Umbrellas Quotes

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Cassandra Clare
“Tessa exploded "I am not asking you to maul me in the Whispering Gallery! By the Angel, Will, would you stop being so polite?!"
He looked at her in amazement. "But wouldn't you rather-"
"I would not rather. I don't want you to be polite! I want you to be Will! I don't want you to indicate points of architectural interest to me as if you were a Baedecker guide! I want you to say dreadfully mad, funny things, and make up songs and be-" The Will I fell in love with, she almost said. "And be Will," she finished instead. "Or I shall strike you with my umbrella."
"I am trying to court you," Will said in exasperation. "Court you properly. That's what all this has been about. You know that, don't you?"
"Mr. Rochester never courted Jane Eyre," Tessa pointed out.
"No, he dressed up as a woman and terrified the poor girl out of her wits. Is that what you want?"
"You would make a very ugly woman."
"I would not. I would be stunning."
Tessa laughed. "There," she said. "There is Will. Isn't that better? Don't you think so?"
"I don't know," Will said, eyeing her. I'm afraid to answer that. I've heard that when I speak, it makes American women wish to strike me with umbrellas."
Tessa laughed again, and then they were both laughing, their smothered giggles bouncing off the walls of the Whispering Gallery. After that, things were decidedly easier between them, and Will's smile when he helped her down from the carriage on their return home, was bright and real.”
Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Princess

Julie Andrews Edwards
“Have you noticed how nobody ever looks up? Nobody looks at chimneys, or trees against the sky, or the tops of buildings. Everybody just looks down at the pavement or their shoes. The whole world could pass them by and most people wouldn't notice.”
Julie Andrews Edwards, The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles

Lemony Snicket
“He looked like the sort of person who would tell you that he did not have an umbrella to lend you when he actually had several and simply wanted to see you get soaked.”
Lemony Snicket, When Did You See Her Last?

Thomas Mann
“Naphta loathed the bourgeois state and its love of security. He found occasion to express this loathing one autumn afternoon when, as they were walking along the main street, it suddenly began to rain and, as if on command, there was an umbrella over every head. That was a symbol of cowardice and vulgar effeminacy, the end product of civilization. An incident like the sinking of the Titanic was atavistic, true, but its effect was most refreshing, it was the handwriting on the wall. Afterward, of course, came the hue and cry for more security in shipping. How pitiful, but such weak-willed humanitarianism squared very nicely with the wolfish cruelty and villainy of slaughter on the economic battlefield known as the bourgeois state. War, war ! He was all for it – the universal lust for war seemed quite honorable in comparison.”
Thomas Mann, The Magic Mountain

Cory Doctorow
“What if I got hit by lightning while walking with an umbrella? Ban umbrellas! Fight the menace of lightning!”
Cory Doctorow, Little Brother

Mehmet Murat ildan
“Rain is nature’s art; umbrella is man’s art. When you walk with your umbrella in a rainy day, you walk with a super art which is a combination of two different arts!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Mehmet Murat ildan
“Every seed wants to die in the soil! Every umbrella wants to live in a perpetually rainy world! Every mirror wants to see its own face in another mirror! Everything in this universe has dreams they wish to realise!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Mehmet Murat ildan
“Rain never understands why people hide under their umbrellas! Let us make a surprise to the rain by closing our umbrellas!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Ruskin Bond
“Borrowed books and umbrellas are seldom returned”
Ruskin Bond, Funny Side Up

Michael Holroyd
“Her first marriage, a distressing experience involving an umbrella, had to be annulled.”
Michael Holroyd, A Book of Secrets: Illegitimate Daughters, Absent Fathers

Mehmet Murat ildan
“If you don't remember your umbrella even when it rains, you'll never remember it!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Mehmet Murat ildan
“No umbrella’s colour matters under torrential rain!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Primo Levi
“May he have an accident shaped like an umbrella.”
Primo Levi, The Periodic Table