Gentleman Quotes

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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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

“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

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

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

Roseanna M. White
“[...] being a gentleman by birth certainly did not make one worthy of the name. Indeed, far too often it seemed to make one the opposite, by promising a man insulation from the consequences of sin.”
Roseanna M. White, On Wings of Devotion

Emmuska Orczy
“He, the sleepiest, dullest, most British Britisher that had ever set a pretty woman yawning”
Emmuska Orczy, The Scarlet Pimpernel

William Shakespeare
“Why do we wrap the gentleman in our more rawer breath?”
William Shakespeare, Hamlet

Sharon Olds
“he was a gentleman on whom I built
an absolute trust.”
Sharon Olds, Stag's Leap: Poems

Melanie Harlow
“Now mind your manners around that young lady, and at least try to be charming. You might not think her showing up here was a sign, but I do! And if you're not careful, someone else is going to come along and sweep her off her feet--someone like Enzo Moretti! Now there's a gentleman!"

I was so annoyed and hungry, I lost it. "Oh yeah? Well, Moretti was just telling us last night about a threesome he had recently. Is that the kind of gentleman you think I should be?"

My mother was silent for a moment, and I squeezed my eyes shut, picturing her having a heart attack. And then.

"That is exactly what I'm talking about! He charmed two women into being with him. All I'm asking you to do is work on one.”
Melanie Harlow, Drive Me Wild

Elle Kennedy
“I happen to be skilled in the art of gentlemanry.”
Elle Kennedy, The Score

“a gentleman today—however we may characterize him—may find his environment less congenial to his temperament.”
Brad Miner, The Compleat Gentleman: The Modern Man's Guide to Chivalry

“A gentleman, I hope it will become clear, is not simply a man who stands apart. He is a man who stands up for others—sometimes even for his enemies—often when those others have no clue that he is there for them.”
Brad Miner, The Compleat Gentleman: The Modern Man's Guide to Chivalry

“There have always been two senses of the word gentleman: the fine man of high birth and the fine man of good character.”
Brad Miner, The Compleat Gentleman: The Modern Man's Guide to Chivalry

“I do not believe our gentleman Boy Scout should obsess about combat. I do think he ought to be concerned about combat readiness. A man, however hard he works for peace, must always be ready for war.”
Brad Miner, The Compleat Gentleman: The Modern Man's Guide to Chivalry

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