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Dodie Smith Sayings By Dodie Smith: ...[H]e's so good and good people are usually happy. But do happy things happen to ...[H]e's so good and good people are usually happy. But do happy things happen to the good, or can the good make happiness out of unhappiness? — Dodie Smith
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Dodie Smith Sayings By Dodie Smith: It was wonderful, of course ham with mustard is a meal of glory. It was wonderful, of course
ham with mustard is a meal of glory. — Dodie Smith
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Dodie Smith Sayings By Dodie Smith: How I wish I lived in a Jane Austen novel! How I wish I lived in a Jane Austen novel! — Dodie Smith
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Dodie Smith Sayings By Dodie Smith: The thought was horrible, yet fascinating. The thought was horrible, yet fascinating. — Dodie Smith
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Dodie Smith Sayings By Dodie Smith: He stood staring into the wood for a minute, then said: "What is it about He stood staring into the wood for a minute, then said: "What is it about the English countryside - why is the beauty so much more than visual? Why does it touch one so?"
He sounded faintly sad. Perhaps he finds beauty saddening - I do myself sometimes. Once when I was quite little I asked father why this was and he explained that it was due to our knowledge of beauty's evanescence, which reminds us that we ourselves shall die. Then he said I was probably too young to understand him; but I understood perfectly. — Dodie Smith
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Dodie Smith Sayings By Dodie Smith: Am I really admitting that my sister is determined to marry a man she has Am I really admitting that my sister is determined to marry a man she has only seen once and doesn't much like the look of? It is half real and half pretense - and I have an idea that it is a game most girls play when they meet an eligible young men. They just ... wonder. — Dodie Smith
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Dodie Smith Sayings By Dodie Smith: I felt as I did once when Rose had very bad toothache - that it I felt as I did once when Rose had very bad toothache - that it was callous of me to be so separate from the pain, that just being sorry for suffering people isn't enough. — Dodie Smith
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Dodie Smith Sayings By Dodie Smith: You're the kind of child who might develop a passion for Bach.I told him I You're the kind of child who might develop a passion for Bach.
I told him I hadn't at school. The one Bach piece I learnt made me feel I was being repeatedly hit on the head with a teaspoon. — Dodie Smith
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Dodie Smith Sayings By Dodie Smith: They call them the haunted shores, these stretches of Devonshire and Cornwall and Ireland which They call them the haunted shores, these stretches of Devonshire and Cornwall and Ireland which rear up against the westward ocean. Mists gather here, and sea fog, and eerie stories. That's not because there are more ghosts here than in other places, mind you. It's just that people who live hereabouts are strangely aware of them. — Dodie Smith
Dodie Smith Sayings By Dodie Smith: It isn't a bit of use my pretending I'm not crying, because I am ... It isn't a bit of use my pretending I'm not crying, because I am ... Pause to mop up. Better now.
Perhaps it would really be rather dull to be married and settled for life. Liar! It would be heaven. — Dodie Smith
Dodie Smith Sayings By Dodie Smith: Sometimes [the expression] old age has a kind of harrowing beauty. But elderly - ugh! Sometimes [the expression] old age has a kind of harrowing beauty. But elderly - ugh! — Dodie Smith
Dodie Smith Sayings By Dodie Smith: I believe it is customary to get one's washing over first in baths and bask I believe it is customary to get one's washing over first in baths and bask afterwards; personally, I bask first. I have discovered that the first few minutes are the best and not to be wasted
my brain always seethes with ideas and life suddenly looks much better than did. — Dodie Smith
Dodie Smith Sayings By Dodie Smith: It made no difference. Just to be in love seemed the most blissful luxury I It made no difference. Just to be in love
seemed the most blissful luxury I had ever known. The thought came to me that perhaps it is the loving that counts, not the being loved in return - that perhaps true loving can never know anything but true happiness. — Dodie Smith
Dodie Smith Sayings By Dodie Smith: On Thursday, I woke to find a perfect September morning, summer with the first gentle On Thursday, I woke to find a perfect September morning, summer with the first gentle hint of autumn, exactly the wrong day to be away from the country. I would have gone for an enormous walk
