Quotes from Shopaholic & Baby

Sophie Kinsella ·  359 pages

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“In the end, you have to choose whether or not to trust someone.”
― Sophie Kinsella, quote from Shopaholic & Baby


“Some things are best left a blur. Births and Visa Bills.”
― Sophie Kinsella, quote from Shopaholic & Baby


“It's a GIRL.
It's a little girl, with scrunched-up petal lips and a tuft of dark hair and hands in tiny fits, up by her ears. All that time, that's who was in there. And it's weird, but the minute I saw her I just thought: IT'S YOU. Of course it is.”
― Sophie Kinsella, quote from Shopaholic & Baby


“I had a craving for pineapple and a pink cardigan”
― Sophie Kinsella, quote from Shopaholic & Baby


“You panicked". Venetia's voice is suddenly throbbing, as though she can't control a long-buried anger. "You panicked, Luke, and we lost the best relationship that we had. Everyone was jealous of us at Cambridge, everyone. We were perfect together."
We weren't perfect!" He looks at her incredulously. "And I didn't panic---"
You did! You couldn't cope with the commitment! It frightened you!"
It did not frighten me!" Luke shouts, exasperated. "It made me realize you weren't the person I wanted to have children with. Or spend the rest of my life with. Ever. And that's why I ended it!”
― Sophie Kinsella, quote from Shopaholic & Baby



“Everyone knows the first rule of business is "Look good during confrontations." Or if it isn't, it should be.”
― Sophie Kinsella, quote from Shopaholic & Baby


“Everyone keeps saying I’ll pick it up. But what if I don’t? I did algebra for three
years, and I never picked that up.”
― Sophie Kinsella, quote from Shopaholic & Baby


“Why can't parents dance? Is it some universal law of physics or something?”
― Sophie Kinsella, quote from Shopaholic & Baby


“We both gaze down at my swollen tummy for a while. I still can't quite get my head round the fact that there's a baby inside my body. Which has got to come out... somehow.

OK, let's not go there. There's still time for them to invent something.”
― Sophie Kinsella, quote from Shopaholic & Baby


“Yes, contractions can be intense,' Noura continues. 'But your bodies are designed to handle it. And what you must remember is, it's a positive pain. I'm sure you'll both agree?' She looks over at Mum and Janice.
POSITIVE?' Janice looks up, horrified. 'Ooh, no, dear. Mine was agony. 24 hours in the cruel summer heat. I wouldn't wish it on any of you poor girls.'
But there are natural methods you can use,' Noura puts in quickly. 'I'm sure you found that rocking and changing position helped with the contractions.
I wouldn't have said so,' Mum says kindly.
Or a warm bath?' Noura suggets, smile tightening.
A bath? Dear, when you're gripped by agony and wanting to die, a bath doesn't really help!'
As I glance around the room I can see that all the girls' faces have frozen. Most of the mens' too.”
― Sophie Kinsella, quote from Shopaholic & Baby



“In the end, you have to choose whether or not to trust someone. And i do choose to trust him. I do.”
― Sophie Kinsella, quote from Shopaholic & Baby


“No wife wants to hear that her husband is less than perfect.”
― Sophie Kinsella, quote from Shopaholic & Baby


“If you look good, you feel good”
― Sophie Kinsella, quote from Shopaholic & Baby


“Make-up artists should hereby get the Nobel prize for adding to human happiness. And so should hairdressers. And so should Luke.”
― Sophie Kinsella, quote from Shopaholic & Baby


“Becky! Love!" Mum has pushed her way through her dancing guests to reach me. "What's wrong? Has labor started?"

Honestly. My family has no idea about contemporary urban street dance trends.”
― Sophie Kinsella, quote from Shopaholic & Baby



“Luke!...We have to be able to do cool dancing so we don't embarrass our child!"
"I'm a very cool dancer," replies Luke. "Very cool indeed,"
"No you're not!"
"I had dance lessons in my teens, you know," he retorts. "I can waltz like Fred Astire."
"Waltz?" I echo derisively. "That's not cool! We need to know all the street moves. Watch me."
I do a couple funky head-wriggle body-pop maneuvers, like they do on rap videos. When I look up, Luke is gaping at me.
"Sweetheart," he says. "What are you doing?"
"It's hip-hop!" I say. "It's street!"
"Becky! Love!" Mum has pushed her way through her dancing guests to reach me. "What's wrong? Has labour started?"
Honestly. My family has no idea about contemporary urban steet dance trends.”
― Sophie Kinsella, quote from Shopaholic & Baby


“I thought marriage was for ever. I really did. I thought Luke and I would grow old and grey together. Or at least, old. (I'm not intending to go grey, ever...)”
― Sophie Kinsella, quote from Shopaholic & Baby


“This is the last time I ever get a private detective off the internet.”
― Sophie Kinsella, quote from Shopaholic & Baby


“These corners are getting a bit bulky." Mum looks consideringly at the catalog. "Maybe we should fold down if we're not interested in the page.”
― Sophie Kinsella, quote from Shopaholic & Baby


“Love is all that counts in this crazy, mixed-up world...”
― Sophie Kinsella, quote from Shopaholic & Baby



“Is you look good, you feel good!”
― Sophie Kinsella, quote from Shopaholic & Baby


“Do you respond to every e-mail you get, Becky?” Luke turns, incredulous. “Do you have a fine selection of Viagra substitutes too?”
― Sophie Kinsella, quote from Shopaholic & Baby


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