Quotes from The Tower, The Zoo, and The Tortoise

Julia Stuart ·  304 pages

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“For he was firmly of the conviction that the body was more susceptible to disease without the presence of love to warm the organs.”
― Julia Stuart, quote from The Tower, The Zoo, and The Tortoise


“Standing at the original Victorian counter was a man in a long black leather coat. His hair had been grown to counteract its unequivocal retreat from the top of his head, and was fashioned into a mean, frail ponytail that hung limply down his back. Blooms of acne highlighted his vampire-white skin.”
― Julia Stuart, quote from The Tower, The Zoo, and The Tortoise


“Shrouded in his red cassock, he padded off to the bathroom lost in the silent ecstasy or wearing new socks.”
― Julia Stuart, quote from The Tower, The Zoo, and The Tortoise


“Valerie Jennings had clearly searched deep within her wardrobe for something suitably flattering, only to retrieve a frock of utter indifference to fashion. There had been an attempt to tame her hair, which seemed to have been abandoned, and the fuzzy results were clipped to the back of her head.

"You look nice," said Hebe Jones.”
― Julia Stuart, quote from The Tower, The Zoo, and The Tortoise


“Don't extend your feet beyond your blanket.”
― Julia Stuart, quote from The Tower, The Zoo, and The Tortoise



“A lucky person is one who plants pebbles and harvests potatoes.”
― Julia Stuart, quote from The Tower, The Zoo, and The Tortoise


“An old hen is worth 40 chickens. ~ Hebe Jones”
― Julia Stuart, quote from The Tower, The Zoo, and The Tortoise


“Don't sprout where you haven't been planted.”
― Julia Stuart, quote from The Tower, The Zoo, and The Tortoise


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Julia Stuart
Born place: The United Kingdom
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