The Snake Quotes.

1. "The way to get on with a cat is to treat it as an equal - or even better, as the superior it knows itself to be."
- Elizabeth Peters, The Snake

2. "It is much more sensible to be an optimist instead of a pessimist, for if one is doomed to disappointment, why experience it in advance?"
- Elizabeth Peters, The Snake

3. "The approval of a cat cannot but flatter the recipient."
- Elizabeth Peters, The Snake

4. "Men are so easy to manipulate, poor things."
- Elizabeth Peters, The Snake

5. "It was a needless precaution, I felt sure, but men always enjoy marching around with weapons and flexing their figurative muscles, and I saw no reason to deny them this harmless exercise."
- Elizabeth Peters, The Snake

6. "(Romanticism is not a quality I despise, but it is inconvenient in a butler.)"
- Elizabeth Peters, The Snake

7. "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, The Snake

8. "Americans have many admirable characteristics, but literary taste is rare among them."
- Elizabeth Peters, The Snake

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