Charming Quotes

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Oscar Wilde
“It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious.”
Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's Fan

Deb Caletti
“If you look up "charming" in the dictionary, you'll see that it not only has references to strong attraction, but to spells and magic. Then again, what are liars if not great magicians?”
Deb Caletti, The Secret Life of Prince Charming

Tamora Pierce
“Why, I’m just as true and honest as dirt. And I’m even more charming than dirt.”
Tamora Pierce, Trickster's Choice

Leigh Bardugo
“And there’s no way I’m leaving you alone with Prince Perfect.”
“So you don’t trust me to resist his charms?”
“I don’t even trust myself. I’ve never seen anyone work a crowd the way he does. I’m pretty sure the rocks and trees are getting ready to swear fealty to him.”
Leigh Bardugo, Siege and Storm

Christina Aguilera
“There’s nothing more dangerous than a boy with charm.”
Christina Aguilera, Christina Aguilera: "Back to Basics"

Jeff Lindsay
“Anybody can be charming if they don't mind faking it, saying all the stupid, obvious, nauseating things that a conscience keeps most people from saying. Happily, I don't have a conscience. I say them.”
Jeff Lindsay, Darkly Dreaming Dexter

Simona Panova
“Oh, he did look like a deity – the perfect balance of danger and charm, he was at the same time fascinating and inaccessible, distant because of his demonstrated flawlessness, and possessing such strength of character that he was dismaying and at the same time utterly attractive in an enticing and forbidden way.”
Simona Panova, Nightmarish Sacrifice

Anaïs Nin
“She makes use of the soft of the bread for a napkin. She falls asleep at times with shoes on, on unmade beds. When a little money comes in, June buys delicacies, strawberries in the winter, caviar and bath salts.”
Anaïs Nin, The Diary of Anaïs Nin, Vol. 1: 1931-1934

Oscar Wilde
“It is a great mistake for men to give up paying compliments, for when they give up saying what is charming, they give up thinking what is charming.”
Oscar Wilde

Judith Martin
“Charming villains have always had a decided social advantage over well-meaning people who chew with their mouths open.

Judith Martin

Sarah Dessen
“Impulsiveness can be charming but deliberation can have an appeal, as well.”
Sarah Dessen, Along for the Ride

Honoré de Balzac
“We flew back home like swallows. 'Is it happiness that makes us so light?' Agathe asked.”
Honoré de Balzac, Père Goriot

Jeff Lindsay
“I was good at being charming, one of my very few vanities.”
Jeff Lindsay, Darkly Dreaming Dexter

Mike              Tucker
“I'll tell you one thing. Being with you keeps a girl fit.'

The Doctor beamed breathlessly at her. 'Fun to be with and good for you. Gotta be just what the doctor ordered.”
Mike Tucker, Doctor Who: The Nightmare of Black Island

Rae Lori
“With mortal age comes the immense need for childish charms. Like a fine wine, sweetens with maturity.”
Rae Lori

Lisa Kleypas
“West turned his attention back to Cassandra. “Sweetheart, none of us could bear seeing you in a one-sided marriage. Don’t expect Severin to change. You can’t love someone into loving you back.”
“I understand,” Cassandra said. “But even if Tom is never able to return my feelings, he has qualities that make up for it.”
“What qualities?” Devon asked, plainly bewildered. “I’ve always thought I understood you well, but this … you and Severin … it makes no sense to me.”
As Cassandra considered how to explain, she heard Phoebe point out with a touch of amusement, “It’s not that improbable, is it? Mr. Severin is a very attractive man.”
Both Ravenel brothers looked at her blankly.
“Oh, yes,” Kathleen agreed. “Not to mention charming.”
West rolled his eyes and gave Devon a resigned glance. “He’s always had it,” he said flatly. “That thing women like.”
“What thing?” Devon asked.
“The secret, mysterious thing I’ve always wished someone would explain so we could pretend to have it too.”
Lisa Kleypas, Chasing Cassandra

Leigh Bardugo
“If he gets any more charming, men and women may start lying down in the street for the privilege of being stepped on by the new Ravkan King.”
Leigh Bardugo, Ruin and Rising

“His smiling face revealed a love too strong to be kept inside, but the feelings obviously rising inside him kept him from looking directly at Kikunojou. He gazed instead at Kikunojou's clear reflection on the water.”
Haruo Shirane, Early Modern Japanese Literature: An Anthology, 1600-1900

Susie Kaye Lopez
“Lily, I have known you all my life, and I have watched you grow up from my sister’s annoying best friend who followed me around everywhere I went into the woman who I love with all my heart and all my soul. You are my best friend, my soul mate and the wife that I will love and cherish for the rest of my days. You are my every heart beat and the reason that I breathe. I love you. I love you forever. I love you beyond forever.”
Susie Kaye Lopez

