Annie Barrows Quotes.

41. "That's what I love about reading: one tiny thing will interest you in a book, and that tiny thing will lead you onto another book, and another bit there will lead you onto a third book. It's geometrically progressive—all with no end in sight, and for no other reason than sheer enjoyment."
- Annie Barrows, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

42. "Men are more interesting in books than they are in real life."
- Annie Barrows, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

43. "If I could have anything I wanted, I would choose story without end, and it seems I have lots of company in that."
- Annie Barrows, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

44. "I am a grown woman-- mostly-- and I can guzzle champagne with whomever I choose."
- Annie Barrows, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

45. "Reading good books ruins you for enjoying bad books."
- Annie Barrows, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

46. "[I] threw open the door to find Rob sit­ting on the low stool in front of my book­case, sur­round­ed by card­board box­es. He was seal­ing the last one up with tape and string. There were eight box­es - eight box­es of my books bound up and ready for the base­ment! "He looked up and said, 'Hel­lo, dar­ling. Don't mind the mess, the care­tak­er said he'd help me car­ry these down to the base­ment.' He nod­ded to­wards my book­shelves and said, 'Don't they look won­der­ful?' "Well, there were no words! I was too ap­palled to speak. Sid­ney, ev­ery sin­gle shelf - where my books had stood - was filled with ath­let­ic tro­phies: sil­ver cups, gold cups, blue rosettes, red rib­bons. There were awards for ev­ery game that could pos­si­bly be played with a wood­en ob­ject: crick­et bats, squash rac­quets, ten­nis rac­quets, oars, golf clubs, ping-​pong bats, bows and ar­rows, snook­er cues, lacrosse sticks, hock­ey sticks and po­lo mal­lets. There were stat­ues for ev­ery­thing a man could jump over, ei­ther by him­self or on a horse. Next came the framed cer­tificates - for shoot­ing the most birds on such and such a date, for First Place in run­ning races, for Last Man Stand­ing in some filthy tug of war against Scot­land. "All I could do was scream, 'How dare you! What have you DONE?! Put my books back!' "Well, that's how it start­ed. Even­tu­al­ly, I said some­thing to the ef­fect that I could nev­er mar­ry a man whose idea of bliss was to strike out at lit­tle balls and lit­tle birds. Rob coun­tered with re­marks about damned blue­stock­ings and shrews. And it all de­gen­er­at­ed from there - the on­ly thought we prob­ably had in com­mon was, What the hell have we talked about for the last four months? What, in­deed? He huffed and puffed and snort­ed and left. And I un­packed my books."
- Annie Barrows, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

47. "It suddenly struck me that Dawsey is a lonesome person. I think it may be that he has always been lonely, but he didn't mind before, and now he minds."
- Annie Barrows, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

48. "You know how I love talking about books, and you know how I adore receiving compliments."
- Annie Barrows, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

49. "We could have gone on longing for one another and pretending not to notice forever. This obsession with dignity can ruin your life if you let it."
- Annie Barrows, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

50. "I have an idea for a new book. It's a novel about a beautiful yet sensitive author whose spirit is crushed by her domineering editor. Do you like it?"
- Annie Barrows, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

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