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52 Harriet Evans Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

Harriet Evans Sayings: That happy ending business - it's all a bit contrived. I don't ever believe it.How That happy ending business - it's all a bit contrived. I don't ever believe it.
How unromantic. It wasn't true either. The truth was, Elle wanted to believe in happy ever after, more than anything. But to admit it would be to discount what she knew to be the real facts of life. So she didn't know how to admit that she longed, secretly, to have her perspective changed, by something or someone, she didn't know which.
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Harriet Evans Sayings: She knew him so well, the amused, detached tone of his voice, the scroll of She knew him so well, the amused, detached tone of his voice, the scroll of his ear, his eyes, his bony frame. Someone whom she always wanted in the room, someone who saw the world the same way, and it had always been like that.
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Harriet Evans Sayings: Laura, why do you go around pretending to be Julie Andrews , when you're actually Laura, why do you go around pretending to be Julie Andrews , when you're actually Hyacinth Bucket?
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Harriet Evans Sayings: I'm not weird,' Elle said defensively.'I mean in a good way. All the best people I'm not weird,' Elle said defensively.
'I mean in a good way. All the best people are.' He swallowed, as if he were thinking carefully. Elle saw he was a little bit drunk. 'You've got staying power. Like with the Georgette Heyers. Reading all of them, getting obsessive about them. And you know, much better to be obsessed with crummy romance books than, er - hard-core porn, or something.
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Harriet Evans Sayings: WHY did she do this? She was a terrible drunk texter. All the things she WHY did she do this? She was a terrible drunk texter. All the things she wanted to say to people during the day came out at night, like a vampire.
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Harriet Evans Sayings: People don't fall in love with each other because it's convenient. They fall in love People don't fall in love with each other because it's convenient. They fall in love because they fall in love, and that's it.
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Harriet Evans Sayings: I like the idea of being with someone forever, being married to them. I like the idea of being with someone forever, being married to them.
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Harriet Evans Sayings: She knew she could drink up to a certain point, but after that she never She knew she could drink up to a certain point, but after that she never did anything interesting like dancing on the bar with her top off or snogging random strangers. She would merely fall over and then probably be sick.
Harriet Evans Sayings: Why is someone only passionate about books if they're into literary books that win prizes? Why is someone only passionate about books if they're into literary books that win prizes? Why can't you be passionate about books and only read romance?
Harriet Evans Sayings: She, who had never liked weddings, had allowed herself this fantasy. Her wedding day to She, who had never liked weddings, had allowed herself this fantasy. Her wedding day to Rory. A pretty church in Sussex, festooned with spring flowers. Rows of relatives, and her, Elle, floating down the aisle in cream silk to 'The arrival of queen Sheba', with eyes only for him ... Rory, slightly rumpled, slightly scared, her love, her only one.
But that wasn't how it had turned out. She knew she was OK, watching him, in fact she was happy for him, happy for Libby. But she couldn't help but feel a pang of sympathy for the girl she'd been, who'd loved him so much. She was still dreaming somewhere, hoping this day would come.
Harriet Evans Sayings: Elle Remembered Yorkshire road and the flat he shared with Caitlin and their daughter, and Elle Remembered Yorkshire road and the flat he shared with Caitlin and their daughter, and she almost stopped and turned back, and then she hardened herself against it.
It's his problem if he wants to sleep with someone and he shouldn't, she told herself. It's a one night thing. I'm in the clear. It's sex, nothing else.
Harriet Evans Sayings: Are you sure it wouldn't work?" said Jo urgently, in a quiet voice. "Are you Are you sure it wouldn't work?" said Jo urgently, in a quiet voice. "Are you sure you don't want to see him again?
Laura wanted to laugh. Those were two totally separate things, weren't they?
Harriet Evans Sayings: I wish I'd learned then that when you call someone's bluff you usually win: it's I wish I'd learned then that when you call someone's bluff you usually win: it's simply not what the other person is expecting. And swimming along in the slipstream of another's current is no way to live.
