Quotes About Buttons

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Bill Bryson
“Even the simplest things had a glorious pointlessness to them. When buttons came in, about 1650, people couldn't get enough of them and arrayed them in decorative profusion on the backs and collars and sleeves of coats, where they didn't actually do anything. One relic of this is the short row of pointless buttons that are still placed on the underside of jacket sleeves near the cuff. These have been purely decorative and have never had a purpose, yet 350 years later on we continue to attach them as if they are the most earnest necessity.”
Bill Bryson

Jennifer Ashley
“Why are you all buttoned up like that?" Cameron ran his gaze down the blackberry-shaped buttons of her bodice.[...] "You were happy to bare all last night," Cameron said. He let his mallet handler hover an inch from her chest. "Your bodice was down here."

Ainsley cleared her throat. "Low neckline for evening, high for morning."[...]

"This doesn’t suit you," Cameron said.

"I can’t help the fashion, Lord Cameron."

Cameron poked the top button with his gloved finder. "Undo this."

Ainsley jumped. "What?"

"Unbutton your damned frock."

She nearly choked. "Why?"

"Because I want you to." Cameron's smile spread across his face, slow and sinful, and his voice went low. Dangerous. "Tell me, Mrs. Douglas. How many buttons will you undo for me?”
Jennifer Ashley, The Many Sins of Lord Cameron

Lemony Snicket
“That's true," the male officer said. "Stew Mitchum is as cute as a button."

I tried to think of buttons I'd seen that liked to torture small animals, but I couldn't.”
Lemony Snicket, Who Could That Be at This Hour?

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