Laura Quotes

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John Green
“Could the two people who are making out please be quiet?" the Colonel asked loudly from his sleeping bag. "Those of us who are not making out are drunk and tired.”
John Green, Looking for Alaska

Neil Gaiman
“So," he asked. "How's death?"
"Hard," she said. "It just keeps going.”
Neil Gaiman, American Gods

MaryJanice Davidson
“It's nice to see you again, Laura."

"Thank you, Mrs. T-"

"No, no, no. Please, my name is-"

"Mud," I suggested. "Mud Barfbag Taylor. Call her Asshat for short."

~Laura, Antonia, Betsy”
MaryJanice Davidson, Undead and Unfinished

Mark Walden
“I'll have to remember that for the future. When in a life-or-death battle, be sure to club unconscious everyone on your side as early on in the fight as possible," Laura said, laughing.”
Mark Walden, H.I.V.E. Higher Institute of Villainous Education

Vladimir Nabokov
“You couldn't get more original than Laura. Laura. Yes, she was an original, all right. One of a kind. Did they break her mold or what, pal? Or...or did it self-destruct? Still, Laura. The one and the only. Such a plain name for a unique cutie. But perhaps my acuity is not without its problems. I ruin everything: a stupid story to be tapped out on my tomb's stone. I ruined even Laura. And an original ruin is rare. Just ask the archaeologist, "Egypt, again?" Just ask me, "Laura, again?" and we'll both respond: "Yes, again and again. And again.”
Vladimir Nabokov, The Original of Laura

Francesco Petrarca
“Laura, illustrious through her own virtues, and long famed through my verses, first appeared to my eyes in my youth, in the year of our Lord 1327, on the sixth day of April, in the church of St. Clare in Avignon, at matins; and in the same city, also on the sixth day of April, at the same first hour, but in the year 1348, the light of her life was withdrawn from the light of day, while I, as it chanced, was in Verona, unaware of my fate...”
Francesco Petrarca

Anna Akhmatova
“Could Beatrice have written like Dante,
or Laura have glorified love's pain?
I set the style for women's speech.
God help me shut them up again!”
Anna Akhmatova, The Complete Poems of Anna Akhmatova

Billy Joel
“She always says I'm the best friend that she's ever had... how do you hang up on someone who needs you that bad? ~From 'Laura' on The Nylon Curtain”
Billy Joel

Courtney Milan
“Now come,” he said. “Does your Alex love you back, or is he a hopeless idiot?”
“He loves me,” she said quietly. “But I’m afraid he’ll stop after we marry. He’ll change his mind. He’ll—”
“He’ll love you more. Trust me.”
“Really?” She was far too somber.
“Really.” He had no words to make her smile, and so Gareth tweaked her nose.
And she giggled.
It had been a long time since he’d laughed. But despite all those years, he still remembered how. What he’d
forgotten was the lightness of his soul when he did so. The moment was perfect.”
Courtney Milan, Proof by Seduction

Francesco Petrarca
“...never would I trade for some new shape
that laurel I was first, in whose sweet shade
all other pleasures vanish in my heart.”
Petrarch, The Poetry of Petrarch

Rodica Ojog-Braşoveanu
“Călin e tipul de bărbat imposibil în dragoste. Se chinuie şi chinuie.
Cunosc genul, l-am întâlnit în viaţa uneia dintre prietenele mele, am avut
un specimen şi în familie. Cei din jur etichetează simplist sadism sau
masochism. Procesul cred că-i mai complex. Nefericiţii oferă imens,
pretind pe potrivă, iartă greu sau niciodată, vor absolutul. Vai de capul
Rodica Ojog-Braşoveanu

Rodica Ojog-Braşoveanu
“— Ştii, Laura... Eu ţin la tine mai mult decât eşti dispusă tu să-ţi
Încerc să râd, deşi mă simt impresionată:
— Înseamnă că nu mi-ai declarat-o destul de răspicat.
— Mi-a fost frică...
— Frică?!
— Da. Mi-ai spus mereu că toată viaţa ţi-ai dorit luna de pe cer. Face
o pauză: Eu zic că dacă ai avea-o...
— Dacă aş avea-o...
— Ai juca football cu ea”
Rodica Ojog-Braşoveanu

Laura Karvell
“- Quando passamos metade da vida num determinado local, não é fácil deixá-lo, não só por questões de índole pessoal mas também a nível emocional! Foram muitas as minhas vivências na cidade e, agora que vou deixá-la, já estou a sentir uma certa nostalgia! A vida é assim, o ser humano não pertence especificamente a um determinado local, onde quer que esteja e se sinta bem, aí é a sua terra

(#Página 270)”
Laura Karvell, Acredita e Vencerás

David Bischoff
“Check it out. She's scandalously popular, insanely beautiful, and obviously in the middle of some emotional shoot-out to consent to date the human Tator Tot.”
David Bischoff, Some Kind of Wonderful

Theodora Goss
MARY: It’s called a Schloss. That’s what small castles are called in Styria, Laura told me.

CATHERINE: Yes, but do you think our English readers are going to know that? Or our American readers? I’m hoping for some American sales, if the deal with Collier & Son comes through, and there are no Schlosses in America—just teepees and department stores.

BEATRICE: The slaughter of the native population is a shameful stain on American history. Clarence says—

CATHERINE: For goodness’ sake, how are we going to sell to readers in the United States if you go on about the slaughter of the native Americans? Who’s going to want to read about that?

BEATRICE: Those who do not want to read about it are exactly those who should be made aware, Catherine. This may be a story of our adventures, but we must not shy away from confronting the difficult issues of the times. Literature exists to educate as well as entertain, after all.

DIANA: You all went from Schlosses to teepees to a political discussion, and you think I ramble?”
Theodora Goss, European Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewoman

Theodora Goss
BEATRICE: Laura told me it might help if I read aloud. Mina had given us a book of fairy tales. Blue Fairy Tales? Blue Book of Fairy Tales? I do not remember the exact title. I was never given fairy tales to read as a child, only scientific treatises. How I would have enjoyed them! Although I do not understand how a shoe could fit only one woman in an entire kingdom.

DIANA: It was a magical shoe.

BEATRICE: Still, that is not logical. I can accept pumpkins turning into coaches, and lizards into footmen, but a shoe will fit many women of the same size. How could the prince know he was choosing the right one?”
Theodora Goss, European Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewoman

Neil Gaiman
“I loved being with you. You adored me, and you would do anything for me. But sometimes I'd go into a room and I wouldn't think there was anybody in there. And I'd turn the light on, or I'd turn the lights off, and I'd realize that you were in there, sitting on your own, not reading, not watching TV, not doing anything.”
Neil Gaiman, American Gods

Laura Karvell
“Não compreendia como é que os portugueses conseguiam ser um povo tão triste e tão saudoso. O fado bem refletia essa melancolia. O fado é saudade na letra e na música! O dedilhar nas cordas da guitarra portuguesa e o som que ela emite confundem-se com o som de um lamento

#Página 296”
Laura Karvell, Acredita e Vencerás

“Insanity? No, I never heard of any. Her father lives in West Kensington, but I believe he's sane on all other subjects.”
Saki, Beasts and Super-Beasts