Quotes About Governess

Quotes tagged as "governess" (showing 1-7 of 7)
Maryrose Wood
“Nowadays, people resort to all kinds of activities in order to calm themselves after a stressful event: performing yoga poses in a sauna, leaping off bridges while tied to a bungee, killing imaginary zombies with imaginary weapons, and so forth. But in Miss Penelope Lumley's day, it was universally understood that there is nothing like a nice cup of tea to settle one's nerves in the aftermath of an adventure- a practice many would find well worth reviving.”
Maryrose Wood, The Hidden Gallery

Maryrose Wood
“Penelope had read several novels about such governesses in preparation for her interview and found them chock-full of useful information, although she had no intention of developing romantic feelings for the charming, penniless tutor at a neighboring estate. Or - heaven forbid! - for the darkly handsome, brooding, and extravagantly wealthy master of her own household. Lord Frederick Ashton was newly married in any case, and she had no inkling what his complexion might be”
Maryrose Wood, The Mysterious Howling

Noorilhuda
“It was clear that the house was run on a certain system, of either great pomposity or great denial - it was too early for her to make up her mind about which one it was.”
Noorilhuda, The Governess

Noorilhuda
“One is only as good as one is useful.”
Noorilhuda, The Governess

Noorilhuda
“For all the largesse of my mind’s colony where a vividly enflamed man would take off each of the precious stones and melt away the cast, his success ultimately lay in being nice to me, being nice to himself irrespective of the behavior of each; of being proud of me and of himself irrespective of worldly success; holding me in regard with an almost primitive sense of courage, irrespective of the purity of my body or spirit.”
Noorilhuda, The Governess

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“When a man marries, it's proof he can't govern his life. He needs a governess”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, The Great Pearl of Wisdom

Hanya Yanagihara
“His limp had been very pronounced that day, and he had been self-conscious, feeling—as he often did—as if he were playing the role of an impoverished governess in a Dickensian drama.”
Hanya Yanagihara, A Little Life

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