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Mr. Wrong Mr. Wrong by Elizabeth Jane Howard
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Mr. Wrong Quotes (showing 1-30 of 38)
“A rainy day is like a lovely gift -- you can sleep late and not feel guilty.”
Elizabeth Jane Howard, Mr. Wrong
“You can't run from feelings, Charity. You have to face them. Otherwise your future will look just like your past.”
Elizabeth Jane Howard, Mr. Wrong
“I think best in a hot bath, with my head tilted back and my feet up high.”
Elizabeth Jane Howard, Mr. Wrong
“I'm not lazy. I'm just really gifted, only instead of being good at music or math I'm good at sleeping late.”
Elizabeth Jane Howard, Mr Wrong
“A massage is just like a movie, really relaxing and a total escape, except in a massage you're the star. And you don't miss anything by falling asleep!”
Elizabeth Jane Howard, Mr. Wrong
“It's better to oversleep and miss the boat than get up early and sink.”
Elizabeth Jane Howard, Mr. Wrong
“The real point of watching television is to forget that you have a brain.”
Elizabeth Jane Howard, Mr. Wrong
“She laughed at bad jokes, stayed out too late, and overslept too often. Charity Hill loved holidays and she hated budgets and the alarm clock.”
Elizabeth Jane Howard, Mr. Wrong
“Charity liked brandy. She liked the way it burned her throat while soothing the ache in her heart.”
Elizabeth Jane Howard, Mr. Wrong
“Laughter is just like champagne -- only without the headache afterwards.”
Elizabeth Jane Howard, Mr. Wrong
“You can't oversleep if you don't make plans to wake up early.”
Elizabeth Jane Howard, Mr. Wrong
“For a single girl in London, luck isn't always a glass slipper that fits. Sometimes luck is a splash of mud from a passing bus.”
Elizabeth Jane Howard, Mr Wrong
“Wandering down the street in an aimless sort of way, cold too, in a dress from last night that made young men stop and stare in the street, Charity Hill found herself hating the single life for the very first time.”
Elizabeth Jane Howard, Mr Wrong
“Lady Margaret believed in the three D's: Discipline, Desire, and Determination. But as she listened dutifully to her new employer, hiding her yawns and trying to sit up extra straight in her chair, Charity Hill began thinking of all the lovely things that began with S, such as Sleeping Late, Sex, and Shopping.”
Elizabeth Jane Howard, Mr. Wrong
“Why does getting ahead always have to involve getting up early?”
Elizabeth Jane Howard, Mr. Wrong
“It's all right, darling. I can't stand people who are bright-eyed and bushy-tailed at seven in the morning. Give me a girl who only gets going after ten!”
Elizabeth Jane Howard, Mr Wrong
“It's not a luxury if you can't do without it!”
Elizabeth Jane Howard, Mr. Wrong
“When she was drinking his liquor and smoking his cigars, Charity couldn't help warming to Sir Humphrey. She almost forgot what a crashing bore he really was.”
Elizabeth Jane Howard, Mr Wrong
“Some girls have a real sexy giggle, but whenever I laugh it always comes out somewhere between a bellow and a snort!”
Elizabeth Jane Howard, Mr. Wrong
“I've got lots of ambitions, but I only ever think of them when I'm lying around in my undies having a snooze.”
Elizabeth Jane Howard, Mr. Wrong
“Sir Humphrey looked like a sleepy old hippo -- and when he yawned in that big, big, hippopotamus way Charity couldn't help doing likewise.”
Elizabeth Jane Howard, Mr. Wrong
“Charity knew there was nothing more coarse and common than an afternoon in bed with a total stranger -- but the lad installing the telephone had a grin that made her heart turn flips.”
Elizabeth Jane Howard, Mr. Wrong
“Charity felt rather snoozy after the long sermon, and she was really very grateful when Reverend Meeps offered her a cup of tea. Church was not so bad when the minister remembered you were only human.”
Elizabeth Jane Howard, Mr. Wrong
“Charity knew that she had to be up early in the morning. And she knew that a weepy, silly, ridiculously old-fashioned love story was not the thing to watch with a broken heart. Nevertheless, she watched. And wept. And was still smiling when she fell asleep at three o'clock in the morning, with the remote in her hand and the telly still going.”
Elizabeth Jane Howard, Mr. Wrong
“Charity groped for the phone, coming up with it at last and croaking "hello" in a voice that sounded exactly like a bullfrog's mating call. Which made a kind of twisted sense -- last night she'd been hunting for a mate as well.”
Elizabeth Jane Howard, Mr. Wrong
“Charity could chatter dorm-room Marxist theory with the best of them, but a single look from cool, silver-haired Lady Beddington was enough to make her tremble from head to toe.”
Elizabeth Jane Howard, Mr. Wrong
“Charity didn't mean to waste the entire afternoon. But her favorite daytime drama was on the telly. It was always the same, she thought, stretching out on the bed to watch. The sex got her interested first, and then the story. Before long she was totally hooked, and deep into the intricate plots and the glamorous goings-on. And afterwards, she just felt drained.

She was sound asleep by the time Lady Margaret came home.”
Elizabeth Jane Howard, Mr. Wrong
“Sir Humphrey's stories about Africa made Charity feel exactly like one of his stuffed trophy heads -- lifeless and glassy eyed. The only difference was that she usually ended up face-down, slumbering on the sofa, instead of hung up on the wall.”
Elizabeth Jane Howard, Mr. Wrong
“Dessert doesn't count if you're sharing someone else's.”
Elizabeth Jane Howard, Mr. Wrong
“Holidays were invented so single women could overeat without feeling guilty.”
Elizabeth Jane Howard, Mr. Wrong

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