Harriet Evans Sayings: It was dreadful, when she thought about it with the tiniest bit of hindsight, to It was dreadful, when she thought about it with the tiniest bit of hindsight, to admit this was the case. That a small part of herself was such a masochist, so enjoyed putting herself through all of this, that she liked hearing sad songs on the radio and staring gloomily out the window late at night. The tears in her eyes as she walked home of an evening, thinking about how much she loved him and how great they were together. It was so adolescent.
Harriet Evans Sayings: I looked out at the children in the playground below my window: They were running I looked out at the children in the playground below my window: They were running around yelling in the sunshine, and I reflected on how blokes always get the women they want by chasing them until they give in. I'm always amazed that so many men - usually the ugly ones - are convinced they could pull Claudia Schiffer if they were given the chance, while someone gorgeous ... is always convinced blokes don't fancy her. It rarely happens the other way round.
Harriet Evans Sayings: She didn't want to forget how deeply she had loved him, how important it had She didn't want to forget how deeply she had loved him, how important it had been to her; she felt as if to discard the memory would be a betrayal of her younger self.
Harriet Evans Sayings: She was different. She liked hearing it, because she wanted to recall just enough of She was different. She liked hearing it, because she wanted to recall just enough of it to remember that she never wanted to go back to being the person she'd been before.
Harriet Evans Sayings: It's different up here, you know.""I know," said Laura miserably. "I was enjoying myself, that's It's different up here, you know."
"I know," said Laura miserably. "I was
enjoying myself, that's all."
Nick watched her for a moment. "Don't look so tragic about it, Laura. It's not a crime to enjoy yourself, you know."
"Yes, it is," muttered Laura, feeling as if she were in some biblical parable, the one where the Lord wreaks vengeance on the stupid girl who is a foolish wanton by removing the last shred of common sense in her brain.
Harriet Evans Sayings: I want to be happy. To make someone else happy. To do my job well, I want to be happy. To make someone else happy. To do my job well, be a good person
Harriet Evans Sayings: She had lost him. Lost him because she'd let him go. And she could not She had lost him. Lost him because she'd let him go. And she could not allow herself to regret that decision.
Harriet Evans Sayings: Drain your drink, come on. You don't leave a full glass in a pub. Charles Drain your drink, come on. You don't leave a full glass in a pub. Charles II outlawed it.
Harriet Evans Sayings: Not to be with the one you love, Laura, the one person you should be Not to be with the one you love, Laura, the one person you should be spending your life with
it's like a kind of living death. To wake up every morning and know you are still here. To have that brief, sweet moment of blankness, before your mind reminds you who you are, and why you are unhappy. It was like hell. A living hell of the heart's own making.
Harriet Evans Sayings: I'm not going to tell you how I think you should live your life, or I'm not going to tell you how I think you should live your life, or what I think you should do," said Mary. "Now's not the time. But I will say this: Don't try to paper over things that matter, Laura. The cracks will appear. Maybe not immediately, but they will.
Harriet Evans Sayings: She thought she was a sensible girl. But some kind of love had taken hold She thought she was a sensible girl. But some kind of love had taken hold of her and refused to let her go, and it wasn't a happy, easy, joyful thing, it had her in a vice-like grip.
Harriet Evans Sayings: What she didn't say was:"Can I punch both your sisters?""How do you cope with this, What she didn't say was:
"Can I punch both your sisters?"
"How do you cope with this, all the time?"
"Why can't it be the two of us, like it was before?"
And,
"Do you realize I've fallen for you?
Harriet Evans Sayings: She'd learned now that the only way to write a list was to finish with She'd learned now that the only way to write a list was to finish with something you actually wanted to do.
Harriet Evans Sayings: Everyone's allowed to be in love with the wrong person at some point. In fact, Everyone's allowed to be in love with the wrong person at some point. In fact, it's a mistake not to be.
