Underwear Quotes

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Bohumil Hrabal
“No book worth its salt is meant to put you to sleep, it's meant to make you jump out of your bed in your underwear and run and beat the author's brains out.”
Bohumil Hrabal, Dancing Lessons for the Advanced in Age

Molly Harper
“You will treat my underwear with the reverence it deserves. Next time, you will stop and appreciate--hell, you'll marvel at the miracle of my ass clad in silk.”
Molly Harper, How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf

Jill Conner Browne
“Always wear pretty underwear, on account of you just never know.”
Jill Conner Browne, The Sweet Potato Queens' Book of Love

James S.A. Corey
“The mechanic had laid out two suits of their Martian-made light combat armour, a number of rifles and shotguns, and stacks of ammunition and explosives.
“What,” Holden said, “is all this?”
“You said to gear up for the drop.”
“I meant, like, underwear and toothbrushes.”
James S.A. Corey, Cibola Burn

John Scalzi
“I'll say it: I want to see an ugly woman as a spokeswoman for a women's network. Ugly men are out there all the time – look at Larry King, for God's sake. He looks like someone's talking underwear. Why not give America a spokeswoman who ain't much to look at but is competent as Hell? If accomplishments actually count for women, this ought to be a no-brainer.”
John Scalzi, Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded: A Decade of Whatever, 1998-2008

“I like dogs better than men and cats better than dogs and myself best of all, drunk in my underwear looking out the window.”
Bukowski, Charles

Erin McCarthy
“Alexis grabbed his arm. "Tom Jones? Wow, I totally love Tom Jones. He's like quintessential Vegas—over the top and indecent fun. Let me just go grab a pair of underwear to throw at him and we'll be all set."

Over his undead body. If anyone was getting her underwear tossed in his face, it was going to be him.

"I don't think so, Ball Buster. You're not giving your panties to an old man."

"Oh, and you're so young, Garlic?"

"Garlic?" What the hell was that?

"Yep. Now we have pet names for each other, isn't that adorable? You're Garlic and I'm Ball Buster. Now everyone will believe we're a real couple.”
Erin McCarthy

“She had the underwear of a thirteen-year-old, as well, he thought. He glanced back at her. But the shoes of a courtesan.”
Anne Stuart, The Unfortunate Miss Fortunes

Anne Bishop
“He didn't understand why everyone fussed about taking clean clothes out of a drawer. Underclothes smelled a lot more interesting after the female wore them.”
Anne Bishop, Marked in Flesh

Rick Riordan
“Second," Frank said, "I want to reassure you that I'm alive and well." He patted his chest as if to prove it. "My fate is no longer tied to a piece of wood, which is nice. And if you would all please forget that you saw me in my underwear, I'd appreaciate it."

That got some laughs. Who knew Frank could be funny on purpouse?”
Rick Riordan, The Tyrant’s Tomb

Jonathan Ames
“I hid my underwear beneath a parked Peugeot.”
Jonathan Ames, The Alcoholic

Fiona Wood
“Fred is staying with his mother these holidays. She's living in London for six months, in Chelsea, studying Georgian underwear at the National Art Library. It's a thesis, not a fetish.”
Fiona Wood, Six Impossible Things

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Some mistakes are worse than others: wearing your underwear inside out isn’t as uncomfortable as wearing it back to front.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“The best thing about retirement is not having to wear pants!”
Mark Hewer

Ally Carter
“Strapless bras? Well let's just say, I'm the kind of girl who likes things sufficiently strapped.”
Ally Carter, Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy

“Chato visualised strangling her thin neck with the same underwear; tying it around her collar like a luscious red bow on a birthday present. Pesto gasped for air, her reptile like tongue sticking out, her face turning to a beautiful shade of onion pink as she choked on Chato’s kachcha. What a lovely contrast of that delicate pink against that gaudy red and green underwear. Poetry in motion, Chato thought, smiling. What an exquisite and intense way to die.”
Nishta Kochar, Cinnamon Bizarre : Collection of Short Stories

Pawan Mishra
“There is no point in housing troubles inside your underwear if you can’t solve them by yourself.”
Pawan Mishra, Coinman: An Untold Conspiracy

