Compliments Quotes

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Louisa May Alcott
“I'd rather take coffee than compliments just now.”
Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

Suzanne Collins
“Well, I don't have much competition here."
"You don't have much competition anywhere.”
Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

Jane Austen
“Elinor agreed to it all, for she did not think he deserved the compliment of rational opposition.”
Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility

Steve Maraboli
“I will be generous with my love today. I will sprinkle compliments and uplifting words everywhere I go. I will do this knowing that my words are like seeds and when they fall on fertile soil, a reflection of those seeds will grow into something greater.”
Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

Madeleine L'Engle
“Calvin said, "Do you know that this is the first time I've seen you without your glasses?"

"I'm blind as a bat without them. I'm near-sighted, like father."

"Well, you know what, you've got dream-boat eyes," Calvin said. "Listen, you go right on wearing your glasses. I don't think I want anybody else to see what gorgeous eyes you have.”
Madeleine L'Engle, A Wrinkle in Time

Gabrielle Zevin
“Every word the right one and exactly where it should be. That's basically the highest compliment I can give.”
Gabrielle Zevin, The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

“...gracious your form and your eyes as honey : desire is poured upon your lovely face Aphrodite has honored you exceedingly...”

Alice Clayton
“Always take a compliment, Caroline. Always take it for the way it was intended. You girls are always so quick to twist what others say. Simply say thank you and move on.”
Alice Clayton, Wallbanger

Brynna Gabrielson
“After years of self deprecating behavior, I’ve never learned how to properly take a compliment. A part of me wants to argue with him, to tell him there’s nothing special about me.”
Brynna Gabrielson, Starkissed

Julia Quinn
“I understand that you are an accomplished swords-man,” she finally said.
He eyed her curiously. Where was she going with this? “I like to fence, yes,” he replied.
“I have always wanted to learn.”
“Good God,” Gregory grunted.
“I would be quite good at it,” she protested.
“I’m sure you would,” her brother replied, “which is why you should never be allowed within thirty feet of a sword.” He turned to Gareth. “She’s quite diabolical.”
“Yes, I’d noticed,” Gareth murmured, deciding that maybe there might be a bit more to Hyacinth’s brother than he had thought.
Gregory shrugged, reaching for a piece of shortbread. “It’s probably why we can’t seem to get her married off.”
“Gregory!” This came from Hyacinth, but that was only because Lady Bridgerton had excused herself and followed one of the footmen into the hall.
“It’s a compliment!” Gregory protested. “Haven’t you waited your entire life for me to agree that you’re smarter than any of the poor fools who have attempted to court you?”
“You might find it difficult to believe,” Hyacinth shot back, “but I haven’t been going to bed each night thinking to myself—Oh, I do wish my brother would offer me something that passes for a compliment in his twisted mind.”
Julia Quinn, It's in His Kiss

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

Criss Jami
“In the philosophical dialect, a cynic takes an insult as a compliment since opposition is already his style.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Katie Kacvinsky
“Justin: "Girls like compliments, don't they?"
Madeline: "I think everyone does if it's sincere. Not just girls.”
Katie Kacvinsky, Awaken

H. Rider Haggard
“...For like a rugged tree you are hard and sound at the core.”
H. Rider Haggard, She: A History of Adventure

Crystal Hubbard
“Now those are lethal weapons." He stroked her lower lip with the pad of his thumb. "My heart stops every time you kiss me.”
Crystal Hubbard, Burn

Thomas Fuller
“Compliments cost nothing, yet many pay dear for them.”
Thomas Fuller

Criss Jami
“When you're appeasing too much, you might be egotistically over-estimating everyone's need for your approval.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Anna Godbersen
“Ah well that I can't tell you." Diana ducked her head so that the brim of her bonnet covered her face. "Some things must remain a mystery and for now I think I'll keep my opinion of you and your compliments to myself.”
Anna Godbersen, Rumors

Anna Godbersen
“After Henry's treatment of her she wasn't sure that men could honestly love women but she wanted to believe it. She wanted to be told pretty things and for the frightening clip of her heart to slow to something more reasonable.”
Anna Godbersen, Envy

“This gentleman here, Michael Hussey, is just an absolute freak.”
Michael Clarke

Tennessee Williams
“I never met a woman that didn’t know if she was good-looking or not without being told, and some of them give themselves credit for more than they’ve got.”
Tennessee Williams, A Streetcar Named Desire

Jane Austen
“But you must give my compliments to him. Yes — I think it must be compliments. Is not there a something wanted, Miss Price, in our language — a something between compliments and — and love — to suit the sort of friendly acquaintance we have had together? — So many months acquaintance! — But compliments may be sufficient here.”
Jane Austen, Mansfield Park

“There's a lot of good things about England, but I don't want to tell you too many of them.”
Michael Clarke

Tracy Chevalier
“Compliments in America can take an almost aggressive form, as if the speaker needs to defend her own shortcomings rather that simply to rejoice in another's ability.”
Tracy Chevalier, The Last Runaway

Sarah J. Maas
“They watched me, too closely to be casual. Tamlin straightened a bit and said, 'You look... better than before.'

Was that a compliment? I could have sworn Lucien gave Tamlin an encouraging nod.

'And your hair is... clean.'

Perhaps it was my raging hunger making me hallucinate the piss-poor attempt at flattery.”
Sarah J. Maas, A Court of Thorns and Roses

Aiyaz Uddin
“Remember always in life most people will complain about you but very few will compliment you.”
Aiyaz Uddin

“I can't believe gow many famous people and TV cameras there are in this room," said Mrs Walker, looking around at the other tables. "I feel like a star."

"You always look like a star to me," said Mr Walker, smiling at her.”
Daisy Meadows, Jae the Boy Band Fairy

Sarah J. Maas
“Lucien,' my captor said quietly, the name echoing with a hint of a snarl. 'Behave.'

Lucien went rigid, but he hopped off the edge of the table and bowed deeply to me. 'My apologies, lady.' Another joke at my expense. 'I'm Lucien. Courtier and emissary.' He gestured to me with a flourish. 'Your eyes are like stars, and your hair like burnished gold.”
Sarah J. Maas, A Court of Thorns and Roses

H.C. Roberts
“…his spontaneous verbal compliment had been worth a thousand text messages.”
H.C. Roberts, Harp and the Lyre: Exposed

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