Harriet Evans Sayings: I think sometimes the bits of your life happen in the wrong order, or all I think sometimes the bits of your life happen in the wrong order, or all at the same time and you waste time feeling angry about it, but that's the way it is, it's real life. You meet the person who you think could make you happy the rest of your life, but at the same time your ex-girlfriend who's told you umpteen times she never wants to see you again tells you you're going to be a dad.'
Elle took up the story.
'And then you move to another country and then the next time you see that person, even though its like no time has passed, you sleep together and then - your mum dies'
She gave a short, sad laugh.
'Yep that's rubbish timing
Harriet Evans Sayings: Darling, you fall in love all the time. You can't run away just because it Darling, you fall in love all the time. You can't run away just because it doesn't fit into your exact romantic dreamworld, you know.
Harriet Evans Sayings: I fell in love with you that summer all those years ago. I never really I fell in love with you that summer all those years ago. I never really told you, because of everything that happened. But I suppose I've been in love with you ever since.
Everything's been wrong with us, timing -wise. Hasn't it?
I just wanted you to know I wasn't an idiot, some stupid bastard who wanted to hurt you. I could never do that to you. There were reasons.
Harriet Evans Sayings: To know yourself is to know where you're from To know yourself is to know where you're from
Harriet Evans Sayings: She didn't realise it, for a long time, and it wasn't until they were having She didn't realise it, for a long time, and it wasn't until they were having dinner one evening that he said something that she found funny and she looked at him and thought, Yes. I know you. I know you
Harriet Evans Sayings: Laura's problem was that she kept casting men in roles they weren't suited for. Like Laura's problem was that she kept casting men in roles they weren't suited for. Like lovely Josh, casting him in the role of decent, kind house-husband, the perfect partner, the modern male, when - what was it that she'd actually loved about him, really? Laura tried to think, and couldn't come up with an answer. He was a great man - kind, funny, clever, hard working - but there was no way he was the man for her, she realised now. Why hadn't she seen it?
Harriet Evans Sayings: She stood firm, biting her lip. "I asked you a question, Rory. Yes, or no?"He She stood firm, biting her lip. "I asked you a question, Rory. Yes, or no?"
He hesitated. "It's not as easy as that."
'It is," said Elle, feeling her heart physically ache. "It has to be. If you won't come to the pub with me, I have to go now, otherwise I'll change my mind, and that would be stupid. Very, very stupid.' She covered her face with her hands, breathing deeply. "As stupid as I've been these past few years ... Oh, God, no.
Harriet Evans Sayings: It was completely still, not a sound within or outside. As if it was just It was completely still, not a sound within or outside. As if it was just the two of them, nothing more in the world, in this room alone.
Harriet Evans Sayings: Why do you want the world to be black and white? It's not. Why do you want the world to be black and white? It's not.
Harriet Evans Sayings: Life would be easier for some people if it wasn't such a big deal Life would be easier for some people if it wasn't such a big deal
Harriet Evans Sayings: It's weird I don't know anything about you,""What are you talking about? We just spent It's weird I don't know anything about you,"
"What are you talking about? We just spent the whole day together."
"Yes, but we drank loads and chatted about - I don't even know what we chatted about,"
"I like conversations like that," Tom said. "Much less hard work. with my ex, it was like pulling teeth sometimes. We had loads in common but we didn't see the world the same way." He stopped. "Oh, that sounds good. I should write it down." He got out his phone.
"You're writing that down?"
"Yep" Tom said, fiddling with his phone
She stared at him, trying not to laugh. "Wow. You are weird, do you know that," she said. "Most of the time you're almost normal, but occasionally your super-weird side comes out.
Harriet Evans Sayings: Don't run away from it, just because it's difficult. Don't run away from it, just because it's difficult.
Harriet Evans Sayings: I think you might have missed the right person, your true love, because you have I think you might have missed the right person, your true love, because you have spent your life looking too hard for him. You have a great capacity to love, Laura. Don't run away from it. Use it. Stop wasting it. Throw yourself into it, and don't be scared. I promise you, with all my heart, that you will never live a day when you regret it.
