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35 Gail Honeyman Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

Gail Honeyman Sayings: Did you enjoy yourself?' I asked.'Mmm,' he said. 'It was fun, wasn't it?' He wasn't Did you enjoy yourself?' I asked.
'Mmm,' he said. 'It was fun, wasn't it?' He wasn't using a knife, but held a fork in his right hand like a child or an American. He smiled.
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Gail Honeyman Sayings: Some people, weak people, fear solitude. What they fail to understand is that you don't Some people, weak people, fear solitude. What they fail to understand is that you don't need anyone, you can take care of yourself.
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Gail Honeyman Sayings: I pondered what else I should take for him. Flowers seemed wrong; they're a love I pondered what else I should take for him. Flowers seemed wrong; they're a love token, after all. I looked in the fridge, and popped a packet of cheese slices into the bag. All men like cheese.
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Gail Honeyman Sayings: Whenever I'd been sad or upset before, the relevant people in my life would simply Whenever I'd been sad or upset before, the relevant people in my life would simply call my social worker and I'd be moved somewhere else. Raymond hadn't phoned anyone or asked an outside agency to intervene. He'd elected to look after me himself. I'd been pondering this, and concluded that there must be some people for whom difficult behavior wasn't a reason to end their relationship with you. If they liked you -- and, I remembered, Raymond and I had agreed that we were pals now -- then, it seemed, they were prepared to maintain contact, even if you were sad, or upset, or behaving in very challenging ways. This was something of a revelation.
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Gail Honeyman Sayings: Men like Raymond, pedestrial dullards, would always be distracted by women who looked like her, Men like Raymond, pedestrial dullards, would always be distracted by women who looked like her, having neither the wit nor the sophistication to see beyond mammaries and peroxide.
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Gail Honeyman Sayings: My eye was drawn to a bright green hue, the same shade as a poisonous My eye was drawn to a bright green hue, the same shade as a poisonous Amazonian frog, the tiny, delightfully deadly ones.
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Gail Honeyman Sayings: learned, could be very demanding; I still had limited direct contact with them, which suited learned, could be very demanding; I still had limited direct contact with them, which suited me just fine. From what I could gather, they would routinely be completely unable to articulate their requirements, at which point, in desperation, the designers would create some artwork for them based on the few vague hints they had managed to elicit. After many hours of work, involving a full team of staff, the work would be submitted to the client for approval. At that point, the client would say, "No. That's exactly what I don't want." There
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Gail Honeyman Sayings: Did men ever look in the mirror, I wondered, and find themselves wanting in deeply Did men ever look in the mirror, I wondered, and find themselves wanting in deeply fundamental ways? When they opened a newspaper or watched a film, were they presented with nothing but exceptionally handsome young men, and did this make them feel intimidated, inferior, because they were not as young, not as handsome? Did they then read newspaper articles ridiculing those same handsome men if they gained weight or wore something unflattering?
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Gail Honeyman Sayings: Janey was planning a short engagement, she'd simpered, and so, of course, the inevitable collection Janey was planning a short engagement, she'd simpered, and so, of course, the inevitable collection for the wedding present would soon follow. Of all the compulsory financial contributions, that is the one that irks me most. Two people wander around John Lewis picking out lovely items for themselves, and then they make other people pay for them. It's bare-faced effrontery. They choose things like plates, bowls and cutlery-I mean, what are they doing at the moment: shoveling food from packets into their mouths with their bare hands? I simply fail to see how the act of legally formalizing a human relationship necessitates friends, family and coworkers upgrading the contents of their kitchen for them.
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Gail Honeyman Sayings: Their laughter seemed to have turned into low whispering now. It never ceases to amaze Their laughter seemed to have turned into low whispering now. It never ceases to amaze me, the things they find interesting, amusing or unusual. I can only assume they've led very sheltered lives.
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Gail Honeyman Sayings: It seemed there was an announcement every five minutes from the mythical conductor, imparting sagacious It seemed there was an announcement every five minutes from the mythical conductor, imparting sagacious gems such as "large items should be placed in the overhead luggage racks", or that "passengers should report any unattended items to the train crew as soon as possible". I wondered at whom these pearls of wisdom were aimed; some passing extraterrestrial, perhaps, or a yak herder from Ulan Bator who had trekked across the steppes, sailed the North Sea, and found himself on the Glasgow-Edinburgh service with literally no prior experience of mechanized transport to call upon?
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Gail Honeyman Sayings: When the silence and the aloneness press down and around me, crushing me, carving through When the silence and the aloneness press down and around me, crushing me, carving through me like ice, I need to speak aloud sometimes, if only for proof of life.
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Gail Honeyman Sayings: If I'm ever unsure as to the correct course of action, I'll think, "What would If I'm ever unsure as to the correct course of action, I'll think, "What would a ferret do?" or, "How would a salamander respond to this situation?" Invariably, I find the right answer. I
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Gail Honeyman Sayings: LOL could go and take a running jump. I wasn't made for illiteracy; it simply LOL could go and take a running jump. I wasn't made for illiteracy; it simply didn't come naturally.
Gail Honeyman Sayings: She wasn't actually chewing gum, but her demeanor was very much that of a gum She wasn't actually chewing gum, but her demeanor was very much that of a gum chewer.
Gail Honeyman Sayings: There are days when I feel so lightly connected to the earth that the threads There are days when I feel so lightly connected to the earth that the threads that tether me to the planet are gossamer thin, spun sugar. A strong gust of wind could dislodge me completely, and I'd lift off and blow away, like one of those seeds in a dandelion clock. The threads tighten slightly from Monday to Friday.
