Old Fashioned Quotes

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Louisa May Alcott
“Good, old-fashioned ways keep hearts sweet, heads sane, hands busy.”
Lousia May Alcott

Amit Kalantri
“Take care of your costume and your confidence will take care of itself.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

“You see, unlike most writers today, I do not use a computer. I write the old-fashioned way: on the walls of caves.”
Cuthbert Soup, Another Whole Nother Story

F. Scott Fitzgerald
“By God, I may be old-fashioned in my ideas, but women run around too much these days to suit me. They meet all kinds of crazy fish.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

Amit Kalantri
“With right fashion, every female would be a flame.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

James C. Dobson
“Failure to put the relationship on a slower timetable may result in an act that was never intended in the first place. Another important principle is to avoid the circumstances where compromise is likely. A girl who wants to preserve her virginity should not find herself in a house or dorm room alone with someone to whom she is attracted. Nor should she single-date with someone she has reason not to trust. A guy who wants to be moral should stay away from the girl he knows would go to bed with him. Remember the words of Solomon to his son, “Keep to a path far from her, do not go near the door of her house” (Proverbs 5:8). I know this advice sounds very narrow in a day when virginity is mocked and chastity is considered old-fashioned. But I don’t apologize for it. The Scriptures are eternal, and God’s standards of right and wrong do not change with the whims of culture. He will honor and help those who are trying to follow His commandments. In fact, the apostle Paul said, “He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear” (1Corinthians 10:13). Hold that promise and continue to use your head. You’ll be glad you did.”
James C. Dobson, Life on the Edge: The Next Generation's Guide to a Meaningful Future

Amit Kalantri
“It's time to shop high heels if your fiance kisses you on the forehead.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Fennel Hudson
“Mine is a so-called vintage existence, anachronistic living, made all the more rewarding by keeping a raised eyebrow on the absurdities of modern life.”
Fennel Hudson, A Writer's Year - Fennel's Journal - No. 3

Amit Kalantri
“Any girl with a grin never looks grim.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Amit Kalantri
“Fashion doesn't make you perfect, but it makes you pretty.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Elizabeth D. Marie
“If you are unsure about love, then look for a man who understands gentleness; who it passionate about honorable things; who will act swiftly to protect you, whether it be from the sword or even from little things—like cruel words and things that frighten you; who is patient and certain in his own strengths and abilities, and does not need to prove to any man or woman that he is better than they are.”
Elizabeth D. Marie, Seeking Giants

“Things used to be so much easier.”
Jordan Hoechlin

Christine Feehan
“Do you think I am too old, Savannah?” he asked softly, taking strands of her hair into his mouth. So soft. So much like silk but even better.
“Not old, Gregori,” she corrected gently. “Just old-fashioned. You have a tendency to believe women should always do as they’re told.”
He found himself laughing. “Not that you do.”
Christine Feehan, Dark Magic

Amit Kalantri
“An old fashioned outfit is not a costume, it's a comedy.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Amit Kalantri
“Dresses won't worn out in the wardrobe, but that is not what dresses are designed for.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Amit Kalantri
“Dresses don't look beautiful on hangers.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Fennel Hudson
“A traditionalist’s values are gleaned from all that is good in the past.”
Fennel Hudson, Traditional Angling - Fennel's Journal - No. 6

Fennel Hudson
“Preserve the spirit of a ‘lost’ age, when time moved slower.”
Fennel Hudson, Traditional Angling - Fennel's Journal - No. 6

Stacey Ballis
“With the heady scent of yeast in the air, it quickly becomes clear that Langer's hasn't changed at all. The black-and-white-checked linoleum floor, the tin ceiling, the heavy brass cash register, all still here. The curved-front glass cases with their wood counter, filled with the same offerings: the butter cookies of various shapes and toppings, four kinds of rugelach, mandel bread, black-and-white cookies, and brilliant-yellow smiley face cookies. Cupcakes, chocolate or vanilla, with either chocolate or vanilla frosting piled on thick. Brownies, with or without nuts. Cheesecake squares. Coconut macaroons. Four kinds of Danish. The foil loaf pans of the bread pudding made from the day-old challahs. And on the glass shelves behind the counter, the breads. Challahs, round with raisins and braided either plain or with sesame. Rye, with and without caraway seeds. Onion kuchen, sort of strange almost-pizza-like bread that my dad loves, and the smaller, puffier onion rolls that I prefer. Cloverleaf rolls. Babkas. The wood-topped cafe tables with their white chairs, still filled with the little gossipy ladies from the neighborhood, who come in for their mandel bread and rugelach, for their Friday challah and Sunday babka, and take a moment to share a Danish or apple dumpling and brag about grandchildren.”
Stacey Ballis, Wedding Girl

