Hedgehog Quotes

Quotes tagged as "hedgehog" (showing 1-10 of 10)
Lisa Kleypas
“Captain Phelan and I dislike each other,” Beatrix told her. “In fact, we’re sworn enemies.”
Christopher glanced at her quickly. “When did we become sworn enemies?”
Ignoring him, Beatrix said to her sister, "Regardless, he’s staying for tea.”
“Wonderful,” Amelia said equably. “Why are you enemies, dear?”
“I met him yesterday while I was out walking,” Beatrix explained. “And he called Medusa a ‘garden pest,’ and faulted me for bringing her to a picnic.”
Amelia smiled at Christopher. “Medusa has been called many worse things around here, including ‘diseased pincushion,’ and ‘perambulating cactus.”
Lisa Kleypas, Love in the Afternoon

Lisa Kleypas
“I’m fairly certain, Captain,” she said, “that the more you discover about me, the more you will dislike me. Therefore, let’s cut to the chase and acknowledge that we don’t like each other. Then we won’t have to bother with the in-between part.”
She was so bloody frank and practical about the whole thing that Christopher couldn’t help but be amused.
“I’m afraid I can’t oblige you.”
“Why not?”
“Because when you said that just now, I found myself starting to like you.”
“You’ll recover,” she said.
Her decisive tone made him want to smile. “It’s getting worse, actually,” he told her. “Now I’m absolutely convinced that I like you.”
Beatrix gave him a patently skeptical stare. “What about my hedgehog? Do you like her, too?”
Christopher considered that. “Affection for rodents can’t be rushed.”
“Medusa isn’t a rodent. She’s an erinaceid.”
Lisa Kleypas, Love in the Afternoon

Gail Carriger
“He has been mad for you these many months, ever since you prodded him in the nether regions with a hedgehog.”
Gail Carriger, Soulless

Friedrich Schlegel
“An aphorism ought to be entirely isolated from the surrounding world like a little work of art and complete in itself like a hedgehog.”
Friedrich Von Schlegel

Erin Forbes
“It would seem very silly to start a conversation with a common hedgehog. They are not at all like cats, who surely understand the human language.”
Erin Forbes, Fire & Ice: The Elementals

“πόλλ' οἶδ' ἀλώπηξ, ἐχῖνος δ'ἓν μέγα”
Ἀρχίλοχος (c. 680 BC - c. 645 BC)

Suzanne Selfors
“Lizzie was leaving for Ever After High, and Shuffle was going with her, like it or not. Good-bye, family. Good-bye, hedgerow.
Good-bye, tea cakes, sugar hearts, and Cheshire chocolates!
Shuffle's dream about that fateful day faded away and was replaced by the image of a big bowl of Farmer-in-the-Dell brand granola. Granola was so boring! But ever since coming to Ever After High, Lizzie had insisted that Shuffle eat healthy snacks.”
Suzanne Selfors, Once Upon A Pet : A Collection of Little Pet Stories

“Because anticipate rather than search the bushes. (Car plutôt anticiper - Que les fourrés rechercher.)

(The Rabbit and the Hedgehog / Le Lapin et le Hérisson)”
Charles de Leusse, Fables 1

Adrian Nicula
“The Hedgehog

I ran away and hid in the woods,
I was an imprudent child, in
My charmed hedgehog skin, I ran away
And I was happy in my fairytale
Forest, where no one came in, nor
Could have penetrated my white magic,
I was protected from any disturbances.
I was feeding on blueberries, blackberries, wild
Fruits, I ate, wept, and I was looking for
The tender raspberry, which, magically,
It could change my dreams in reality
And could drive all my sadness away;
Here in my divine forest I loved
And I was much loved...”
Adrian Nicula

Lisa Kleypas
“Harry carefully transferred the pet to Beatrix's hands. "'The fox has many tricks,'" he quoted, "'the hedgehog only one.'" He smiled at Beatrix as he added, "but it's a good one."
"Archilochus," Beatrix said promptly. "You read Greek poetry, Mr. Rutledge?"
"Not usually. But I make an exception for Archilocus. He knew how to make a point."
"Father used to call him a 'raging iambic,'" Poppy said, and Harry laughed.
And in that moment, Poppy made her decision.
Because even though Harry Rutledge had his flaws, he admitted them freely. And a man who could charm a hedgehog and understand jokes about ancient Greek poets was a man worth taking a risk on.
She wouldn't be able to marry for love, but she could at least marry for hope.”
Lisa Kleypas, Tempt Me at Twilight