Quotes About Rake

Quotes tagged as "rake" (showing 1-13 of 13)
Mark Twain
“Always acknowledge a fault. This will throw those in authority off their guard and give you an opportunity to commit more.”
Mark Twain

Lisa Kleypas
“It’s impossible,” he snapped.


“Because I’m Sebastian, Lord St. Vincent. I can’t be celibate. Everyone knows that.”
Lisa Kleypas, Devil in Winter

Stefan Zweig
“He was the kind of young man whose handsome face has brought him plenty of success in the past and is now ever-ready for a new encounter, a fresh-experience, always eager to set off into the unknown territory of a little adventure, never taken by surprise because he has worked out everything in advance and is waiting to see what happens, a man who will never overlook any erotic opportunity, whose first glance probes every woman's sensuality, and explores it, without discriminating between his friend's wife and the parlour-maid who opens the door to him. Such men are described with a certain facile contempt as lady-killers, but the term has a nugget of truthful observation in it, for in fact all the passionate instincts of the chase are present in their ceaseless vigilance: the stalking of the prey, the excitement and mental cruelty of the kill. They are constantly on the alert, always ready and willing to follow the trail of an adventure to the very edge of the abyss. They are full of passion all the time, but it is the passion of a gambler rather than a lover, cold, calculating and dangerous. Some are so persistent that their whole lives, long after their youth is spent, are made an eternal adventure by this expectation. Each of their days is resolved into hundreds of small sensual experiences - a look exchanged in passing, a fleeting smile, knees brushing together as a couple sit opposite each other - and the year, in its own turn, dissolves into hundreds of such days in which sensuous experience is the constantly flowing, nourishing, inspiring source of life.”
Stefan Zweig, The Burning Secret and other stories

Judith McNaught
“Reformed rakes often make the best husbands.”
Judith McNaught, Something Wonderful

K.J. Charles
“When I have you, sweet boy, it will be because you want me to. Not against your better judgment, not in spite of my surname, and definitely not to annoy your aunt."

Stephen went red, but his voice was defiant. "Well, what was that, then?"

Crane shrugged. "You seemed tense.”
K.J. Charles, The Magpie Lord

Anne Stuart
“If I am ever in the position where I wish to seduce someone I will simply assure her it’s better than rats.”
Anne Stuart, Ruthless

Cindy Gerard
“The man lived like a monk.
And made love like a sinner.”
Cindy Gerard, Show No Mercy
tags: rake

Anne Gracie
“Did he know she could barely think, let alone speak, for awareness of proximity of his fingers?
Of course he knew. He was a rake. This is what he did.”
Anne Gracie, The Perfect Rake

Vicky Dreiling
“There was no mistake," he said. "You freely gave me a kiss because I kept silent about supposed engagement."

Well, you could have been more gentlemanly about it," she said with a sniff.

"If I'd been gentlemanly, you wouldn't have enjoyed it half as much.”
Vicky Dreiling, What a Wicked Earl Wants

Jarod Kintz
“My balls dangle so low that I need a rake to scratch them. It also comes in handy when raking up all the leaves on my scrotum.”
Jarod Kintz, This Book Has No Title

Christina Dodd
“Why had she imagined he was attractive? He was absolutely the biggest, most complete and utter jackass she'd ever had the bad fortune to meet.”
Christina Dodd, The Barefoot Princess
tags: man, rake

Christina Dodd
“Yes, I'm a man and everyone knows men are great hairy beasts scarcely tamed by civilization

-Jermyn, Duke of Northcliff to Amy, Princess Beaumontaigne”
Christina Dodd, The Barefoot Princess

Thomas Hardy
“He was moderately truthful towards men, but to women lied like a Cretan-a system of ethics above all others calculated to win popularity at the first flush of admission into lively society.”
Thomas Hardy, Far from the Madding Crowd

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