons couldn’t resist a glance in the direction of Lady Virginia Fenwick, who was sitting on the edge of her seat—“is to be left to my beloved … daughters Emma and Grace, to dispose of as they see fit, with the exception of my Siamese cat, Cleopatra, who I leave to Lady Virginia Fenwick, because they have so much in common. They are both beautiful, well-groomed, vain, cunning, manipulative predators, who assume that everyone else was put on earth to serve them, including my besotted son, who I can only pray will break from the spell she has cast on him before it is too late.”
― Jeffrey Archer, quote from Best Kept Secret


“when there was a third rap.”
― Jeffrey Archer, quote from Best Kept Secret


“But he knew that on the day of a general election, every candidate is convinced he is going to win, even the Liberals. Giles”
― Jeffrey Archer, quote from Best Kept Secret


“She will open the conversation with a subject of her choice, to which you can respond appropriately. It is not considered courteous for you to ask her any questions, and you should address her as ma’am, which rhymes with jam, not harm.”
― Jeffrey Archer, quote from Best Kept Secret


“for his presence will become clear.” They all sat down around a circular table in the center of the room. “I realize this meeting was called to discuss”
― Jeffrey Archer, quote from Best Kept Secret


“He recalled Old Jack’s words after he’d scored a century at Lord’s: anyone can be a good winner. The sign of a great man is how you handle defeat.”
― Jeffrey Archer, quote from Best Kept Secret


“Whenever you’re interviewed, think British, act Yiddish”
― Jeffrey Archer, quote from Best Kept Secret


“anyone can be a good winner. The sign of a great man is how you handle defeat.”
― Jeffrey Archer, quote from Best Kept Secret


“She would have made a great teacher, and hundreds of children would have benefited from her wisdom and common sense. The truth is, we lost two generations of men in world wars, and two generations of women who weren’t given the chance to take their places.”
― Jeffrey Archer, quote from Best Kept Secret


“But then it was Thomas More who reminded us that when you don these robes you must be willing to make decisions that will rarely please all men. And indeed, my lords, on three such occasions in the past, the Lord Chancellor, having delivered his judgment, was later that day beheaded.’ The”
― Jeffrey Archer, quote from Best Kept Secret


“Emma could be the offspring of the same father. At”
― Jeffrey Archer, quote from Best Kept Secret


“By the way, where is the bitch?” Giles had thought there was nothing his sister could ever say that would shock him. How wrong he was. “I’ve no idea,” he eventually managed. “She hasn’t been in contact with me for over a year. But if you believe the Daily Express, she’s currently to be found in St. Tropez on the arm of an Italian”
― Jeffrey Archer, quote from Best Kept Secret


“It would be fine, if only I knew how to turn the shower off.” Guinzburg laughed. “Perhaps you should ask Miss Redwood to come to your rescue.” “If she did, I’m not sure I’d know how to turn her off.” “Ah, so she’s already subjected you to her lecture on the importance of getting Nothing Ventured on to the bestseller list as quickly as possible.”
― Jeffrey Archer, quote from Best Kept Secret


“vote tonight?” “I did not apply for”
― Jeffrey Archer, quote from Best Kept Secret


About the author

Jeffrey Archer
Born place: in London, The United Kingdom
Born date April 15, 1940
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