To Say Nothing of the Dog Quotes.

1. "Cats, as you know, are quite impervious to threats."
- Connie Willis, To Say Nothing of the Dog

2. "The reason Victorian society was so restricted and repressed was that it was impossible to move without knocking something over."
- Connie Willis, To Say Nothing of the Dog

3. "One has not lived until one has carried a sixty-pound dog down a sweeping flight of stairs at half-past V in the morning."
- Connie Willis, To Say Nothing of the Dog

4. "You'd help if you could, wouldn't you, boy?" I said. "It's no wonder they call you man's best friend. Faithful and loyal and true, you share in our sorrows and rejoice with us in our triumphs, the truest friend we ever have known, a better friend than we deserve. You have thrown in your lot with us, through thick and thin, on battlefield and hearthrug, refusing to leave your master even when death and destruction lie all around. Ah, noble dog, you are the furry mirror in which we see our better selves reflected, man as he could be, unstained by war or ambition, unspoilt by-"
- Connie Willis, To Say Nothing of the Dog

5. "People will buy anything at jumble sales,' I said. 'At the Evacuated Children Charity Fair a woman bought a tree branch that had fallen on the table."
- Connie Willis, To Say Nothing of the Dog

6. "And kissed her for a hundred and sixty-nine years."
- Connie Willis, To Say Nothing of the Dog

7. "No," I said finally. "Slowness in Answering," she said into the handheld. "When's the last time you slept?" "1940" I said promptly, which is the problem with Quickness in Answering."
- Connie Willis, To Say Nothing of the Dog

8. "A Grand Design we couldn't see because we were part of it. A Grand Design we only got occasional, fleeting glimpses of. A Grand Design involving the entire course of history and all of time and space that, for some unfathomable reason, chose to work out its designs with cats and croquet mallets and penwipers, to say nothing of the dog. And a hideous piece of Victorian artwork. And us."
- Connie Willis, To Say Nothing of the Dog

9. "Come here, cat. You wouldn’t want to destroy the space-time continuum, would you? Meow. Meow."
- Connie Willis, To Say Nothing of the Dog

10. "Finch picked up one of the ancient fax-mags and brought it over to me. "I don't need anything to read," I said. "I'll just sit here and eavesdrop along with you." "I thought you might sit on the mag," he said. "It's extremely difficult to get soot out of chintz."
- Connie Willis, To Say Nothing of the Dog

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