except that, while in the bath, I saw exactly how to finish the book I was writing, after being stuck for weeks; though as things turned out, I doubt if I should have walked or written, because during breakfast I suddenly knew how to paint the view framed by my open window. I had been threatening to paint for months, sometimes seeing myself as a primitive, sometimes as an abstractionist. Today the primitive mood was in the ascendent. — Dodie Smith
Dodie Smith Sayings By Dodie Smith: Dogs can never speak the language of humans, and humans can never speak the language Dogs can never speak the language of humans, and humans can never speak the language of dogs. But many dogs can understand almost every word humans say, while humans seldom learn to recognize more than half a dozen barks, if that. And barks are only a small part of the dog language. A wagging tail can mean so many things. Humans know that it means a dog is pleased, but not what a dog is saying about his pleasedness. (Really, it is very clever of humans to understand a wagging tail at all, as they have no tails of their own.) Then there are the snufflings and sniffings, the pricking of ears - all meaning different things. And many, many words are expressed by a dog's eyes. — Dodie Smith
Dodie Smith Sayings By Dodie Smith: I could look at stationers' shops forever and ever. I could look at stationers' shops forever and ever. — Dodie Smith
Dodie Smith Sayings By Dodie Smith: While I have been writing I have lived in the past, the light of it While I have been writing I have lived in the past, the light of it has been all around me ... — Dodie Smith
Dodie Smith Sayings By Dodie Smith: At least we're companions in misfortune At least we're companions in misfortune — Dodie Smith
Dodie Smith Sayings By Dodie Smith: As she only cries about once a year I really ought to have gone over As she only cries about once a year I really ought to have gone over and comforted her, but I wanted to set it all down here. I begin to see that writers are liable to become callous. — Dodie Smith
Dodie Smith Sayings By Dodie Smith: The vague expression was gone from his eyes - I had a feeling it was The vague expression was gone from his eyes - I had a feeling it was gone forever. — Dodie Smith
Dodie Smith Sayings By Franny Billingsley: When I was a kid, I just read and read. We were lucky enough to When I was a kid, I just read and read. We were lucky enough to have gone to England and had a whole bunch of Penguin Puffins books, like The Land of Green Ginger by Noel Langley, which is hilarious. I would love to be able to write a book like that, but I don't know that I have a humorous bone in my body when it comes to writing. Once on a Time by A.A. Milne. I read a lot of old, old fantasy stuff. The Carbonelbooks by Barbara Sleigh. Then when I got a little older I loved Zilpha Keatley Snyder. I was a big fan of romance and when I got a little bit older I would read a Harlequin romance or a Georgette Heyer novel and then David Copperfield, and then another genre book and then Irving Stone's The Agony and the Ecstasy. I was that kind of reader. One book that I loved was I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith. I loved voice and that book had it in spades. And then of course I grew into loving Jane Eyre. — Franny Billingsley
Dodie Smith Sayings By Dodie Smith: Your pain and anger will pass, but the guilt would remain with you for always. Your pain and anger will pass, but the guilt would remain with you for always. — Dodie Smith
Dodie Smith Sayings By Dodie Smith: He can be so appreciative of all forms of art, but so matter-of-fact and unemotional He can be so appreciative of all forms of art, but so matter-of-fact and unemotional about it. — Dodie Smith
Dodie Smith Sayings By Dodie Smith: The family - that dear octopus from whose tentacles we never quite escape, nor, in The family - that dear octopus from whose tentacles we never quite escape, nor, in our inmost hearts, ever quite wish to. — Dodie Smith
Dodie Smith Sayings By Dodie Smith: I leaned against the carved banisters and listened to the music and felt quite different I leaned against the carved banisters and listened to the music and felt quite different from any way I have ever felt before
softer, very beautiful and as if a great many men were in love with me and I might very easily be in love with them. — Dodie Smith
Dodie Smith Sayings By Dodie Smith: If you love people, you take them on trust. If you love people, you take them on trust. — Dodie Smith
Dodie Smith Sayings By Dodie Smith: And suddenly all the puppies were her puppies; she was their mother - just as And suddenly all the puppies were her puppies; she was their mother - just as Pongo had felt he was their father. — Dodie Smith
Dodie Smith Sayings By Dodie Smith: Oh, I have just had an idea - after tea I shall attack myself with Oh, I have just had an idea - after tea I shall attack myself with sandpaper. — Dodie Smith
Dodie Smith Sayings By Dodie Smith: Death is too much to ask of the living. Death is too much to ask of the living. — Dodie Smith
Dodie Smith Sayings By Dodie Smith I Capture The Castle: I think what I really mean is that [she] won't be WANTING things to happen. I think what I really mean is that [she] won't be WANTING things to happen. She will want things to say just as they are. She will never have the fun of hoping something wonderful and exciting may be just round the corner. — Dodie Smith I Capture The Castle
