“I’d like to have the chance to decide what my life will be like, I think that’s the best present anyone can get. The chance to decide what your life will be like.”
“السعادة هي استمرار المرء بالرغبة بما لديه.”
“Men know the damage a few words can do to girls’ hearts, and, idiots that we are, we swoon away and fall into the trap, excited because at last a man has set one for us”
“كنت أعرف أن هذه النقود يمكن أن تفيدني, لكن يمكن أن تؤذيني أيضا..”
“يعرف آن الآلم يعيد رسم الوجوه ويغيّر لون العيون”
“الطمع يشعل كل شيء في طريقه.”
“It's only in books that you can change your life. Wipe out everything in a stroke. Do away with the weight of things. Delete the nasty parts, and then at the end of a sentence suddenly find yourself on the far side of the world.”
“Desire is always followed by boredom. And only love can defeat boredom. Love with a capital L; we all dream of it.”
“Being rich means seeing all that's ugly and having the arrogance to think you can change things. All you have to do is pay for it.”
“يمكن لكتاب أن يغيّر شذرات من حياة وأجزاء من عبارات؛ وأن يفضي إلى إرتياد دروب غير مطروقة”
“My mother’s been living alone for over ten years. She gets up at six every morning. She makes herself a coffee. She waters her plants. She listens to the news on the radio. She drinks her coffee. She has a quick wash. An hour later, at seven, her day is over. Two months ago a neighbour told her about your blog, and she asked me to buy her one of those thingummyjigs – by a thingummyjig she meant a computer. And since then, thanks to your trimmings, your ribbon bows, your tie-backs for curtains, she’s rediscovered the joys of life. So don’t tell me you don’t know any answers.”
“Plein de choses nouvelles. Mais rien de différent.”
“I knew in my bones that while it could do good, the money could also do harm. Greed burns everything on its path.”
“Yes I am loved. But I no longer love.”
“لأن احتياجاتنا هي أحلامنا الصغيرة اليومية، هي اشياؤنا الصغيرة الواجب فعلها”
“حين يحب المرء أحدًا ويفقده، إذًا هو مخطئ.”
“أغنّي لنفسي، بصمت، ووجهي ملتفت نحو البحر المظلم. إنني محبوبة. لكنني لم أعد أحب.”
“إذا استطاع أن يقرأ روحي من النظر إلى ظهري، فهو يعرف الآن وهو يرى عيني خوفي من نفسي”
“Дали хубавите неща, изживени заедно, стават грозни, защото човекът, който е радвал живота ви, ви е измамил?”
“كلما كَبُرتْ الأكاذيب، قلّ أن يرى الناس قدومها”
“Plus les mensonges sont gros, moins on les voit venir.”
“لم أجب قط على رسالة قاتلي. تركتها تنزلق، تفر من يدي - رفرفت الأوراق .لبرهة، وحين لامست أخيرا الأرض تحولت إلى رماد ورحتُ أضحك”
“nos besoins sont nos petits rêves quotidiens. Ce sont nos petites choses à faire, qui nous projettent à demain, à après-demain, dans le futur ; ces petits rien qu’on achètera la semaine prochaine et qui nous permettent de penser que la semaine prochaine, on sera encore vivants.”
“Les hommes savent les désastres que certains mots déclenchent dans le coeur des filles ; et nous, pauvres idiotes, nous pâmons et tombons dans le piége, excitées qu'un homme nous en ait enfin tendu un”
“..Holidays far apart from each other, going short of things, hours of cold and solitude? Fears? Does money cut distances short, bring people together?”
“Because our needs are our little daily dreams The little things to be done that project us into tomorrow, the day after tomorrow, the future; trivial things that we plan to buy next week, allowing us to think that next week we'll still be alive.”
“Sorrow is allowed, sorrow is advised; all we have to do is let go, all we have to do is love.”
“Oui, je pense que tout ce qui vient du passé n'est pas dépassé. Faire soi-même possède quelque chose de très beau; prendre le temps, c'est important. Oui, je pense que tout va trop vite. On parle trop vite. On réfléchit trop vite, quand on réfléchit! On envoie des mails, des textos sans se relire, on perd lélégance de l'orthographe, la politesse, le sens des choses. (p. 94)”
“Las abuelas son mejores madres, una madre está demasiado ocupada siendo una mujer.”
“Une fois, il m'a dit que j'étais belle. Il y a plus de vingt ans et j'avais un peu plus de vingt ans. J'étais joliment vêtue, un faux air de Dior; il voulait coucher avec moi. Son compliment eut raison de mes jolis vêtements.
Vous voyez, on se ment toujours.
Parce que l'amour ne résisterait pas à la vérité.”
“Lord Randall barreled inside, brandishing his cane in Drew's face.
"You beggarly knave, I was told this marriage was in name only! Who gave you permission to consummate the vows?"
"Theodore Hopkin, governor of this colony, representative of the kind, and it's going to cost you plenty, for that daughter of yours is nothing but trouble. What in the blazes were you thinking to allow her an education?"
Drew bit back his smile at the man's shocked expression. Nothing like landing the first punch.
Lord Randall furrowed his bushy gray brows.
"I knew not about her education until it was too late."
Drew straightened the cuffs of his shirt.
"Well, be prepared to pay dearly for it. No man should have to suffer through what I do with the constant spouting of the most addlepated word puzzles you could imagine."
"I require fifteen thousand pounds."
Lord Randall spewed ale across the floor. "What! Surely drink has tickled your poor brain. You're a FARMER, you impudent rascal. I'll give you five thousand."
Drew plopped his drink onto the table at his side, its contents sloshing over the rim. A satisfied smile broke across his face.
"Excellent." He stood.
"When will you take her back to England with you? Today? Tomorrow?"
The old man's red-rimmed eyes widened.
"I cannot take her back. Why, she's already birthed a child!"
Drew shrugged. "Fifteen thousand or I send her AND the babe back, with or without you.”
“There is very much in the world that is bad. But usually the attempt to defeat evil engenders more evil. I advise you to do good; that is the only way to win the victory!”
“Smile...it makes people wonder what you're up to.”
“Nothing that is mentally our own can ever be lost.”
“When I wake up, I'm going to kick your ass.”
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