Alice Thomas Ellis Quotes

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Alice Thomas Ellis Quotes

Things are never so indescribably ghastly that they cant get worse.
— Alice Thomas Ellis —

When a baronet is discovered behind a bush in the park with a guardsman, or a minister of the crown is caught creeping out of a country with his socks stuffed full of bank notes and a woman not his wife ten paces behind, or a public person is revealed disporting himself with a couple of tarts and a teddy bear in West Paddington, they complain to the press that the outcry is hypocritical and that everyone would like to do what they were doing if only they had the chance. They regard the law as an instrument of envy, like nationalization and death duties.

— Alice Thomas Ellis

Scarlet, when aware that she was consciously asking her friend for advice and support, felt guilty, for she had come to believe that advice and support were commodities for which you paid professionals, rather as you paid prostitutes for love and bought your vegetables instead of growing them yourself.

— Alice Thomas Ellis

Things are never so indescribably ghastly that they can't get worse.

— Alice Thomas Ellis

When a person implores you to be reasonable what he means is that you should speed round forthwith to his point of view.

— Alice Thomas Ellis

Claudia's the sort of girl who goes through life holding onto the sides.

— Alice Thomas Ellis

It's when most of the guests have gone that the party really gets interesting - peering under the table and into the bath to see who's stayed and what shape they're in. It is then that those who are still conscious divulge things you had not known before: sometimes about themselves, sometimes about other people and sometimes about you. It does not necessarily make pleasant hearing but it is always fascinating. In the relaxed atmosphere, in the wake of the hubbub, they unwind and grow confidential - nay, indiscreet. If they are not already, they end up as your closest friends.

— Alice Thomas Ellis

The snag in being married to a person who knows more or less everything is that one gets hopelessly lazy ... I never look things up in books because all I need to do is ask him, and when he gives me the answers I don't properly commit them to memory because I know if I forget all I have to do is to ask him again. It is rather like keeping one's brain in a suitcase.

— Alice Thomas Ellis

Our only hope rests on the off-chance that God does exist.

— Alice Thomas Ellis

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