Dodie Smith Sayings By Dodie Smith: The Vicar and Miss Marcy had managed to by-pass the suffering that comes to most The Vicar and Miss Marcy had managed to by-pass the suffering that comes to most people - he by his religion, she by her kindness to others. And it came to me that if one does that, one is liable to miss too much along with the suffering - perhaps, in a way, life itself. Is that why Miss Marcy seems so young for her age - why the Vicar, in spite of all his cleverness, has that look of an elderly baby? I said aloud: 'I don't want to miss *anything.*' And then misery came rushing back like a river that has been dammed up. I tried to open my heart to it, to welcome it as a part of my life's experience, and at first that made it easier to bear. Then it got worse than ever before - it was physical as well as mental, my heart and ribs and shoulders and chest, even my arms, ached. — Dodie Smith
Dodie Smith Sayings By Richard Davenport-Hines: One of the library occupants was Lawrence Beesley, a Dulwich College science master seeking new One of the library occupants was Lawrence Beesley, a Dulwich College science master seeking new chances in America (his small son grew up to marry Dodie Smith, the author of The 101 Dalmatians). — Richard Davenport-Hines
Dodie Smith Sayings By Dodie Smith: Like many other much-loved humans, they believed that they owned their dogs, instead of realizing Like many other much-loved humans, they believed that they owned their dogs, instead of realizing that their dogs owned them. — Dodie Smith
Dodie Smith Sayings By Dodie Smith: Americans do seem to say things which make the English notice England. Americans do seem to say things which make the English notice England. — Dodie Smith
Dodie Smith Sayings By Dodie Smith: Is that branch worrying you?" Simon asked her. "Would you like to change places? I Is that branch worrying you?" Simon asked her. "Would you like to change places? I hope you wouldn't because your hair looks so nice against the leaves — Dodie Smith
Dodie Smith Sayings By Dodie Smith: Perhaps watching someone you love suffer can teach you even more than suffering yourself can. Perhaps watching someone you love suffer can teach you even more than suffering yourself can. — Dodie Smith
Dodie Smith Sayings By Dodie Smith: Once I really looked at the sky, I wanted to go on looking; it seemed Once I really looked at the sky, I wanted to go on looking; it seemed to draw me towards it and make me listen hard, though there was nothing to listen to, not so much as a twig was stirring. — Dodie Smith
Dodie Smith Sayings By Dodie Smith: I wanted to know more about the young ... strange that though they laughed so I wanted to know more about the young ... strange that though they laughed so loud, they so seldom smiled. Perhaps laughter was involuntary whereas smiling was part of an attitude to life. — Dodie Smith
Dodie Smith Sayings By Dodie Smith I Capture The Castle: There was a wonderful atmosphere of gentle age, a smell of flowers and beeswax, sweet There was a wonderful atmosphere of gentle age, a smell of flowers and beeswax, sweet yet faintly sour and musty; a smell that makes you feel very tender towards the past. — Dodie Smith I Capture The Castle
Dodie Smith Sayings By Dodie Smith: For I know I shall be interrupted I shall want to be, really, because life For I know I shall be interrupted
I shall want to be, really, because life is too exciting to sit still for long. — Dodie Smith
Dodie Smith Sayings By Dodie Smith: I have noticed that rooms which are extra clean feel extra cold I have noticed that rooms which are extra clean feel extra cold — Dodie Smith
Dodie Smith Sayings By Dodie Smith: Why is summer mist romantic and autumn mist just sad? Why is summer mist romantic and autumn mist just sad? — Dodie Smith
Dodie Smith Sayings By Dodie Smith: Was he again I had never forgotten that overheard phrase of Eve's being kind to Was he again
I had never forgotten that overheard phrase of Eve's
being kind to be cruel? I only knew I had been given back enough to live on. And dimly, dimly, I began to see a new Last Act to crown my play. — Dodie Smith
Dodie Smith Sayings By Dodie Smith: I suddenly knew it wasn't only the wonderful luxury of being in love that had I suddenly knew it wasn't only the wonderful luxury of being in love that had been buoying me up: deep down, in some vague, mixed up way I had been letting myself hope he didn't really care for her, that it was me he loved and that kissing me would have made him realise it. 'You're a fool and worse -' I told myself. 'You're a would-be thief. — Dodie Smith
Dodie Smith Sayings By Dodie Smith: Oh, comfortable cocoa! Oh, comfortable cocoa! — Dodie Smith
Dodie Smith Sayings By Dodie Smith: Feeling like what, Cassandra Mortmain? Flat? Depressed? Empty? If so, why, pray?I thought if I Feeling like what, Cassandra Mortmain? Flat? Depressed? Empty? If so, why, pray?
