Quotes from Manners & Mutiny

Gail Carriger ·  326 pages

Rating: (9.8K votes)


“A lady must always be prepared. Snacks are an essential part of espionage.” Sophronia”
― Gail Carriger, quote from Manners & Mutiny


“He wants to know why my marks aren’t better. Why I don’t speak fluent French. Why I can’t kill a fully grown man with a nutcracker.”
― Gail Carriger, quote from Manners & Mutiny


“A girl wearing a wicker chicken and playing the harp bopped me with a book about buns and then stuffed me under a piano.”
― Gail Carriger, quote from Manners & Mutiny


“Oh, yes? Then explain the melancholy.’ ‘Perhaps I’m bored.’ ‘With what?’ asked Agatha. ‘Oh, you know. Flirting, pretty dress, espionage… death.”
― Gail Carriger, quote from Manners & Mutiny


“A ball, at last!” Dimity Plumleigh-Teignmott sank back into her chair in delight.”
― Gail Carriger, quote from Manners & Mutiny



“As much as she was enjoying it, Dimity would always rather talk about reading than actually read.”
― Gail Carriger, quote from Manners & Mutiny


“No, miss, friendship would be a finish.”
― Gail Carriger, quote from Manners & Mutiny


“I have always been hers. Although she is taking her time accepting it.” “I”
― Gail Carriger, quote from Manners & Mutiny


“After every unladylike action, there must be an equal and opposite reaction. Consider the necessary, analyze the consequences, clean up the mess.”
― Gail Carriger, quote from Manners & Mutiny


“It is a valuable thing for an intelligencer to be forgotten.”
― Gail Carriger, quote from Manners & Mutiny



“Truth be told, even with Sophronia’s arm muscles, vampires could hurl her a great deal farther than Sophronia could hurl vampires. A great tragedy of life, no doubt. The”
― Gail Carriger, quote from Manners & Mutiny


“He might have lost his mind, but never his fashion sense.”
― Gail Carriger, quote from Manners & Mutiny


“Consider the necessary, analyze the consequences, clean up the mess.”
― Gail Carriger, quote from Manners & Mutiny


“Shut your cake hole, you revolting young blot.”
― Gail Carriger, quote from Manners & Mutiny


“We're a team like tea and milk, or cake and custard, or pork and apple.”
― Gail Carriger, quote from Manners & Mutiny



“We like the shadows. That's where all the power is.”
― Gail Carriger, quote from Manners & Mutiny


“I was rather hoping we could live happily in sin for a very long time.”
― Gail Carriger, quote from Manners & Mutiny


“Stupid little boys should learn to use guns and not wave them around.”
― Gail Carriger, quote from Manners & Mutiny


“Sophronia felt bound to object. "I, for one, should prefer not to shoot at someone I like."
"Admirable scruples, Miss Temminnick. Get over them. For you will do it anyway.”
― Gail Carriger, quote from Manners & Mutiny


“And so we glide in on the wisps of receding fog, emerging out of the white with the rays of the dying sun highlighting all our puffy majesty.' Dimity was moved by loss to muttering poetic twaddle.”
― Gail Carriger, quote from Manners & Mutiny



“I hate missing everything. That's why I want to marry well and be a grand lady. Then I can host all the parties, all the time, and see everything that is going on always. How can you stand not knowing?”
― Gail Carriger, quote from Manners & Mutiny


“There was no way she was staying trapped with tea at a time like this.”
― Gail Carriger, quote from Manners & Mutiny


“Falling out of the sky was one thing, but doing so for unknown reasons was quite unacceptable. Having”
― Gail Carriger, quote from Manners & Mutiny


“Tonight I crash an airship. On purpose.”
― Gail Carriger, quote from Manners & Mutiny


“It didn't feel sporting to shoot at a crazy person, even if that person was a vampire who'd agreed to the job.”
― Gail Carriger, quote from Manners & Mutiny



“Trust is a lot to ask of someone.”
― Gail Carriger, quote from Manners & Mutiny


“For you, it's gossip. For me, it's action.”
― Gail Carriger, quote from Manners & Mutiny


“Please don’t. When you think about things, Sophronia, they only get more complicated. This thing between us could be so very easy, if you let it.”
― Gail Carriger, quote from Manners & Mutiny


About the author

Gail Carriger
Born place: San Francisco, The United States
See more on GoodReads

Popular quotes

“Mia is the wind - the hot, dry western wind. And I am gravity.”
― Sophie Hardcastle, quote from Breathing Under Water


“didn’t matter. The bond that had first brought them together as children existed whether they spoke of it or not, the bond of survivors. Here in America, a relentlessly foolish and optimistic country, what they knew drew them closer together. She was his country and he hers. They were inseparable. Until now. She is leaving him, not all at once, which would be painful enough, but in a wrenching succession of separations. One moment she is here, and then she is gone again, and each journey takes her a little farther from his reach. He cannot follow her, and he wonders where she goes when she leaves.”
― Debra Dean, quote from The Madonnas of Leningrad


“Usually when I looked at people too long I started seeing them as component parts: Bony noses. Eyeballs in sockets. Odd cartilage curve of ears and fingers so strange and overevolved and makeup floating just over the skin and what the hell was with pants, and knees, and how did we walk around like all of this was normal?”
― Melissa Albert, quote from The Hazel Wood


“the girl’s arm as gently as he can, the man takes her face in his hand and turns it roughly this way and that. Lale looks”
― Heather Morris, quote from The Tattooist of Auschwitz


“And when you smile…my grandmother calls them big-soul smiles. She says some people have souls so big that they spread out, touching everyone they pass.”
― Robin Roe, quote from A List of Cages


Interesting books

Kushiel's Mercy
(15K)
Kushiel's Mercy
by Jacqueline Carey
The Crippled God
(18.1K)
The Crippled God
by Steven Erikson
Holy Bible: The New King James Version
(6.9K)
Autobiography of Red
(11.4K)
Autobiography of Red
by Anne Carson
Wish You Well
(18.5K)
Wish You Well
by David Baldacci
Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture
(23.8K)
Generation X: Tales...
by Douglas Coupland

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 2023, 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.