Harriet Evans Sayings: When was the last time she'd actually had a relationship based on reality, instead of When was the last time she'd actually had a relationship based on reality, instead of some completely invented fantasy she'd written in her head? In her stupid, silly, romantic head.
Harriet Evans Sayings: She missed him. And she was scared, deep down, because she felt him pulling away She missed him. And she was scared, deep down, because she felt him pulling away from her, and even though he assured her he wasn't, she didn't believe him.
Harriet Evans Sayings: You don't fall in love with someone because it's convenient. You don't fall in love with someone because it's convenient.
Harriet Evans Sayings: No, she learned that true love was epic stuff, as told by Mary. No, she learned that true love was epic stuff, as told by Mary.
Harriet Evans Sayings: To Felicity, she saw now. Love was something that only really happened within the pages To Felicity, she saw now. Love was something that only really happened within the pages of a book. For long periods of Elle's life, she'd thought that was true, too. But it wasn't. It was you and him, the two of you, a team to face the world together, and that was what she'd been looking for all those years; not an idol, or someone to lust after, or someone to fix her
Harriet Evans Sayings: She had realised that they couldn't be together. She didn't want to make a romantic She had realised that they couldn't be together. She didn't want to make a romantic drama out of it, she didn't want to sigh and mope or scream hysterically to impress others with how awful it all was, even though she felt as if something fundamental, deep within her, had been taken away from her. She was simply trying to cope, to get on with her own normal life. Which, she knew, was something he could not be a part of.
Harriet Evans Sayings: Because if you love someone, you have to be brave and tell them. Don't let Because if you love someone, you have to be brave and tell them. Don't let them go.
And if you say no I'm going to spend the rest of my life trying to convince you I'm right. I promise. I won't leave you alone. Because it's not about who's whats or wheres or anything. We should be together. The other stuff doesn't matter. That's all.
Harriet Evans Sayings: She wanted to sit in the pub with him the way Sam did with Steve, She wanted to sit in the pub with him the way Sam did with Steve, the way Matty and Karen had done last weekend with their boyfriends, to hold his hand as they walked down the street, to be able to smile in public at him, not this controlled, agonisingly formal behaviour.
It struck her, this week in particular, that she was completely isolated. She couldn't talk to him, she couldn't talk to her friends, and she didn't know when that would change. And she couldn't do anything about it; she was weak, because she loved him too much, not that that was weakness, but - she was powerless.
Harriet Evans Sayings: It's just odd being a guest at the wedding. When you dreamed about it for It's just odd being a guest at the wedding. When you dreamed about it for so long, even if you we're a different person, and it was years ago. Sounds so stupid. I was stupid.
Harriet Evans Sayings: I hate the fact that it obsesses me so much. Who're we gonna end up I hate the fact that it obsesses me so much. Who're we gonna end up with?
It's a race, and everyone else is on the tracks and I'm at the wrong venue, with the wrong shoes on."
"That's rubbish. He's out there, I promise."
"How do you know?"
" I don't," said Elle firmly. " I just like to kid myself that he is. And if he's not, well, there's more to life than just hanging around ruining your life waiting for him. Much more.
Harriet Evans Sayings: Elle wondered if he had regrets. But she didn't let herself wonder for too long. Elle wondered if he had regrets. But she didn't let herself wonder for too long. She had locked her heart up against him, and it would take something extraordinarily strong to break it open.
Harriet Evans Sayings: Since being back in London everything seemed greyer, but clearer. She couldn't explain it. The Since being back in London everything seemed greyer, but clearer. She couldn't explain it. The strangest thing was she couldn't recall her New York self. She wanted that part of herself back, but she couldn't remember what it was like to be that Elle. She would catch a whiff of it, like the snatch of a song that still won't lead you to the chorus, and then it would be gone.