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Стелла Гиббонс


Stella Gibbons

Фотография Стелла Гиббонс (photo Stella Gibbons)

День рождения: 05.01.1902 года
Возраст: 88 лет
Место рождения: Лондон, Великобритания
Дата смерти: 19.12.1989 года
Место смерти: Лондон, Канада

Quotes of Stella Gibbons

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  • ⋅One of the disadvantages of almost universal education was the fact that all kinds of persons acquired a familiarity with one's favorite writers. It gave one a curious feeling; it was like seeing a drunken stranger wrapped in one's dressing gown. /Stella Gibbons
  • ⋅I saw something nasty in the woodshed. /Stella Gibbons
  • ⋅Like all really strong-minded women, on whom everybody flops, she adored being bossed about. It was so restful. /Stella Gibbons
  • ⋅She liked Victorian novels. They were the only kind of novel you could read while eating an apple. /Stella Gibbons
  • ⋅Nature is all very well in her place, but she must not be allowed to make things untidy. /Stella Gibbons
  • ⋅You have the most revolting Florence Nightingale complex,' said Mrs. Smiling. It is not that at all, and well you know it. On the whole, I dislike my fellow beings; I find them so difficult to understand. But I have a tidy mind and untidy lives irritate me. Also, they are uncivilized. /Stella Gibbons
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  • ⋅. . . And she said it was a pity, because my father was so “keen”, and what did I care about? So I said, well, I was not quite sure, but on the whole I thought I liked having everything very tidy and calm all around me, and not being bothered to do things, and laughing at the kind of joke other people didn’t think at all funny, and going for country walks, and not being asked to express opinions about things (like love, and isn’t so-and-so peculiar?). So then she said, oh, well, didn’t I think I could try to be a little less slack, because of Father, and I said no, I was I afraid I couldn’t; and after that she left me alone. But all the others still said I was no good. /Stella Gibbons
  • ⋅Women are all alike-- aye fussin' over their fal-lals and bedazin' a man's eyes, when all they really want is man's blood and his heart out of his body and his soul and his pride.... /Stella Gibbons
  • ⋅That would be delightful,' agreed Flora, thinking how nasty and boring it would be. /Stella Gibbons
  • ⋅Daisies opened in sly lust to the sun-rays and rain-spears, and eft-flies, locked in a blind embrace, spun radiantly through the glutinous light to their ordained death. /Stella Gibbons
  • ⋅There have always been Starkadders at Cold Comfort Farm /Stella Gibbons
  • ⋅I do not object to the phenomena, but I do object to the parrot. /Stella Gibbons
  • ⋅Well,' said Mrs Smiling, 'it sounds an appalling place, but in a different way from all the others. I mean, it does sound interesting and appalling, while the others just sound appalling. /Stella Gibbons
  • ⋅Here was an occasion, she thought, for indulging in that deliberate rudeness which only persons with habitually good manners have the right to commit... /Stella Gibbons
  • ⋅A straight nose is a great help if one wishes to look serious'. /Stella Gibbons
  • ⋅She glanced upwards for a second at the soft blue vault of the midsummer night sky. Not a cloud misted its solemn depths. Tomorrow would be a beautiful day. /Stella Gibbons
  • ⋅While she lay there with these old worn thoughts coming obediently into her mind, called there by habit and the familiar quiet of early morning, she was aware that at the back of her mind there was another thought that was not at all stale, but so fresh that it was nearly a feeling, with all a feeling's delicious power to kill thought. /Stella Gibbons
  • ⋅I think it's degrading of you, Flora,' cried Mrs Smiling at breakfast. 'Do you truly mean that you don't ever want to work at anything?' Her friend replied after some thought: 'Well, when I am fifty-three or so I would like to write a novel as good as "Persuasion", but with a modern setting, of course. For the next thirty years or so I shall be collecting material for it. If anyone asks me what I work at, I shall say "Collecting material." No one can object to that. Besides, I shall be.' Mrs Smiling drank some coffee in silent disapproval. 'If you ask me,' continued Flora, 'I think I have much in common with Miss Austen. She liked everything to be tidy and pleasant and comfortable around her, and so do I. You see Mary,' - and here Flora began to grow earnest and to wave one finger about - 'unless everything is tidy and pleasant and comfortable all about one, people cannot even begin to enjoy life. I cannot endure messes. /Stella Gibbons
  • ⋅Well, when I am fifty-three or so I would like to write a novel as good as Persuasion but with a modern setting, of course. For the next thirty years or so I shall be collecting material for it. If anyone asks me what I work at, I shall say, 'Collecting material'. No one can object to that. /Stella Gibbons
  • ⋅Ah but' 'there'll be no butter in hell! /Stella Gibbons
  • ⋅He was, she reflected, almost rudely like a tortoise; and she was glad her friend kept none as pets or they might have suspected mockery. /Stella Gibbons
  • ⋅He was enmeshed in his grief. He did not notice that Graceless's leg had come off and that she was managing as best she could with three. /Stella Gibbons
  • ⋅...The Abbe's warning: 'Never confront an enemy at the end of a journey, unless it happens to be his journey'. /Stella Gibbons
  • ⋅On the whole, Flora liked it better when they were silent, though it did rather give her the feeling that she was acting in one of the less cheerful German highbrow films. /Stella Gibbons
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  • ⋅The life of a journalists is poor, nasty, brutish, and short. So is his style /Stella Gibbons
  • ⋅But Julia thought it would be a much better idea if they went to see Mr Dan Langham in 'On Your Toes!' at the New Hippodrome, so they went there instead and had a nice time instead of a nasty one. /Stella Gibbons
  • ⋅Richard had realized, not that Elfine was beautiful, but that he loved Elfine. (Young men frequently need this fact pointing out to them, as Flora knew by observing the antics of her friends.) /Stella Gibbons
  • ⋅No one had seen anything of Urk since he had gone galloping out into the night carrying Meriam, the hired girl. It was generally assumed that he had drowned her and then himself. Who cared, anyway? /Stella Gibbons
  • ⋅The flies buzzed in answer above the dirty water standing in the washbasin, in which floated a solitary black hair. It, too, was like life-- and as meaningless. /Stella Gibbons
  • ⋅Happiness can never hope to command so much interest as distress.” /Stella Gibbons
Goss Malone
Omalone1 16.07.2019 07:48:16
Women think that all men are equal, and this is their strength, men think all women are different - it destroys them.

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