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Nancy Mitford Quotes

A girl doesn't need anyone who doesn't need her - Marilyn Monroe Quotes
Men go shopping to buy what they need. Women go shopping to find out what they want - Funny Quotes
I meant to behave but there were too many other options - Funny Quotes
I told you I'll be ready in FIVE minutes, stop calling me every half hour - Funny Quotes
I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work - Fail Quotes
I never make the same mistake twice. I make it five or six times, just to be sure - Funny Quotes
The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary - Work Quotes
Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results - Albert Einstein Quotes
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Oh how television diminishes everything  (Nancy Mitford Quotes) Greece is not a country of happy mediums: everything there seems to be either wonderful or horrible ...  (Nancy Mitford Quotes) Nothing makes people crosser than being considered too old for love  (Nancy Mitford Quotes) I have only ever read one book in my life, and that is White Fang. It’s so frightfully good I’ve never bothered to read another  (Nancy Mitford Quotes) Surely a King who loves pleasure is less dangerous than one who loves glory  (Nancy Mitford Quotes) If I had a girl I should say to her, ‘Marry for love if you can, it won’t last, but it is a very interesting experience and makes a good beginning in life. Later on, when you marry for money, for heaven’s sake let it be big money. There are no other possible reasons for marrying at all  (Nancy Mitford Quotes) Irish gardens beat all for horror. With 19 gardeners, Lord Talbot of Malahide has produced an affair exactly like a suburban golf course  (Nancy Mitford Quotes) The test of a cook is how she boils an egg. My boiled eggs are fantastic, fabulous. Sometimes as hard as a 100 carat diamond, or again soft as a feather bed, or running like a cooling stream, they can also burst like fireworks from their shells and take on the look and rubbery texture of a baby octopus. Never a dull egg, with me  (Nancy Mitford Quotes) When the loo paper gets thicker and the writing paper thinner, it’s always a bad sign, at home  (Nancy Mitford Quotes) Sisters are a shield against life’s cruel adversity  (Nancy Mitford Quotes) Always remember, children, that marriage is a very intimate relationship. It’s not just sitting and chatting to a person; there are other things, you know.  (Nancy Mitford Quotes) Surely a King who loves pleasure is less dangerous than one who loves glory?  (Nancy Mitford Quotes) I love children, especially when they cry, because then someone takes them away  (Nancy Mitford Quotes) I am sometimes bored by people, but never by life  (Nancy Mitford Quotes) Always be civil to the girls, you never know who they may marry  (Nancy Mitford Quotes) If one can’t be happy, one must be amused  (Nancy Mitford Quotes) Sun, silence, and happiness  (Nancy Mitford Quotes) To fall in love you have to be in the state of mind for it to take, like a disease  (Nancy Mitford Quotes) When the loo paper gets thicker and the writing paper thinner, it’s always a bad sign, at home  (Nancy Mitford Quotes) It’s a funny thing that people are always ready to admit it if they’ve no talent for drawing or music, whereas everyone imagines that they themselves are capable of true love, which is a talent like any other, only far more rare  (Nancy Mitford Quotes) English doctors have killed 3/4 of my friends and the joke is the remaining 1/4 go on recommending them, so odd is human nature  (Nancy Mitford Quotes) Americans relate all effort, all work, and all of life itself to the dollar. Their talk is of nothing but dollars  (Nancy Mitford Quotes) One thing about tourists is that it is very easy to get away from them. Like ants they follow a trail and a few yards each side of that trail there are none  (Nancy Mitford Quotes) An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off: it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead  (Nancy Mitford Quotes) Always either on a peak of happiness or drowning in black waters of despair they loved or they loathed, they lived in a world of superlatives  (Nancy Mitford Quotes) Twice in her life she had mistaken something else for it; it was like seeing somebody in the street who you think is a friend, you whistle and wave and run after him, and it is not only not the friend, but not even very like him. A few minutes later the real friend appears in view, and then you can’t imagine how you ever mistook that other person for him. Linda was now looking upon the authentic face of love, and she knew it, but it frightened her. That it should come so casually, so much by a series of accidents, was frightening  (Nancy Mitford Quotes) Oh dear... it really is rather disillusioning. When one’s friends marry for money they are wretched, when they marry for love it is worse. What is the proper thing to marry for, I should like to know?  (Nancy Mitford Quotes) The trouble is that people seem to expect happiness in life. I can’t imagine why; but they do. They are unhappy before they marry, and they imagine to themselves that the reason of their unhappiness will be removed when they are married. When it isn’t they blame the other person, which is clearly absurd. I believe that is what generally starts the trouble  (Nancy Mitford Quotes) Life itself, she thought, as she went upstairs to dress for dinner, was stranger than dreams and far, far more disordered  (Nancy Mitford Quotes) You’ve no idea how long life goes on and how many, many changes it brings. Young people seem to imagine that it’s over in a flash, that they do this thing, or that thing, and then die, but I can assure you they are quite wrong  (Nancy Mitford Quotes)
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