I thought if I made myself write I should find out what is wrong with me, but I haven't, so far. Unless - could I possibly be jealous of Rose?
I will pause and search my innermost soul ...
I have searched it for a solid five minutes. And I swear I am not jealous of Rose; [..] — Dodie Smith
Dodie Smith Sayings By Dodie Smith: Never have I felt so separate from her. And I regret to say that there Never have I felt so separate from her. And I regret to say that there were moments when my deep and loving pity for her merged into a desire to kick her fairly hard. — Dodie Smith
Dodie Smith Sayings By Dodie Smith: What is this insurmountable barrier round him? What's it made of? Where did it come What is this insurmountable barrier round him? What's it made of? Where did it come from? — Dodie Smith
Dodie Smith Sayings By Dodie Smith: I was wandering around as usual, in my unpleasantly populated sub-conscious ... I was wandering around as usual, in my unpleasantly populated sub-conscious ... — Dodie Smith
Dodie Smith Sayings By Dodie Smith: Just to be in love seemed the most blissful luxury I had ever known. The Just to be in love seemed the most blissful luxury I had ever known. The thought came to me that perhaps it is the loving that counts, not the being loved in return
that perhaps true loving can never know anything but happiness. For a moment I felt that I had discovered a great truth. — Dodie Smith
Dodie Smith Sayings By Dodie Smith: I stood there ringing the bell and banging on the door, feeling I could make I stood there ringing the bell and banging on the door, feeling I could make someone be there, knowing all the time that I couldn't. — Dodie Smith
Dodie Smith Sayings By Dodie Smith: Perhaps if I make myself write I shall find out what is wrong with me. Perhaps if I make myself write I shall find out what is wrong with me. — Dodie Smith
Dodie Smith Sayings By Dodie Smith: said, "because he was at the British Museum. said, "because he was at the British Museum. — Dodie Smith
Dodie Smith Sayings By Dodie Smith: Sacrifice is the secret - you have to sacrifice things for art and it's the Sacrifice is the secret - you have to sacrifice things for art and it's the same with religion; and then the sacrifice turns out to be a gain." Then I got confused and I couldn't hold on to what I meant - until Miss Blossom remarked: "Nonsense, duckie - it's perfectly simple. You lose yourself in something beyond yourself and it's a lovely rest. — Dodie Smith
Dodie Smith Sayings By Dodie Smith: I was so anxious to make him believe me that I leaned towards him, across I was so anxious to make him believe me that I leaned towards him, across the table. He looked at me, right into my eyes. That queer, veiled expression in his
that I fear I used to call his daft look
was suddenly not there; there seemed to be a light in them and yet I have never seen them look so dark. And they were do direct that it was more like being touched than being looked at. It only lasted a second, but for that second he was quite a different person
much more interesting, even a little bit exciting. — Dodie Smith
Dodie Smith Sayings By Dodie Smith: But I can't see how anyone could believe that you killed the bear with a But I can't see how anyone could believe that you killed the bear with a pitchfork,' I said.
