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Elizabeth Peters Quotes

Why is a man with a knife after your blood? Who sent him? I would like to write the fellow a letter of thanks!
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No woman really wants a man to carry her off; she only wants him to want to do it.

— Elizabeth Peters

Most men are reasonably useful in a crisis. The difficulty lies in convincing them that the situation has reached a critical point

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When one is striding bravely into the future one cannot watch one's footing.

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I have learned that particularly clever ideas do not always stand up under close scrutiny.

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There are too many people in the world as it is, but the supply of ancient manuscripts is severely limited.

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The combination of physical strength and moral sincerity combined with tenderness of heart is exactly what is wanted in a husband.
Ameila Peabody

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I don't think she realized how much she cared for him, or he for her, until the end. Hasn't someone said a woman may be known by the men who love her enough to die for her? (If they haven't, I claim the credit myself.)

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I sometimes wonder what it would be like to be the respected patriarch of an ordinary English family."
"Very boring, Emerson.

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I knew the answer, and
of course
so did Ramses. He has superb breath control and always gets in ahead of me.

— Elizabeth Peters

In the gloomy corridor of that sepulchre I had felt Emerson's arms about me for the first time; along the rubble-strewn floor of the wadi we had raced by moonlight to save those we loved from a hideous death. Every foot of the way was familiar to me, and the spot was as fraught with romance as a garden of roses might be to one who had led a more boring life.

— Elizabeth Peters

So now you have it. The plot, the whole plot, and nothing but the plot.

— Elizabeth Peters

Why is a man with a knife after your blood? Who sent him? I would like to write the fellow a letter of thanks!

— Elizabeth Peters

Lady Baskerville paced up and down wringing her hands. She required only an armful of weedy flowers to make a somewhat mature Ophelia.

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Ramses. I had long since resigned myself to the impossibility of teaching Emerson the proper subjects of conversation before the servants. Wilkins is not resigned; but there is nothing he can do about it. Not only does Emerson rant on and on about personal matters at the dinner table, but he often consults Wilkins and John. Wilkins has a single reply to all questions: "I really could not say, sir." John, who had never been in service before he came to us, had adapted very comfortably to Emerson's habits.

— Elizabeth Peters

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