James Baldwin
“I remembered my mother’s insistence that I always wear clean underwear because I might get knocked down by a car on the way to or from school and I and the family would be disgraced even beyond the grave, presumably, if my underwear was dirty. And I began to worry, in fact, as the doctor sniffed and prodded, about the state of the shorts I was wearing. This made me want to laugh. But I could not breathe.”
James Baldwin, Tell Me How Long the Train's Been Gone

Andrew James Pritchard
“At this point I came across one of the vending machines that only Japan has. I have to admit that I love the whimsical items sold in such appliances, like all sorts of junk food, beer cans, whisky bottles and even underwear. This particular machine sold both whisky and underwear, which truly is a bizarre combination, or maybe not, considering all the underwear were female panties. It was therefore my theory that older men would come by and buy the whisky, and then when they were drunk and young women passed by, the men would then offer them panties as gifts for sexual favours. Ya, it all made perfect sense to me.”
Andrew James Pritchard, Sukiyaki

Pema Chödrön
“You just can't fly when you're wearing socks, and shoes, and coats, and pants, and underwear. Everything has to go.”
Pema Chödrön, Start Where You Are: A Guide to Compassionate Living

“Underwear is an instrument of suppression and division. It forces at least the male wearer to focus on sex and causes an imbalance between genders. Males crave too often, females are annoyed and start rejecting. And the seemingly only way to stop the craving takes ones energy away.”

Tom Robbins
“She thought of the things that lovely young women usually think about when they are relaxing in treetops and unhampered by underwear.”
Tom Robbins, Another Roadside Attraction

“Through the decade of the 1880s and into the early 1890s, Tolstoy and Fedorov met many times, and Tolstoy frequently refers to him in his letters and notebooks. For Tolstoy these were years of spiritual unrest. Never a complacent person unaware of his own self-development, Tolstoy in the late 1870S and early 1880s was passing through a stage of especially intense spiritual torment and particularly ruthless self-examination. His earlier religious faith, never terribly strong, had collapsed utterly, and he was seeking a new faith to live by. That he could not live a life strictly consistent with his deeply felt (and widely publicized) principles had always troubled him, and now tormented him. He had turned against the ideal of family life that he had so memorably depicted in War and Peace, but he still lived as-and at times very much enjoyed being-a family man. Theoretically he had turned against his own social class and against all art that did not illustrate some simple moral truth-and yet his biographers give us a charming picture of Tolstoy at age fifty and his old aesthetic and ideological enemy Turgenev, age sixty, sitting at opposite ends of a child's teeter-totter, seesawing up and down as children from the neighborhood laugh and applaud. Even during his famous "peasant" phase, in which he allowed himself to be portrayed by the artist Repin à la moujik behind a plow, we learn from his wife's diary that under his peasant smock he always wore silk underwear.”
George M. Young, The Russian Cosmists: The Esoteric Futurism of Nikolai Federov and His Followers

Roberto Hogue
“When you’re a young male, the penis is like a non-stop fountain of semen. Sometimes all you gotta do is look at it sideways and it goes off. Clouds go by a little too suggestively and puh-pow! Time for a fresh pair of underwear…”
Roberto Hogue

Philip Hensher
“Do you not know? No Sicilian will wear underwear for five months. It is just too hot. Oh, the day in September when you have to put on your underwear!”
Philip Hensher, The Emperor Waltz

“Sometimes I feel like I'm rescuing a drowning man, and I only have time to rise to the surface for one gasp of air before I go back down again. There is an exhilaration to it, a high born only partly of exhilaration, and I find myself almost frighteningly alive. There is nothing like calamity for refreshing the moment. Ironically, the last several years my life had begun to feel shapeless, like underwear with the elastic gone, the days down around my ankles. Now there is an intensity to the humblest things- buying paper towels, laundry detergent, dog food, keeping the household running in Rich's absence.”
Abigail Thomas, A Three Dog Life

Lauren Oliver
“my English teacher, Mrs. Harbor. She’s always going off on tangents. Sometimes I’ll zone out for a few minutes, and all of a sudden she’ll be talking about underwear in the eighteenth century or oppression in Africa or the way the sun looks rising over the Grand Canyon.”
Lauren Oliver, Before I Fall

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Some underwears seem to have been designed to be a turn-off.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Georgette Heyer
“He wore very tight Inexpressibles, and very high and rigidly starched shirt-points, which made it hard for him to turn his head; and when he bowed a slight creaking betrayed that a swelling paunch was confined by stays.”
Georgette Heyer, The Reluctant Widow

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