Quotes from The Bridal Season

Connie Brockway ·  358 pages

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“No one ever fell in love gracefully.”
― Connie Brockway, quote from The Bridal Season

“I want you cool and regal, earthy and impertinent, spoiling for a fight and abashed at your own temper. I want you flushed with exertion and rosy with sleep. I want you teasing and provocative, somber and thoughtful. I want every emotion, every mood, every year in a lifetime to come. I want you beside me, to encourage and argue with me, to help me and let me help you. I want to be your champion and lover, your mentor and student.”
― Connie Brockway, quote from The Bridal Season

“You can figure out what the villain fears by his choice of weapons.”
― Connie Brockway, quote from The Bridal Season

“And enigmatic smile is worth ten pages of dialog.”
― Connie Brockway, quote from The Bridal Season

“Find out what people want to do, then tell them to do it. They'll think you're a genius.”
― Connie Brockway, quote from The Bridal Season

“Give me a strong back, over a soft heart.”
― Connie Brockway, quote from The Bridal Season

“Charm is getting people to say "yes" without ever having to ask them a question.”
― Connie Brockway, quote from The Bridal Season

“She'd stood by that creed. No softness, because the world wasn't soft; lots of laughter, because if you were in on the joke, the joke couldn't be on you; And no wanting what you couldn't take, because the world never gave.
Or so she'd thought.”
― Connie Brockway, quote from The Bridal Season

“If you forget your lines, you had better mumble with conviction.”
― Connie Brockway, quote from The Bridal Season

“The toughest role is real life.”
― Connie Brockway, quote from The Bridal Season

“Conscience is like a pet: If you spoil it by too much attention it'll start yipping at the most inopportune times.”
― Connie Brockway, quote from The Bridal Season

“How can you love me?” she asked, forcing herself to say the words that would kill the tenderness in his eyes. “You don’t even know me. You know ‘Lady Agatha,’ a composite, a character, a role I played.”

He shook his head, his negation gentle but certain. “I didn’t fall in love with a character, a title, or an occupation. I didn’t fall in love with you because of your past or despite it.
“I love you because of your intensity and passion, because you make me want to be better than I am, because seeing my reflection in your eyes makes me better than I am. I love you because you laugh easily and honestly. I love you because you carried an ugly mutt into a drawing room as though it were a prince and because you gave an old soldier a strawberry trifle. I love you, Letty.”
― Connie Brockway, quote from The Bridal Season

“The lower your decolletage, the less the need for conversation.”
― Connie Brockway, quote from The Bridal Season

“There are moments on stage when everything comes together. Then the kid in the front row coughs.”
― Connie Brockway, quote from The Bridal Season

“Who of us would have ended up where we are if someone hadn't had the good sense to interfere with us?”
― Connie Brockway, quote from The Bridal Season

“She clutched the train ticket tighter and waited for the sense of escape to come over her as it had a dozen times before, that heady sensation of having just scooted through the clanging gate, of eluding the thrown net. It didn't come. She was running again, but she wasn't escaping. She'd been chased to ground a long, long time ago.”
― Connie Brockway, quote from The Bridal Season

“He wanted her. Her. Nothing could take that away from her. Ever. He wanted her, not the status he thought her purloined name could bring him”
― Connie Brockway, quote from The Bridal Season

"Do you know,” his gaze speared her where she stood, “that since I have loved you, I have not regretted one word, one glance, one touch? And I am so certain in loving you, so sure of it, of us, that I cannot conceive that you regret any of these things, either.”

He gave a humorless laugh. “Loving you has made me a monster of egotism, my dear. But there it is. I am fearless of misstep, unable to conceive that I could err so gravely that you would turn from me.” His voice strained with his need to convince her. But she needed no convincing. She knew he loved her.

“I could never turn from you” she breathed.”
― Connie Brockway, quote from The Bridal Season

“Resist demonstrating that your worldliness was more fiction than fact,” he whispered. “You, Lady Agatha, in the common parlance with which you are so fascinatingly familiar, ‘ain’t so tough.”
― Connie Brockway, quote from The Bridal Season

“Nothing seduces vanity like the word "help".”
― Connie Brockway, quote from The Bridal Season

About the author

Connie Brockway
Born place: minneapolis, The United States
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