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

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

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

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
“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

Rebecca McNutt
“I love the smell of old books,” Mandy sighed, inhaling deeply with the book pressed against her face. The yellow pages smelled of wood and paper mills and mothballs.”
Rebecca McNutt, Super 8: The Sequel to Smog City

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

Fennel Hudson
“Recent generations seem to consider ‘old-fashioned’ thinking as out-dated and without place in the modern world. I beg to differ. After all, who has greater faith? He who looks to and learns from the past, or the man who cares not for consequence?”
Fennel Hudson, A Meaningful Life - Fennel's Journal - No. 1

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

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

Luke  Taylor
“His eyesight was possessed by the colours of trauma, cracking and bubbling like an old Super Eight film to remind him of his near-death drowning some two months ago in that very moment when he needed to act.”
Luke Taylor, Shatterpoint Alpha

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

“The thing about being vintage is that it never goes out of fashion.”
Anthony T. Hincks

Susan Gloss
“...Violet followed her friend into the massive kitchen with its Restoration Hardware fixture and faux-weathered, farmhouse-style cabinets. Its perplexed Violet, the way people tried to make the insides of new homes look old.”
Susan Gloss, Vintage

Rebecca McNutt
“Oftentimes she wondered what had happened to super 8. Sure, it made perfect sense that nobody wanted the hassle of spending money on a three-minute cartridge of film and threading it through a projector, but though digital cameras were convenient and cheap, Mandy didn’t care. Super 8 had integrity, it wasn’t just nostalgia, it was art, it was history, it was a little recording medium that somehow possessed the power to evoke lost memories, to turn back time, and there was something dazzling about waiting excitedly for a reel of film to come back in its yellow and red Kodak envelope, eating buttered popcorn while the projector paraded life’s best moments, and capturing something beautiful in only three minutes.”
Rebecca McNutt, Super 8: The Sequel to Smog City

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

“He looked straight at me and winked. On anyone else it would have looked ridiculous - 1996 had moved beyond the language of winking at girls.”
Ruth Ahmed, When Ali Met Honour

Morgana Blackrose
“There's horror, lust and ecstasy on stage at the White Mouse
The Behrenstrasse's Babel, and Berlin's (second) wildest house!
There's love and pain a-plenty dressed in shiny leather boots
But whips and chains and naked hips are nothing when you see
With your own eyes,
This fantasy...
Oh oh, those Berliner Girls
They'll take you to another world.”
Morgana Blackrose, Phoenyx: Flesh and Fire Erotic Memoirs of a Striptease Artist

“Vintage references makes you feel good if your one that identifies with it. Use vintage where it really fits. You need to know what feelings it will evoke”
Brent M. Jones

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

“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

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