26+ quotes from Can You Keep a Secret? by Sophie Kinsella

Quotes from Can You Keep a Secret?

Sophie Kinsella ·  374 pages

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“Relationships are all about trust and equality. If one person shares, then the other person should share, too.”
― Sophie Kinsella, quote from Can You Keep a Secret?


“The truth is, some relationships are supposed to last forever, and some are only supposed to last a few days. That’s the way life is.”
― Sophie Kinsella, quote from Can You Keep a Secret?


“If you can't be honest with your friends and colleagues and loved ones, then what is life all about?”
― Sophie Kinsella, quote from Can You Keep a Secret?


“It’s the way he had a cup of tea waiting for me when I woke up. It’s the way he turned on his laptop especially for me to look up all my Internet horoscopes and helped me choose the best one. He knows all the crappy, embarrassing bits about me that I normally try to hide from any man for as long as possible… and he loves me anyway.”
― Sophie Kinsella, quote from Can You Keep a Secret?


“I've always had this deep-down conviction that I'm not like everybody else, and there's an amazingly exciting new life waiting for me just around the corner.”
― Sophie Kinsella, quote from Can You Keep a Secret?


“Emma, I'm sorry, I can't help you. This is a disaster. You're completely vulnerable. It's like going into battle in a nightie.”
― Sophie Kinsella, quote from Can You Keep a Secret?


“I hurl the glass teapot to the ground.

we both stare at it, stunned.

"it was supposed to break," I explain after a pause, " and that was going to signify that yes, I would throw something away . If I knew it wasn't right for me.”
― Sophie Kinsella, quote from Can You Keep a Secret?


“Relationships are a battle. They are a chess game. And what did I do? I just threw all my chess pieces down on the board at once, and said, "Here! Have them all!”
― Sophie Kinsella, quote from Can You Keep a Secret?


“Carried away.
He got a little carried away.
This is like saying Hitler was a tad aggressive.”
― Sophie Kinsella, quote from Can You Keep a Secret?


“I feel all agitated, like one of those snow globes you see resting peacefully on shop counters. I was perfectly happy being an ordinary, dull little Swiss village. But now Jack Harper’s come and shaken me up, and there are snowflakes all over the place, whirling around until I don’t know what I think anymore. And bits of glitter, too. Tiny bits of shiny, secret excitement.”
― Sophie Kinsella, quote from Can You Keep a Secret?


“So", says Jack at at last..."you broke up with Connor".
Wow. So we're straight to the point.
"So", I reply defiantly. "You decided to stay".
"Yes, well...", "I thought I might take a closer look at some of the European subsidiaries." He looks up. "How about you?"
"Same reason." I nod. "European subsidiaries".”
― Sophie Kinsella, quote from Can You Keep a Secret?


“Honestly, do these people have nothing better to do than engage in stupid mindless speculation about people they don't know?”
― Sophie Kinsella, quote from Can You Keep a Secret?


“Mummy always told me, you should never let a man see your feelings or the contents of your handbag.”
― Sophie Kinsella, quote from Can You Keep a Secret?


“Emma, your granddad’s on the line,” says Artemis, putting her hand over the receiver. “Something about the night bus and he’ll never trust you again?”
― Sophie Kinsella, quote from Can You Keep a Secret?


“Never tell a man all about yourself, it's bound to lead to trouble.”
― Sophie Kinsella, quote from Can You Keep a Secret?


“Is your life ruined? Is it such a disaster for people to know the truth about you?”
― Sophie Kinsella, quote from Can You Keep a Secret?


“When the dog bites, when the bee stings... I simply remember I have a boyfriend and suddenly things don't seem quite so completely shit.”
― Sophie Kinsella, quote from Can You Keep a Secret?


“Relationships should be built on trust and truth.”
― Sophie Kinsella, quote from Can You Keep a Secret?


“Oh God. I'm losing it. Everyone knows this is how criminals get caught. They add too many details and trip themselves up.”
― Sophie Kinsella, quote from Can You Keep a Secret?


“The atmosphere in the admin department also seemed very false. My suspicions were aroused when two employees spontaneously started singing the Panther Corporation song. I didn't even know there was a Panther Corporation song.”
― Sophie Kinsella, quote from Can You Keep a Secret?


“A relationship is a game of chess.”
― Sophie Kinsella, quote from Can You Keep a Secret?


“She believes in love and romance. She believes her life is one day going to be transformed into something wonderful and exciting. She has hopes and fears and worries, just like anyone else. Sometimes she feels frightened." He pauses, and adds in a softer voice, "Sometimes she feels unloved. Sometimes she feels she will never gain approval from those people who are most important to her."s”
― Sophie Kinsella, quote from Can You Keep a Secret?


“If you want to get ahead, you have to create your own chances. You have to carve out your own opportunities.”
― Sophie Kinsella, quote from Can You Keep a Secret?


“¿Qué le voy a decir? Seré franca y sincera, pero sin contarle la verdad.”
― Sophie Kinsella, quote from Can You Keep a Secret?


“We should confide in each other. We shouldn't keep things fro each other. I mean, we've known each other for over twenty years,for God's sake.”
― Sophie Kinsella, quote from Can You Keep a Secret?


“He leans forward, and this time there’s no hesitation. His mouth lands on mine, sweet and firm. He’s kissing me. Jack”
― Sophie Kinsella, quote from Can You Keep a Secret?


About the author

Sophie Kinsella
Born place: in London, England, The United Kingdom
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