Spinster Quotes

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Lisa Kleypas
“Without a doubt... the worst part of being a single woman was having to take care of your own car.”
Lisa Kleypas, Rainshadow Road

Lisa Kleypas
“Her chances of a decent marriage were about to be dashed-and all because of a ferret.”
Lisa Kleypas, Tempt Me at Twilight

Michelle   Cooper
“The way she told it, the English counties are littered with aging spinsters who accidentally displayed a spark of intelligence at a debutante dance and were banished forever from civilized society”
Michelle Cooper, A Brief History of Montmaray

Kate Bolick
“Isn't that how falling in love so often works? Some stranger appears out of nowhere and becomes a fixed star in your universe.”
Kate Bolick

Kate Atkinson
“I mean what else is there for a woman to do if she doesn't want to go from the parental to the marital home with nothing in between? 'An educated woman,'Millie amended. 'An educated woman,' Ursula agreed.”
Kate Atkinson, Life After Life

Gail Carriger
“Miss Tarabotti felt such rules did not entirely apply to her, as she was a spinster. Had been a spinster for as long as she could remember. In her more acerbic moments, she felt she had been born a spinster.”
Gail Carriger, Soulless

Milan Kundera
“Of course, these were only dreams. How could a sensible woman leave a happy marriage? All the same, a seductive voice from afar kept breaking into her conjugal peace: it was the voice of solitude.”
Milan Kundera, Immortality

Gail Carriger
“Miss Tarabotti felt such rules did not entirely apply to her, as she was a spinster. Had been a spinster for as long as she could remember. In her more acerbic moments, she felt she had been born a spinster..”
Gail Carriger

Lynn Austin
“I would sooner become a spinster than spend a lifetime with a boring, unimaginative man.”
Lynn Austin, A Proper Pursuit

Catherynne M. Valente
“And there’s nothing wrong with spinsters, anyway. They have nice cats and little bowls full of candy. Mrs. Bailey and Mrs. Newitz are the kindest ladies you’ll ever meet, and they have nips of whiskey in their tea like cowboys.”
Catherynne M. Valente, The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There

Alexander McCall Smith
“It was easy, terribly easy, to become with time a middle-aged spinster with a sharp tongue. She would have to guard against this.”
Alexander McCall Smith, The Sunday Philosophy Club

Lisa Samson
“If I was an eccentric old spinster in a Merchant Ivory movie, I'd want to share my lovely cottage with Holly and that's the truth. I'd do the cooking and leave the decorating to her, and we'd be inseparable.”
Lisa Samson, The Sky Beneath My Feet

Margaret Way
“You have got a sharp tongue, haven't you honey? You'll have to watch it or you'll go to a lonely spinster's grave.”
Margaret Way, Bauhinia Junction

Sara Sheridan
“I would rather be a spinster than sold off, traded in, whatever they may call it.”
Sara Sheridan, The Secret Mandarin

Sue Grafton
“I truly hate being a guest in someone's home...Worst of all, you have to 'make nice' at all hours. I don't want someone across the table from me while I'm eating my breakfast. I don't want to share the newspaper and I don't want to talk to anyone at the end of the day. If I were interested in that shit, I'd be married again by now and put a permanent end to all the peace and quiet.”
Sue Grafton, N is for Noose

Kaitlyn Greenidge
“I am not beautiful and I am sarcastic and I believe I am better than most in this town and that is why I am a thirty-six-year-old orphan with no husband and why no man in Spring City has ever even held my hand.”
Kaitlyn Greenidge, We Love You, Charlie Freeman

Stacey  Lee
“As for Headmistress Crouch, I pegged her as the type who wouldn't have a mate, either because of her exacting standards, or because she ate him for dinner.”
Stacey Lee, Outrun the Moon

Barbara Pym
“I suppose an unmarried woman just over thirty, who lives alone and has no apparent ties, must expect to find herself involved or interested in other people's business, and if she is also a clergyman's daughter then one might really say that there is no hope for her.”
Barbara Pym, Excellent Women

Zoë S. Roy
“During Mao’s era, the Chinese people were absolutely controlled by the Communist Party that decided food and accommodation, education and employment, what to think and say, and what to read and write about. ”--Interview with Zoë S. Roy, author of Spinster Kang”
Zoë S. Roy, Spinster Kang

Kate Bolick
“...but now, driving past the billboard I realized that losing everything is death. A death that I crave and I don't want anyone to save me”
Kate Bolick

“The virgins are certain there's a circle of hell
dedicated to that fear you'll never find anyone else.”
Analicia Sotelo, Virgin

Vincent Okay Nwachukwu
“A spinster who cannot ‘spin’ a worthwhile ‘star’ is a fallen ‘star’.”
Vincent Okay Nwachukwu, Weighty 'n' Worthy African Proverbs - Volume 1

Sylvia Plath
And heart's frosty discipline
Exact as a snowflake.

But here–a burgeoning
Unruly enough to pitch her five queenly wits
Into vulgar motley–
A treason not to be borne. Let idiots
Reel giddy in bedlam spring:
She withdrew neatly.

And round her house she set
Such a barricade of barb and check
Against mutinous weather
As no mere insurgent man could hope to break
With curse, fist, threat
Or love, either.

– Spinster”
Sylvia Plath

“Nobody pushes a society to well-health than a spinster on a social mission and a bachelor on a personal one.”
Mantaranjot Mangat, Plotless

Zoë S. Roy
“The word spinster, mixed with stifled laughter from the living room, picked her ear like a needle. Will I ever escape the culture of my faraway country? she wondered.”
Zoë S. Roy, Spinster Kang

Zoë S. Roy
“A wide-brimmed spinster’s hat had been thrown up in the sky. It was gradually falling into the deep ocean.”
Zoë S. Roy, Spinster Kang