كامل الشناوي
“قالت لي: إن تليفونك يوقظني في وقت مبكر.
قلت: هل يضايقك رنين التليفون ؟
قال: يضايقني أن أصحو وأنا في حاجة إلى النوم.
قلت: إلعنيني ... فقديما قيل: الفتنة نائمة لعن الله من أيقظها !”
كامل الشناوي, ساعات

“I am in a charming state of confusion.”
Ada Lovelace

Rafael Sánchez Ferlosio
“Madrid. It was that time, the story of Don Zana 'The Marionette,' he with the hair of cream-colored string, he with the large and empty laugh like a slice of watermelon, the one of the

Tra-kay, tra-kay, tra-kay,
tra-kay, tra-kay, tra

on the tables, on the coffins. It was when there were geraniums on the balconies, sunflower-seed stands in the Moncloa, herds of yearling sheep in the vacant lots of the Guindalera. They were dragging their heavy wool, eating the grass among the rubbish, bleating to the neighborhood. Sometimes they stole into the patios; they ate up the parsley, a little green sprig of parsley, in the summer, in the watered shade of the patios, in the cool windows of the basements at foot level. Or they stepped on the spread-out sheets, undershirts, or pink chemises clinging to the ground like the gay shadow of a handsome young girl. Then, then was the story of Don Zana 'The Marionette.'

Don Zana was a good-looking, smiling man, thin, with wide angular shoulders. His chest was a trapezoid. He wore a white shirt, a jacket of green flannel, a bow tie, light trousers, and shoes of Corinthian red on his little dancing feet. This was Don Zana 'The Marionette,' the one who used to dance on the tables and the coffins. He awoke one morning, hanging in the dusty storeroom of a theater, next to a lady of the eighteenth century, with many white ringlets and a cornucopia of a face.

Don Zana broke the flower pots with his hand and he laughed at everything. He had a disagreeable voice, like the breaking of dry reeds; he talked more than anyone, and he got drunk at the little tables in the taverns. He would throw the cards into the air when he lost, and he didn't stoop over to pick them up. Many felt his dry, wooden slap; many listened to his odious songs, and all saw him dance on the tables. He liked to argue, to go visiting in houses. He would dance in the elevators and on the landings, spill ink wells, beat on pianos with his rigid little gloved hands.

The fruitseller's daughter fell in love with him and gave him apricots and plums. Don Zana kept the pits to make her believe he loved her. The girl cried when days passed without Don Zana's going by her street. One day he took her out for a walk. The fruitseller's daughter, with her quince-lips, still bloodless, ingenuously kissed that slice-of-watermelon laugh. She returned home crying and, without saying anything to anyone, died of bitterness.

Don Zana used to walk through the outskirts of Madrid and catch small dirty fish in the Manzanares. Then he would light a fire of dry leaves and fry them. He slept in a pension where no one else stayed. Every morning he would put on his bright red shoes and have them cleaned. He would breakfast on a large cup of chocolate and he would not return until night or dawn.”
Rafael Sánchez Ferlosio, Adventures of the Ingenious Alfanhui

Jack London
“Miss West is never idle. Below, in the big after-room, she does her own laundering. Nor will she let the steward touch her father's fine linen. In the main cabin she has installed a sewing-machine. All hand-stitching, and embroidering, and fancy work she does in the deck-chair beside me. She avers that she loves the sea and the atmosphere of sea-life, yet, verily, she has brought her home-things and land-things along with her--even to her pretty china for afternoon tea.”
Jack London, The Mutiny of the Elsinore

“Committed people find nothing more charming than their goals.”
Junaid Raza

“He was the most charming man I had ever met, held doors open, escorted a lady by staying outside and always having an umbrella. But things changed, he had my son to control and he became jealous and mean. The charming man only came out when people were around. behind closed doors, he was grumpy, demanding, entitled, spoiled, angry & competitive. He is a narcissist.”
Tracy Malone

“To the girl who keeps looking at me from the opposite terrace. You are charming and pretty.

And you are looking cute right now while listening to songs in your phone and shaking your body to the music beats.”
Avijeet Das

“What a charming little miss!
The more I love her,
the more she disdains me.

- Bartolo”
Gioachino Rossini, Barber of Seville

“You look beautiful as a sunflower
and charming as a rose.”
Avijeet Das

Gillian Flynn
“I worry for a second that she wants to set us up: I am not interested in being set up. I need to be ambushed, caught unawares, like some sort of feral love-jackal. I'm too self-conscious otherwise. I feel myself trying to be charming, and the I realize I'm obviously trying to be charming, and then I try to be even more charming to make up for the fake charm, and then I've basically turned into Liza Minnelli: I'm dancing in tights and sequins, begging you to love me.”
Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl

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