Gail Honeyman Sayings: The streets were all named after poets - Wordsworth Lane, Shelley Close, Keats Rise - The streets were all named after poets - Wordsworth Lane, Shelley Close, Keats Rise - no doubt chosen by the building company's marketing department. They were all poets that the kind of person who'd aspire to own such a home would recognize, poets who wrote about urns and flowers and wandering clouds. Based on past experience, I'd be more likely to end up living in Dante Lane or Poe Crescent.
Gail Honeyman Sayings: I'm not sure I'd like to be burned. I think I might like to be I'm not sure I'd like to be burned. I think I might like to be fed to zoo animals. It would be both environmentally friendly and a lovely treat for the larger carnivores. Could you request that?
Gail Honeyman Sayings: A philosophical question: if a tree falls in a forest and no one is around A philosophical question: if a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? And if a woman who's wholly alone occasionally talks to a pot plant, is she certifiable? I think that it is perfectly normal to talk to oneself occasionally. It's not as though I'm expecting a reply. I'm fully aware that Polly is a houseplant.
Gail Honeyman Sayings: I felt like a newly laid egg, all swishy and gloopy inside, and so fragile I felt like a newly laid egg, all swishy and gloopy inside, and so fragile that the slightest pressure could break me.
Gail Honeyman Sayings: Did you have a good time on Saturday, then?" he asked. I wished it had Did you have a good time on Saturday, then?" he asked. I wished it had been between mouthfuls, but it was, in fact, horrifically, during one. "Yes, thank you," I said. "It was the first time I've tried dancing, and I quite enjoyed it." He kept forking the food into his mouth. The process, and the noise, seemed almost industrial in its relentlessness.
Gail Honeyman Sayings: She had tried to steer me towards vertiginous heels again - why are these people She had tried to steer me towards vertiginous heels again - why are these people so incredibly keen on crippling their female customers? I began to wonder if cobblers and chiropractors had established some fiendish cartel.
Gail Honeyman Sayings: These days, loneliness is the new cancer - a shameful, embarrassing thing, brought upon yourself These days, loneliness is the new cancer - a shameful, embarrassing thing, brought upon yourself in some obscure way. A fearful, incurable thing thing, so horrifying that you dare not mention it; other people don't want to hear the word spoken aloud for fear that they might too be afflicted, or that it might tempt fate into visiting a similar horror upon them.
Gail Honeyman Sayings: I find lateness exceptionally rude; it's so disrespectful, implying unambiguously that you consider yourself and I find lateness exceptionally rude; it's so disrespectful, implying unambiguously that you consider yourself and your own time to be so much more valuable than the other person's.
Gail Honeyman Sayings: I feel sorry for beautiful people. Beauty, from the moment you possess it, is already I feel sorry for beautiful people. Beauty, from the moment you possess it, is already slipping away, ephemeral. That must be difficult.
Gail Honeyman Sayings: The gilded confines of the Beauty Hall were not my preferred habitat; like the chicken The gilded confines of the Beauty Hall were not my preferred habitat; like the chicken that had laid the eggs for my sandwich, I was more of a free-range creature.
Gail Honeyman Sayings: I had no idea how to respond, and opted for a smile, which serves me I had no idea how to respond, and opted for a smile, which serves me well on most occasions (not if it's something to do with death or illness, though -- I know that now.)
Gail Honeyman Sayings: You can't have too much dog in a book. You can't have too much dog in a book.
Gail Honeyman Sayings: I was in a fast-food restaurant for the first time in my adult life, an I was in a fast-food restaurant for the first time in my adult life, an enormous and garish place just around the corner from the music venue. It was mystifyingly, inexplicably busy. I wondered why humans would willingly queue at a counter to request processed food, then carry it to a table which was not even set, and then eat it from the paper? Afterward, despite having paid for it, the customer themselves are responsible for clearing away the detritus. Very strange.
Gail Honeyman Sayings: I wasn't good at pretending, that was the thing. After what had happened in that I wasn't good at pretending, that was the thing. After what had happened in that burning house, given what went on there, I could see no point in being anything other than truthful with the world. I had, literally, nothing left to lose. But, by careful observation from the sidelines, I'd worked out that social success is often built on pretending just a little. Popular people sometimes have to laugh at things they don't find very funny, or do things they don't particularly want to, with people whose company they don't particularly enjoy. Not me. I had decided, years ago, that if the choice was between that or flying solo, then I'd fly solo. It was safer that way. Grief is the price we pay for love, so they say. The price is far too high.
Gail Honeyman Sayings: It turned out that if you saw the same person with some degree of regularity, It turned out that if you saw the same person with some degree of regularity, then the conversation was immediately pleasant and comfortable -- you could pick up where you left off, as it were, rather than having to start afresh each time.
Gail Honeyman Sayings: I understood that assisted conception was the antithesis of careless, spontaneous or unplanned parenthood, that I understood that assisted conception was the antithesis of careless, spontaneous or unplanned parenthood, that it was the most deliberate of decisions, undertaken only by women who were serious and dedicated in their quest to be mothers.
Gail Honeyman Sayings: I have often noticed that people who routinely wear sportswear are the least likely sort I have often noticed that people who routinely wear sportswear are the least likely sort to participate in athletic activity.
Gail Honeyman Sayings: I simply didn't know how to make things better. I could not solve the puzzle I simply didn't know how to make things better. I could not solve the puzzle of me.
Gail Honeyman Sayings: There was nothing to tempt me from the choice of desserts, so I opted instead There was nothing to tempt me from the choice of desserts, so I opted instead for a coffee, which was bitter and lukewarm. Naturally, I had been about to pour it all over myself but, just in time, had read the warning printed on the paper cup, alerting me to the fact that hot liquids can cause injury. A lucky escape, Eleanor! I said to myself, laughing quietly. I began to suspect that Mr. McDonald was a very foolish man indeed, although, judging from the undiminished queue, a wealthy one.