'I didn't. I only wounded it - badly, I think, but not enough to put it out of action. It came blundering towards me, I stepped aside and it crashed head-first into the river - I could hear it threshing about in the darkness. I picked up a big stone - poor brute, I hated to do it but I had to finish it off. It gave just one groan as the stone hit it and then went down. I held the lantern high; I could see the bubbles coming up. And then I saw the dark bulk of it under the water, being carried along by the current.'
'But you didn't have a lantern,' I said.
'He didn't have a bear,' said Topaz. — Dodie Smith
Dodie Smith Sayings By Dodie Smith: When I read a book, I put in all the imagination I can, so that When I read a book, I put in all the imagination I can, so that it is almost like writing the book as well as reading it - or rather, it is like living it. It makes reading so much more exciting, but I don't suppose many people try to do it. — Dodie Smith
Dodie Smith Sayings By Dodie Smith: People do look different with their eyes closed, their features seem so much more sculptured. People do look different with their eyes closed, their features seem so much more sculptured. — Dodie Smith
Dodie Smith Sayings By Dodie Smith: I really am just as discontented, but I don't seem to notice it so much. I really am just as discontented, but I don't seem to notice it so much. — Dodie Smith
Dodie Smith Sayings By Dodie Smith: Was I the only woman in the world who, at my age - and after Was I the only woman in the world who, at my age - and after a lifetime of quite rampant independence - still did not quite feel grown up? — Dodie Smith
Dodie Smith Sayings By Dodie Smith I Capture The Castle: Perhaps he finds beauty saddeningI do myself sometimes. Once when I was quite little I Perhaps he finds beauty saddening
I do myself sometimes. Once when I was quite little I asked father why this was and he explained that it was due to our knowledge of beauty's evanescence, which reminds us that we ourselves shall die. — Dodie Smith I Capture The Castle
Dodie Smith Sayings By Dodie Smith: Is it wrong for me to feel so happy? Perhaps I ought even to feel Is it wrong for me to feel so happy? Perhaps I ought even to feel guilty? No. I didn't make it happen, and it can't hurt anyone but me. Surely I have a right to my joy. For as long as it lasts ... — Dodie Smith
Dodie Smith Sayings By Dodie Smith I Capture The Castle: I am not so sure I should like the facts of life, but I have I am not so sure I should like the facts of life, but I have got over the bitter disappointment I felt when I first heard about them, ... — Dodie Smith I Capture The Castle
Dodie Smith Sayings By Dodie Smith: The pictures are postcard reproductions of Old Masters. She has lots of metal animals about The pictures are postcard reproductions of Old Masters. She has lots of metal animals about an inch long, little wooden shoes, painted boxes only big enough to hold stamps. — Dodie Smith
Dodie Smith Sayings By Dodie Smith: I wanted so terribly to be good to him. I wanted so terribly to be good to him. — Dodie Smith
Dodie Smith Sayings By Dodie Smith: I wonder if there isn't a catch about having plenty of money? Does it eventually I wonder if there isn't a catch about having plenty of money? Does it eventually take the pleasure out of things? — Dodie Smith
Dodie Smith Sayings By Dodie Smith: Even a broken heart doesn't warrant a waste of good paper. Even a broken heart doesn't warrant a waste of good paper. — Dodie Smith
Dodie Smith Sayings By Dodie Smith: The Devil's out of fashion. The Devil's out of fashion. — Dodie Smith
Dodie Smith Sayings By Dodie Smith: Everything in the least connected with him has value for me; if someone even mentions Everything in the least connected with him has value for me; if someone even mentions his name it is like a little present to me
and I long to mention it myself, I start subjects leading up to it, and then feel myself going red. I keep swearing to myself not to speak of him again- and then an opportunity occurs and I jump at it. — Dodie Smith
Dodie Smith Sayings By Dodie Smith: Oh, it is wonderful to wake up in the morning with things to look forward Oh, it is wonderful to wake up in the morning with things to look forward to! — Dodie Smith
Dodie Smith Sayings By Dodie Smith: There used to be two of us always on the look-out for life, talking to There used to be two of us always on the look-out for life, talking to Miss Blossom at night, wondering, hoping; two Bronte-Jane Austen girls, poor but spirited, two Girls of Godsend Castle. — Dodie Smith
