The Garden Party and Other Stories Quotes.

1. "Isn't life,' she stammered, 'isn't life--' But what life was she couldn't explain. No matter. He quite understood. 'Isn't it, darling?' said Laurie."
- Katherine Mansfield, The Garden Party and Other Stories

2. "You are a Queen. Let mine be the joy of giving you your kingdom."
- Katherine Mansfield, The Garden Party and Other Stories

3. "Oh,' said the little girl, 'my head's on your heart; I can hear it going. What a big heart you've got, father dear."
- Katherine Mansfield, The Garden Party and Other Stories

4. "It's not your fault. Don't think that. It's just fate."
- Katherine Mansfield, The Garden Party and Other Stories

5. "And it seemed to her that kisses, voices, tinkling spoons, laughter, the smell of crushed grass were somehow inside her."
- Katherine Mansfield, The Garden Party and Other Stories

6. "What did garden-parties and baskets and lace frocks matter to him? He was far from all those things. He was wonderful, beautiful."
- Katherine Mansfield, The Garden Party and Other Stories

7. "As for the roses, you could not help feeling they understood that roses are the only flowers that impress people at garden-parties; the only flowers that everybody is certain of knowing."
- Katherine Mansfield, The Garden Party and Other Stories

8. "Laura's upbringing made her wonder for a moment whether it was quite respectful of a workman to talk to her of bangs slap in the eye. But she did quite follow him."
- Katherine Mansfield, The Garden Party and Other Stories

9. "…Oh dear, I sometimes think…whatever would I do if anything happened…But thinking's no good, is it, madam? Thinking won't help. When I find myself doing that, I say to myself, "come along, Ellen! Stop it this moment, my girl! Stop that silly thinking…!"
- Katherine Mansfield, The Garden Party and Other Stories

10. "To and fro, to and fro over the fine red sand on the floor of the dove house, walked the two doves. One was always in front of the other. One ran forward, uttering a little cry, and the other followed, solemnly bowing and bowing. "You see," explained Anne, "the one in front, she's Mrs. Dove. She looks at Mr. Dove and gives that little laugh and runs forward, and he follows her, bowing and bowing. And that makes her laugh again. Away she runs, and after her," cried Anne, and she sat back on her heels, "comes poor Mr. Dove, bowing and bowing... and that's their whole life. They never do anything else, you know."
- Katherine Mansfield, The Garden Party and Other Stories

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