Vintage Quotes

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Chelsie Shakespeare
“He made me feel unhinged . . . like he could take me apart and put me back together again and again.”
Chelsie Shakespeare

Chelsie Shakespeare
“He would reach for me in the middle of the night, nearly every single night, wrapping one of those solid arms around my waist and pulling me in close. So. Close.”
Chelsie Shakespeare, The Pull

Jeff Lindsay
“In my life long study of human beings, I have found that no matter how hard they try, they have found no way yet to prevent the arrival of Monday morning. And they do try, of course, but Monday always comes, and all the drones have to scuttle back to their dreary workday lives of meaningless toin and suffering.”
Jeff Lindsay, Dexter in the Dark

Jeff Lindsay
“Feeling - what authentic human fun!”
Jeff Lindsay, Dexter in the Dark

Isabel Wolff
“What I really love about them... is the fact that they contain someone's personal history...I find myself wondering about their lives. I can never look at a garment... without thinking about the woman who owned it. How old was she? Did she work? Was she married? Was she happy?... I look at these exquisite shoes, and I imagine the woman who owned them rising out of them or kissing someone...I look at a little hat like this, I lift up the veil, and I try to imagine the face beneath it... When you buy a piece of vintage clothing you're not just buying the fabric and thread - you're buying a piece of someone's past.”
Isabel Wolff, A Vintage Affair

Isabel Wolff
“I've no idea when I'm going to wear it, the girl replied calmly. I only knew that I had to have it. Once I tried it on, well... She shrugged. The dress claimed me.”
Isabel Wolff, A Vintage Affair

Chelsie Shakespeare
“When we can't understand the science behind something in this world, we make up mythological entities that we can relate to. We personify the forces of nature that mystify us, using our boundless imaginations to comfort us and make us feel like we have some control over these things that are much bigger than we are.”
Chelsie Shakespeare, The Pull

Chelsie Shakespeare
“I don't think that science and the paranormal have to be at war; in fact, it's crucial that they work together. It seems naïve to believe that the world is exactly as it seems.”
Chelsie Shakespeare, The Pull

Jeff Lindsay
“Rectory always sounded to me like a place you would find a proctologist.”
Jeff Lindsay, Dexter in the Dark

Chelsie Shakespeare
“The longer I lived, the longer it would be until I saw him alive again, until I could taste his new lips and run my fingers through his new hair. We could be young and beautiful again . . .”
Chelsie Shakespeare, The Pull

Umberto Eco
“I seem to know all the cliches, but not how to put them together in a believable way. Or else these stories are terrible and grandiose precisely because all the cliches intertwine in an unrealistic way and you can't disentangle them. But when you actually live a cliche, it feels brand new, and you are unashamed.”
Umberto Eco

“It will always be difficult for an old soul to satisfy the expectations of the new culture; because as an old soul you will always prefer to fall in love with everything that has a soul too, you will understand and feel the pain of others, you will be generous, giving nonstop no matter what, you won’t ever follow the crowd but you’ll choose to follow your own path instead, you will value a deep conversation and a loving halo, you always be thankful for the simplest pleasures in life.
And I am a vintage soul my love; that’s trapped in a young body. An old soul that struggles to fit in this plastic world …”
Samiha Totanji

Vikrmn: CA Vikram Verma
“Black and white, oldest of the vintages, newest of the last season.”
Vikrmn, Corpkshetra

Eden Phillpotts
“You are but a tiny cluster upon the vines of heaven, where the grapes are worlds; yet you hold the power to ripen your bitter berries and add to the eternal vintage of cosmic sweetness if so you will.”
Eden Phillpotts, Saurus

Rita Stradling
“Vintage. That was what the used car sales automaton had called the little white car. Three hours later, she learned that vintage meant death trap.”
Rita Stradling, Ensnared

Claudia Pavel
“A timeless classical love story
our romance shall be…
I'll paint it
on vintage canvas
cause your love transcends the realms
defeats any measure of time
and lasts forever.

(fragment from "Utopia", chapter Hope)”
Claudia Pavel, The odyssey of my lost thoughts

Lucy Foley
“That spring was the start of everything, for me. Before then, I might have been half-asleep, drifting through life.”
Lucy Foley, The Invitation

Kate Willis
“Moments later as we crossed the road to the 50’s diner, I recited the restaurant rules in my head one more time.

