Quotes from The Luxe

Anna Godbersen ·  433 pages

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“Don't go looking for boys in the dark
They will say pretty things then
leave you with scars.
Do go looking for boys in the park
For that is where the true gentlemen are.”
― Anna Godbersen, quote from The Luxe


“The first stab of love is like a sunset, a blaze of color -- oranges, pearly pinks, vibrant purples...”
― Anna Godbersen, quote from The Luxe


“There was no pleasure like being envied on a mass scale.”
― Anna Godbersen, quote from The Luxe


“I've always believed in savoring the moments. In the end, they are the only things we'll have.”
― Anna Godbersen, quote from The Luxe


“As she always did on any really important day, Penelope Hayes wore red.”
― Anna Godbersen, quote from The Luxe



“It's the craziest thing, but I can't stop thinking about you.”
― Anna Godbersen, quote from The Luxe


“The headiest loves were the loves that couldn't be.”
― Anna Godbersen, quote from The Luxe


“She should have know that villains often come with pretty faces.”
― Anna Godbersen, quote from The Luxe


“Heart-stopping envy is the sincerest form of flattery.”
― Anna Godbersen, quote from The Luxe


“Girls," their mother interjected, "you must both stop being strange - it is unattractive. And don't forget your hats. It would be absolutely the end for me if you two came down with freckles at a time like this.”
― Anna Godbersen, quote from The Luxe



“The first stab of love is like a sunset, a blaze of color...”
― Anna Godbersen, quote from The Luxe


“Already she could feel the stunning weight of a lifetime of regret for letting him go, and she knew that it was enought to bury her alive.”
― Anna Godbersen, quote from The Luxe


“We see our sins reflected everywhere: in the pallor of our intimates’ faces, in the scratching of tree branches against windows, in the strange movements of everyday objects. These may be messages from God or tricks of the eye, but in neither case are we permitted to ignore them.”
― Anna Godbersen, quote from The Luxe


“Diana felt she was beginning to understand why, in all those novels she read, the headiest loves were the loves that couldn't be.”
― Anna Godbersen, quote from The Luxe


“A lady must retain always her composure. Even in a rainstorm, she must appear joyous and dry. When she loses her composure, then the respect of her peers and her staff will follow in short order.”
― Anna Godbersen, quote from The Luxe



“Her life, she realized, had all the charm of a steel trap.”
― Anna Godbersen, quote from The Luxe


“Henry shook his head, 'I was drunk,' he said, trying to sound both ashamed and firm in this belief. He remembered the rosebush incident very clearly, of course, but he knew that sneaking into the bedroom window of his fiancee's little sister wasn't something he wanted to explain to his father. Sometimes, Henry reflected, being taken for a perpetual drunk was sort of convenient.”
― Anna Godbersen, quote from The Luxe


“Sé cruel, hermanita, o el mundo te tratará con crueldad.”
― Anna Godbersen, quote from The Luxe


“It is well known that a man, when wooing a lady to be his wife, must first win over the females she most confides in—her friends, of course, and her sister, if she has one.”
― Anna Godbersen, quote from The Luxe


“Henry's worldly goal at the moment was drinking enough beer to be happy and forgetful.”
― Anna Godbersen, quote from The Luxe



“Don’t go looking for boys in the dark They will say pretty things then leave you with scars. Do go looking for boys in the park For that is where the true gentlemen are. ––A SEAMSTRESS’S VERSES, 1898”
― Anna Godbersen, quote from The Luxe


“Villains often come with pretty faces.”
― Anna Godbersen, quote from The Luxe


“Do not go looking for boys in the dark They will say pretty things then leave you with scars. Do go looking for boys in the park For that is where the true gentlemen are.”
― Anna Godbersen, quote from The Luxe


About the author

Anna Godbersen
Born place: in Berkeley, California, The United States
Born date April 10, 1980
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