Excellent Women Quotes

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"I sometimes thought how strange it was that I should have managed to make a way for myself in London so very much like the life I had lived in a country rectory when my parents were alive," p. 11.

"No answer seemed to be needed or expected to this question, and we laughed together, a couple of women against the whole race of men," p. 23.

"You should see my bedside table, such a clutter of objects, cigarettes, cosmetics, aspirins, glasses of water, the Golden Bough, a detective story, and any object that happens to take my fancy," p. 27.

"I hesitated at the top of the stairs, feeling nervous and stupid, for this was a situation I had not experienced before, and my training did not seem to be quite equal to it," p. 30.

"I lay awake feeling thirsty and obscurely worried about something," p. 38.

"I could see very well what she meant, for an unmarried woman with no ties could very well become unwanted," p. 39.

"Life is disturbing enough as it is without these alarming suggestions. I always think of you as being so very balanced and sensible, such an excellent woman," p. 69.

"I accepted the compliment as gracefully as I could, but I was sufficiently unused to having anybody make any comment on my appearance to find it embarrassing to have attention drawn to be in any way," p. 86.

"My heart sank as I recognized familiar landmarks. I could almost imagine myself a schoolgirl again, arriving at the station on a wet September evening for the autumn term and smelling the antiseptic smell of the newly scrubbed cloak rooms," p. 110.

"I went back to my flat, puzzling a little about this friendly overture. I was sure that she did not really like me, or at best thought of me as a dim sort of person, whom one neither liked nor disliked, and I did not feel that I really cared for her very much either," p. 121.

"Inside it was a sobering sight indeed, and one to put us all in the mind of futility of material things and our own mortality," p. 131.

"I'm not used to going into public houses, so I entered rather timidly, expecting a noisy, smoky atmosphere and a great gust of laughter," p. 140.

"I noticed a group of priests looking down on us from the upper deck, and I felt that somehow the Pope and his Dogmas had triumphed after all," p. 202.

"The truth was, I thought, looking once more at the letter on my desk, which would not now be finished tonight, that I was exhausted with bearing other people's burdens, or burthens as the nobler language of our great hymn writers put it," p. 207-28.

"My normal appearance is very ordinary and my clothes rather uninteresting, but the new dress I had bought showed an attempt, perhaps misguided, to make myself look different," p. 248.

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