Rule one: Keep your hands clean.
Rule two: Careful with the food trays.
Rule three: Visit the soda fountain as often as you like, but don’t make yourself sick.
Rule four: Enjoy the poodle skirt.”
Kate Willis, Enjoy the Poodle Skirt

Tom Waits
“The studio is torn down, all the people who played on it are dead, the instruments have been sold off. But you are listening to a moment that happened in time sixty years ago and you are hearing it just as sharp as when it was made. That remains an amazing thing to me.”
Tom Waits

Lucy Foley
“Now the city is at its loveliest. The crowds of summer and autumn have gone, the air has a new freshness, the light has that pale-gold quality unique to this time of year. There have been several weeks of this weather now, without a drop of rain.”
Lucy Foley, The Invitation

Mandy Ashcraft
“The pieces didn't really coordinate and could be described in no other way than 'eclectic', but once labeled 'eclectic', valuable mismatches generally become fantastically stylish. Very similar to the way adding cash value to 'crazy' results in a whimsical 'eccentric'; you have to buy more flattering adjectives.”
Mandy Ashcraft, Small Orange Fruit

Gina Barreca
“This year’s vintage is best enjoyed this year. Let’s begin.”
Gina Barreca

“La sa una cosa? Mi sono sempre chiesta cosa faremo tra mille, duemila, diecimila anni con tutte queste cianfrusaglie. Voglio dire, più passa il tempo e più riusciamo ad andare indietro, a ritrovare oggetti di un passato sempre più lontano cui far posto, e mentre troviamo quelli del passato, produciamo altre tonnellate di cose senza senso da trasformare in oggetti interessanti non appena sarà passato abbastanza tempo da quando sono stati prodotti. Che poi il tempo che deve passare per rendere interessante un oggetto banale oramai è sempre minore. Cento anni, cinquant’anni, vent’anni, un anno, due estati fa. Ora un disco dell’estate scorsa è già un cimelio, c’è già chi lo ha raccolto e chi sta progettando una mostra di dischi di un’estate fa. Ma perché poi? A un certo punto non ci sarà più spazio per il tempo! O no? Voglio dire, come faremo poi a decidere cosa tenere e cosa distruggere quando il nostro passato sarà così lungo e puzzolente da avere occupato ogni spazio possibile? Quando non ci sarà spazio per costruire nuove case perché tutte quelle che ci sono saranno diventate patrimonio dei Beni culturali e di loro non sarà rimasta che la facciata, quando saranno tarlate dalla modernità che scava dentro le case, che le riduce ad asfittici antri levigati che si aprono su balconcini dell’Ottocento, su cavedi ingrigiti dai cadaveri di piccioni? Non converrebbe buttare via tutto subito?”
Massimo Coppola, Un piccolo buio

Jen Campbell
“Do you have any old copies of Dickens?

Bookseller: We've got a copy of David Copperfield from 1850 for $150.

Customer: Why is it so expensive if it's that old?”
Jen Campbell, Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops

Hannah Richell
“Patricia Lovell up at the vicarage wants everything "vintage" themed this year. She wants it all 1950s Country Living style. You know the sort of thing: pastel bunting, flowers in jam jars and mismatched teacups.”
Hannah Richell, The Peacock Summer

Gina Barreca
“We want to possess what they’re not making any more, what not many others can get and what will distinguish us from others.”
Gina Barreca

Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay
“বইখানা খুলিতেই একদল কাগজ-কাটা পোকা নিঃশব্দে বিবর্ণ মার্বেল কাগজের নিচে হইতে বাহির হইয়া ঊর্ধ্বশ্বাসে যেদিকে দুই চোখ যায় দৌড় দিল। অপু বইখানা নাকের কাছে লইয়া গিয়া ঘ্রাণ লইল, কেমন পুরোনো গন্ধ! মেটে রঙের পুরু পুরু পাতাগুলোর এই গন্ধটা তাহার বড় ভালো লাগে”
Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay, Pather Panchali : Song of the Road

Mindy Friddle
“I had discovered the recipe in a book in the basement just last week, had devoured its advice and warnings about beauty, and instructions for potpourri, herbal masks, and beauty soaks. The stern Victorian words, capitalized and underscored: The Young Lady is advised to retire to the Privacy of her own toiletry with only the company of her Maid to assist in the Beauty Episode. When I had leafed through the yellowed, musty pages, a pressed pansy, as brittle and brown as a moth's wing, had zigzagged to the floor in a papery flurry.”
Mindy Friddle, The Garden Angel

Susan Sontag
“It's not a love of the old as such. It's simply that the process of aging or deterioration provides the necessary detachment - or arouses a necessary sympathy.”
Susan Sontag

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