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Pride And Prejudice by Diana Stewart
“In vain have I struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.”
Jane Austen
High Fidelity by Nick Hornby
“The best customers are the ones who just have to buy a record on a Saturday, even if there's nothing they really want; unless they go home clutching a flat, square carrier bag, they feel uncomfortable. You can spot the vinyl addicts because after a while they get fed up with the rack they are flicking through, march over to a completely different section of the shop, pull a sleeve out from the middle somewhere, and come over to the counter; this is because they have been making a list of possible purchases in their head ("If I don't find anything in the next five minutes, that blues compilation I saw half an hour ago will have to do"), and suddenly sicken themselves with the amount of time they have wasted looking for something they don't really want.”
Nick Hornby
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
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Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
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Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
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The Giver by Lois Lowry
The Giver (The Giver, #1)
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Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
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The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
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Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer
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Nick Hornby
“(About Love)The most important thing in life, and you can't tell whether people have it or not. Surely this is wrong? Surely people who are happy should look happy, at all times, no matter how much money they have or how uncomfortable their shoes are or how little their child is sleeping; and people who are doing OK but have still not found their soul-mate should look, I don't know, anxious, like Billy Crystal in When Harry Met Sally; and people who are desperate should wear something, a yellow ribbon maybe, which would allow them to be identified by similar desperate people. ”
Nick Hornby, High Fidelity

Nick Hornby
“my friends don't seem to be friends at all but people whose phone numbers I haven't lost.”
Nick Hornby, High Fidelity

Nick Hornby
“The best customers are the ones who just have to buy a record on a Saturday, even if there's nothing they really want; unless they go home clutching a flat, square carrier bag, they feel uncomfortable. You can spot the vinyl addicts because after a while they get fed up with the rack they are flicking through, march over to a completely different section of the shop, pull a sleeve out from the middle somewhere, and come over to the counter; this is because they have been making a list of possible purchases in their head ("If I don't find anything in the next five minutes, that blues compilation I saw half an hour ago will have to do"), and suddenly sicken themselves with the amount of time they have wasted looking for something they don't really want.”
Nick Hornby, High Fidelity

Nick Hornby
“It's only just beginning to occur to me that it's important to have something going on somewhere, at work or at home, otherwise you're just clinging on. [...] You need as much ballast as possible to stop you floating away; you need people around you, things going on, otherwise life is like some film where the money ran out, and there are no sets, or locations, or supporting actors, and it's just one guy on his own staring into the camera with nothing to do and nobody to speak to, and who'd believe in this character then? I've got to get more stuff, more clutter, more detail in here, because at the moment I'm in danger of falling off the edge.”
Nick Hornby, High Fidelity

Nick Hornby
“…I've had a bad week."
What's happened?"
Nothing's happened. I've had a bad week in my head, is all.”
Nick Hornby, High Fidelity

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