Dodie Smith Sayings By Dodie Smith: I have really sinned. I am going to pause now, and sit here on the I have really sinned. I am going to pause now, and sit here on the mound repenting in deepest shame ... — Dodie Smith
Dodie Smith Sayings By Dodie Smith: With stories even a page can take me hours, but the truth seems to flow With stories even a page can take me hours, but the truth seems to flow out as fast as I can get it down. — Dodie Smith
Dodie Smith Sayings By Dodie Smith: There is a connection between Dal mations and gipsies. Many people believe that it was There is a connection between Dal mations and gipsies. Many people believe that it was the gipsies who first brought Dalmatians to England, long, long ago. And nothing like as long ago as that, there were gipsies who travelled round England with Dalmatians trained to do tricks. And these performing dogs earned money for the gipsies. — Dodie Smith
Dodie Smith Sayings By Dodie Smith: Long prayers are like nagging. Long prayers are like nagging. — Dodie Smith
Dodie Smith Sayings By Dodie Smith I Capture The Castle: Wakings are the worst timesalmost before my eyes are open a great weight seems to Wakings are the worst times
almost before my eyes are open a great weight seems to roll on my heart. — Dodie Smith I Capture The Castle
Dodie Smith Sayings By Dodie Smith: Now, carols are always beautiful, but if you are sad they can make you feel Now, carols are always beautiful, but if you are sad they can make you feel sadder. (There are some people who always find beauty makes them feel sadder, which is a very mysterious thing.) — Dodie Smith
Dodie Smith Sayings By Dodie Smith: NOT long ago, there lived in London a young married couple of Dalmatian dogs named NOT long ago, there lived in London a young married couple of Dalmatian dogs named Pongo and Missis Pongo. (Missis had added Pongo's name to her own on their marriage, but was still called Missis by most people.) They were lucky enough to own a young married couple of humans named Mr. and Mrs. Dearly, who were gentle, obedient, and unusually intelligent - almost canine at times. They understood quite a number of barks: the barks for "Out, please!" "In, please!" "Hurry up with my dinner!" and "What about a walk?" And even when they could not understand, they could often guess - if looked at soulfully or scratched by an eager paw. Like many other much-loved humans, they believed that they owned their dogs, instead of realizing that their dogs owned them. Pongo and Missis found this touching and amusing and let their pets think it was true. — Dodie Smith
Dodie Smith Sayings By Dodie Smith: I like seeing people when they can't see me. I like seeing people when they can't see me. — Dodie Smith
Dodie Smith Sayings By Dodie Smith: Ham with mustard is a meal of glory Ham with mustard is a meal of glory — Dodie Smith
Dodie Smith Sayings By Dodie Smith: Miserable people cannot afford to dislike each other Miserable people cannot afford to dislike each other — Dodie Smith
Dodie Smith Sayings By Dodie Smith: It can't be immoral to love anyone -- as long as one doesn't hurt anyone It can't be immoral to love anyone -- as long as one doesn't hurt anyone by it. — Dodie Smith
Dodie Smith Sayings By Dodie Smith: My hand is very tired but I want to go on writing. I keep resting My hand is very tired but I want to go on writing. I keep resting and thinking. All day I have been two people - the me imprisoned in yesterday and the me out here on the mound; and now there is a third me trying to get in - the me in what is going to happen next. — Dodie Smith
Dodie Smith Sayings By Dodie Smith: There's nothing more, except that I usually sit down until the flames die down and There's nothing more, except that I usually sit down until the flames die down and try to think myself back into the past. — Dodie Smith
Dodie Smith Sayings By Dodie Smith: had. But most of the time, I just thought. And what I thought about most had. But most of the time, I just thought. And what I thought about most was luxury. I had never realized before that it is more than just having things; it makes the very air feel different. And I felt different, breathing that air: relaxed, lazy, still sad but with the edge taken off the sadness. Perhaps the effect wears off in time, or perhaps you don't notice it if you are born to it, but it does seem to me that the climate of richness must always be a little dulling to the senses. Perhaps it takes the edge off joy as well as off sorrow. And — Dodie Smith
Dodie Smith Sayings By Dodie Smith: It's only the word God, you know--it makes such a conventional noise.""It's only shorthand for It's only the word God, you know--it makes such a conventional noise."
