Gentleman Quotes

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Susanna Clarke
“Can a magician kill a man by magic?” Lord Wellington asked Strange.
Strange frowned. He seemed to dislike the question. “I suppose a magician might,” he admitted, “but a gentleman never could.”
Susanna Clarke, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

Shannon L. Alder
“A true gentleman is one that apologizes anyways, even though he has not offended a lady intentionally. He is in a class all of his own because he knows the value of a woman's heart.”
Shannon Alder

Alessandra Torre
“A gentleman holds my hand.
A man pulls my hair.
A soulmate will do both.”
Alessandra Torre

William Goldman
“You are trying to kidnap what I have rightfully stolen, and I think it quite ungentlemanly.”
William Goldman, The Princess Bride

Haruki Murakami
“A gentleman is someone who does not what he wants to do, but what he should do.”
Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

W. Somerset Maugham
“What d'you suppose I care if I'm a gentleman or not? If I were a gentleman I shouldn't waste my time with a vulgar slut like you.”
W. Somerset Maugham, Of Human Bondage

Roman Payne
“She was so delicate that, while we sat beneath the linden branches, a leaf would fall and drift down and touch her skin, and it would leave a bruise. So as we sat in the afternoon hour, beneath that fragrant linden bower, I had to chase all of the leafs that fell away.”
Roman Payne

Scott Lynch
“Those prancing little pants-wetters come here to learn the colorful and gentlemanly art of fencing, with its many sporting limitations and its proscriptions against dishonorable engagements. You on the other hand, you are going to learn how to kill men with a sword.”
Scott Lynch, The Lies of Locke Lamora

Shannon L. Alder
“Don’t ever stray from yourself, in order to be close to someone that doesn’t have the courtesy to remind you of your worth, or the integrity of a gentleman to walk you home.”
Shannon L. Alder

“A gentleman is simply a patient wolf.”
Lana Turner

Donna Lynn Hope
“Chivalry: It's the little boy that kisses my hand, the young man who holds the door open for me, and the old man who tips his hat to me. None of it is a reflection of me, but a reflection of them.”
Donna Lynn Hope

“Being male is a matter of birth. Being a man is a matter of age. But being a gentleman is a matter of choice.”
Vin Diesel

Susanna Clarke
“When he awoke it was dawn. Or something like dawn. The light was watery, dim and incomparably sad. Vast, grey, gloomy hills rose up all around them and in between the hills there was a wide expanse of black bog.
Stephen had never seen a landscape so calculated to reduce the onlooker to utter despair in an instant. "This is one of your kingdoms, I suppose, sir?" he said. "My kingdoms?" exclaimed the gentleman in surprize. "Oh, no! This is Scotland!”
Susanna Clarke, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

Julia Quinn
“He’d spent his life being a perfect gentleman. He’d never been a flirt. He’d never been a rogue. He hated being the center of attention, but by God, he wanted to be the center of her attention. He wanted to do the wrong thing, the bad thing. He wanted to pull her into his arms and carry her to her bed. He wanted to peel every last inch of her clothing from her body, and then he wanted to worship her. He wanted to show her all the things he wasn’t sure he knew how to say.”
Julia Quinn, Just Like Heaven

Santosh Kalwar
“Come on, gentleman; let us drink to our stupidity.”
Santosh Kalwar, Quote Me Everyday

Lisa Shearin
“Tam considers me a challenge. I consider Tam a work in progress. I also think there's a gentleman lurking under that calculating exterior. Tam thinks 'gentleman' is a dirty word. I talk dirty to Tam every chance I get.”
Lisa Shearin, Magic Lost, Trouble Found

A.G. Howard
“I gasp. The profoundness of such a gesture, from a self-seeking fae, touches my soul. The only thing predictable about my future king is his unpredictability. “You once told me you wouldn’t be a gentleman. You lied.”
A.G. Howard, Ensnared

Joan Miró
“What I will no longer accept is the mediocre life of a modest little gentleman.”
Joan Miró

Jeffrey Archer
“إن الفارق الوحيد بين السيد النبيل و بين القرصان الحقيقي هو مع من يتقاسم كل منهما غنائمه”
Jeffrey Archer, Cat O' Nine Tales: And Other Stories

Robert Graves
“About this business of being a gentleman: I paid so heavily for the fourteen years of my gentleman’s education that I feel entitled, now and then, to get some sort of return.”
Robert Graves, Goodbye to All That

Aishabella Sheikh
“It was the act of a gentleman, and Damian was as gentle as a cactus.”
Aishabella Sheikh, Converting The Bad Boy

Imogen Hermes Gowar
“Any gentleman can tell a lie; any scoundrel can talk truth.”
Imogen Hermes Gowar, The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock

“Look at how a man behaves with the women in his life and you will know if he is a gentleman or a scoundrel!”
Avijeet Das

“The real reason why any man becomes a gentleman is because of a woman who is truly in touch with her own sensuality. She is the inspiration behind all his efforts.”
Lebo Grand

“A great cup of coffee in the morning, makes the tiger in me behave like a real gentleman.”
Anthony T.Hincks

“You don't need to explain anything to me, Karl. I trust that you were a gentleman." And then he added, "Or at least I trust that you were a gentleman to as high a degree as she wanted you to be. I was a boy once too. No matter who is in power, I never want you thinking it's wrong to desire a girl's attention. That is life's greatest sweetness. I would never want to deny you that joy.”
Robert Sharenow, The Berlin Boxing Club

Ashley Asti
“Why did you leave all the others?
he asked me.
They weren’t soft enough.

—redefining masculinity”
Ashley Asti, The Moon and Her Sisters

“A gentleman will never give offense unintentionally”

Kailin Gow
“It’s a woman’s prerogative to take her time about getting ready for a date,” Loving Summer by Kailin Gow”
Kailin Gow, Loving Summer

Oliver Oyanadel
“A gentleman by definition is a man who makes everyone around him feel comfortable. Arrogance who only thinks of himself without considering the needs of others is the opposite of a gentleman. They can both be wealthy, they don't have to be, but they cannot both be gentlemen.”
Oliver Oyanadel, The Fruit of the Knowledge of Good & Evil

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