Elizabeth Peters Quotes.

1. "What a nice neat deep trench,' I said. 'Er - should Nefret be down in it?' 'She thought she saw a skull,' Ramses said. 'You know how she is about bones."
- Elizabeth Peters, The Falcon at the Portal

2. "If she hasn't learned to appreciate my sterling character and spectacular good looks by this time, it's not likely she will."
- Elizabeth Peters, The Falcon at the Portal

3. "As the Egyptians say, Ramses can hear a whisper across the Nile."
- Elizabeth Peters, The Falcon at the Portal

4. "Don't sound so surprised. I have sensible moments, you know."
- Elizabeth Peters, The Falcon at the Portal

5. "For a time Emerson politely endeavored to conceal his boredom - like most men, he is profoundly disinterested in all children except his own - ..."
- Elizabeth Peters, The Falcon at the Portal

6. "You don't sound like a librarian," she said. "I'm on vacation," Jacqueline laughed. "Well, I supposed there is an image, isn't there? But stereotypes are awfully misleading. there are typical librarians, but not all librarians are typical. Any more than any other profession."
- Elizabeth Peters, The Seventh Sinner

7. "I disapprove of matrimony as a matter of principle.... Why should any independent, intelligent female choose to subject herself to the whims and tyrannies of a husband? I assure you, I have yet to meet a man as sensible as myself! (Amelia Peabody)"
- Elizabeth Peters, Crocodile on the Sandbank

8. "Peculiar or not, it is my idea of pleasure. Why, why else do you lead this life you don't enjoy it? Don't talk of duty to me; you men always have some high-sounding excuse for indulging yourselves. You go gallivanting over the earth, climbing mountains, looking for the sources of the Nile; and expect women to sit dully at home embroidering. I embroider very badly. I think I would excavate rather well."
- Elizabeth Peters, Crocodile on the Sandbank

9. "There are too many people in the world as it is, but the supply of ancient manuscripts is severely limited."
- Elizabeth Peters, Crocodile on the Sandbank

10. "Men are frail creatures, of course; one does not expect them to exhibit the steadfastness of women."
- Elizabeth Peters, Crocodile on the Sandbank

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