"It's only shorthand for where we come from, where we're going, and what it's all about."
"And do religious people find out what it's all about? Do they really get the answer to the riddle?"
"They just get a whiff of an answer sometimes. — Dodie Smith
Dodie Smith Sayings By Dodie Smith: I didn't make any mistake. I know that when he nearly asked me to marry I didn't make any mistake. I know that when he nearly asked me to marry him it was only on impulse
It is part if a follow-my-leader game of second-best we have all been playing - Rose with Simon, Simon with me, me with Stephen and Stephen, I suppose, with that detestable Leda Fox-Cotton. It isn't a very good game; the people you play it with are apt to get hurt. — Dodie Smith
Dodie Smith Sayings By Dodie Smith: And no bathroom on earth will make up for marrying a bearded man you hate. And no bathroom on earth will make up for marrying a bearded man you hate. — Dodie Smith
Dodie Smith Sayings By Dodie Smith: Simon: You always were wise beyond your years. Cassandra: No I wasn't. I used to Simon: You always were wise beyond your years.
Cassandra: No I wasn't. I used to be consciously naive. — Dodie Smith
Dodie Smith Sayings By Dodie Smith: I'm convinced England's overflowing with eccentric people, places, happenings. Indeed, you might say eccentricity's normal I'm convinced England's overflowing with eccentric people, places, happenings. Indeed, you might say eccentricity's normal in England. — Dodie Smith
Dodie Smith Sayings By Dodie Smith: Noble deeds and hot baths are the best cures for depression. Noble deeds and hot baths are the best cures for depression. — Dodie Smith
Dodie Smith Sayings By Dodie Smith: I could never explain how the image and the reality merge, and how they somehow I could never explain how the image and the reality merge, and how they somehow extend and beautify each other. — Dodie Smith
Dodie Smith Sayings By Dodie Smith: Ah, but you're the insidious typeJane Eyre with of touch of Becky Sharp. A thoroughly Ah, but you're the insidious type
Jane Eyre with of touch of Becky Sharp. A thoroughly dangerous girl. — Dodie Smith
Dodie Smith Sayings By Dodie Smith: He talked quite naturally while we ate - about the difficulty of finding words to He talked quite naturally while we ate - about the difficulty of finding words to describe the luminous mist, and why one has the desire to describe beauty.
"Perhaps it's an attempt to possess it," I said.
"Or be possessed by it; perhaps that's the same thing, really. I suppose it's the complete identification with beauty one's seeking."
The mist grew brighter and brighter. — Dodie Smith
Dodie Smith Sayings By Dodie Smith: She will want things to stay just as they are. She will never have the She will want things to stay just as they are. She will never have the fun of hoping something wonderful and exiting may be just around the corner. — Dodie Smith
Dodie Smith Sayings By Dodie Smith I Capture The Castle: We burnt the salt and the herbs (in America it is correct to drop the We burnt the salt and the herbs (in America it is correct to drop the h in herbs
it does sound odd.) — Dodie Smith I Capture The Castle
Dodie Smith Sayings By Dodie Smith: I still didn't believe him. And for the moment, I didn't much care one way I still didn't believe him. And for the moment, I didn't much care one way or the other. My whole mind had swung back to Simon. — Dodie Smith
Dodie Smith Sayings By Dodie Smith: It is rather exciting to write by moonlight. It is rather exciting to write by moonlight. — Dodie Smith
Dodie Smith Sayings By Dodie Smith: I could see he was nervous; at least, I thought I could, but then it I could see he was nervous; at least, I thought I could, but then it struck me how little I know of him, or of Topaz or Rose or anyone in the world, really, except myself. — Dodie Smith
Dodie Smith Sayings By Dodie Smith: I am a restlessness inside a stillness inside a restlessness. I am a restlessness inside a stillness inside a restlessness. — Dodie Smith