Category Archives: Quotations

What people are really like

Today´s Quotation comes from Elly Griffiths: The Woman in Blue.

“You couldn’t have known,” says Ruth. “We can never know what people are really like.”

 

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Death and tourism

Today´s Quotation comes from Elly Griffiths: The Woman in Blue.

Never let it be said that death got in the way for tourism.

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The death of someone attractive

Today´s Quotation comes from Elly Griffiths: The Woman in Blue.

Ruth reflects that the death of someone attractive (Chloe Jenkins, Paula Moncrieff) is always considered borderline more tragic than the death of someone aesthetically displeasing. But there’s no point saying this to Clough.

 

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Cleverness

Today´s Quotation comes from Elly Griffiths: The Woman in Blue.

And she is intelligent and a good officer, it’s just that a suspect or any person of interest is not going to give you marks for cleverness; most of the time you just need to listen. The time for cleverness comes later.

 

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Good and incorruptible

Today´s Quotation comes from Elly Griffiths: The Woman in Blue.

Ruth looks at the priest, one of the few people she had believed to be genuinely good and incorruptible. He looks the same: grey hair, broken nose, bright blue eyes. Who knows what secrets people are hiding? The thoughts makes her afraid, as if the brightly lit canteen has suddenly plunged into darkness,

 

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Secret Lives

Todays quotation is from Mr. Churchill’s Secretary by Susan Elia MacNeal.

“Listen, Maggie. You know, parents — all parents — have secret lives. If they didn´t, they wouldn´t be parents after all.”

 

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Alive and well on Facebook

Today´s Quotation comes from Elly Griffiths: The Woman in Blue.

Michelle looks surprised. ‘She put a picture on Facebook. She was in a club with Andre.’

Nelson breathes a sigh of relief. That was the way of the world now. You rely on Facebook to tell you that your daughter’s alive and well, even if she’s in the company of Andre, a public schoolboy who thinks he’s an American gangster DJ.

 

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I have given up the right to be your parent

Todays quotation is from Mr. Churchill’s Secretary by Susan Elia MacNeal.

Edmund cleared his throat. “I do … I do want you to know how proud I am of you. And know I’ve given up all rights to be your father. But perhaps we can be friends?

 

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Happy moments

Todays quotation is from Dead Before Dying by Deon Meyer.

The feeling of discomfort grew because here Drew Wilson was still alive in timeless moments of happiness, birthdays and awards, parental love, friendship. Detective-sergeant Gerrit Snyman didn´t consider the symbolism of the photo album for a single second, nor for the same brief space of time, did it occur to him that everyone left only the happy moments for future generations and took the grief and the pain, the heartbreak and the failures to their graves.

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Never, ever

Todays quotation is from Crimson Angel by Barbara Hambly.

You never, ever, let anyone in authority know you knew what they were talking about until you knew which way the wind blew…

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