“I prefer happiness to unhappiness, pleasure to pain. I'm old-fashioned that way.”
Marty Rubin

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Be charming.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Rhys Bowen
“Is the princess still in the fitting room?"
"Oh no, darling. She appeared about half an hour ago. Poured herself a black coffee, and looked longingly at the cakes. That child is starving herself if you ask me. Now she's definitely too thin. European men do like a woman to have a little meat on her bones."
"And Prince Nicolas, have you seen him recently?"
"I haven't seen him since lunch. I gather he and Antone went out to shoot. And I expect Max went with them. They're only happy when they're shooting something. Apart from sex of course."
"Mother!" I gave her a warning frown. My mother glanced around at the other women, who were tucking into their tort with abandon.
"They won't understand. Their English is hopeless, darling. Besides, it is about time you are acquainted with the facts of life. I've hopelessly neglected my duty in that area. Men only have two thoughts in their heads. And those are killing or copulating."
"I'm sure there are plenty of men with finer feelings who are interested in art and culture."
"Yes, darling. Of course there are. They are called ferries. And they are quite adorable. So witty and fun to be with. But in my long and varied life I've found that the ones who are witty to be with are no use in bed. And vice versa.”
Rhys Bowen, Royal Blood

Fennel Hudson
“Those with traditional sense will follow what their heart tells them is right.”
Fennel Hudson, Traditional Angling - Fennel's Journal - No. 6

Fennel Hudson
“Be batty, be traditional, and be proud.”
Fennel Hudson, Traditional Angling - Fennel's Journal - No. 6

Zakir Malik
“Open the windows wide some more;
For sake of the innovatory thoughtfulness
Close the doors for white-haired ideas;
Encumbered the dark hairs, wholly
From investment of the hybrid thoughts”
Zakir Malik, The Wail Of The Woods

Arlene Stafford-Wilson
“A hot dry day was perfect for cutting hay, but Sunday in those days was a true day of rest, and no hay would be taken from the fields, nor any labour done inside or outside of the house.”
Arlene Stafford-Wilson, Lanark County Collection: Winding Our Way Down Memory Lane

“Business the old-fashioned way worked in present-day Moonbright. The front window showcased a tower of stacked vitamins and supplements, children's games and toys, locally made treats- benne wafers, taffy, and lemon biscuits- as well as specialty bath and body products. The store owner was faithful to elderly female customers and did his best to keep them happy. He continued to stock their favorite retro perfumes- Emeraude, Tabu, Chantilly, Moon Drops, along with their preferred Mavis talcum powder and Bigelow Rose Wonder facial creams. Items the ladies refused to live without.”
Kate Angell, The Bakeshop at Pumpkin and Spice

E.M. Forster
“He had this in common with Oedipus, that he was growing old. Even to himself it had become obvious. He had lost interest in other people’s affairs, and seldom attended when they spoke to him. He was fond of talking himself but often forgot what he was going to say, and even when he succeeded, it seldom seemed worth the effort. His phrases and gestures had become stiff and set, his anecdotes, once so successful, fell flat, his silence was as meaningless as his speech. Yet he had led a healthy, active life, had worked steadily, made money, educated his children. There was nothing and no one to blame: he was simply growing old.”
E.M. Forster, The Celestial Omnibus and Other Stories

Margot Berwin
“The cab pulled up to our building on St. Louis between Decatur and Chartres Streets, a three-story cement stucco town house in the old creole style. It was painted pale pink and covered with delicate ironwork like a lace veil. It had an arched opening with a wrought-iron gate and an old metal lock.
Inside, the ground-floor hallway had high, rounded ceilings and a dark caramel tiled floor leading to a garden in the back. It was drippy and heavy with the scent of jasmine, just like me.
Wisteria rolled down from the top-floor balconies all the way to the garden below and curled around the legs of the iron tables and chairs like beautiful prison shackles. Everything about the building looked like it was from another century, and having never been to New Orleans I did not yet know that everything was.”
Margot Berwin, Scent of Darkness

Amy E. Reichert
“She sipped her old-fashioned. Sweet and light, with notes of orange and the herb-spice flavor of bitters, all of it balanced with the subtle burn of brandy. It tasted like Wisconsin. It tasted like home.”
Amy E. Reichert, The Kindred Spirits Supper Club

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