Gossip is just a tool to distract people who have nothing better to do from feeling jealous of those few of us still remaining with noble hearts.

— Anna Godbersen

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The first stab of love is like a sunset, a blaze of color - oranges, pearly pinks, vibrant purples.

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So this was betrayal. It was like being left alone in the desert at dusk without water or warmth. It left your mouth dry and will broken. It sapped your tears and made you hollow.

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She should have know that villains often come with pretty faces.

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Girls," their mother interjected, "you must both stop being strange - it is unattractive. And don't forget your hats. It would be absolutely the end for me if you two came down with freckles at a time like this.

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It is easy to forget now, how effervescent and free we all felt that summer.

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She was a vision in a white gown her dark hair forming a hazy halo around her rosy heart-shaped face. Her long lashes fluttered to touch her cheeks and then her eyes opened fully in his direction. Her small round mouth flexed in an immediate and knowing smile. That's the girl I'm going to marry Henry thought.

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There was no pleasure like being envied on a mass scale.

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It's the craziest thing, but I can't stop thinking about you.

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As she always did on any really important day, Penelope Hayes wore red.

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Her life, she realized, had all the charm of a steel trap.

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That is what I want to tell you about: the girls with their short skirts and bright eyes and big-city dreams. The girls of 1929.

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She found herself longing for home-not just for the hotel but for New York and all the real novels that she could lose herself in there.

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About Anna Godbersen

Quotes 82 sayings
Profession Writer
Birthday April 10, 1980

Henry shook his head, 'I was drunk,' he said, trying to sound both ashamed and firm in this belief. He remembered the rosebush incident very clearly, of course, but he knew that sneaking into the bedroom window of his fiancee's little sister wasn't something he wanted to explain to his father. Sometimes, Henry reflected, being taken for a perpetual drunk was sort of convenient.

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All really interesting girls invent themselves.

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To look in the face of hard things and keep moving forward - that's what one has to do.

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Her heart the damned thing had begun to race and she only hoped that the rapid inflation and deflation of her chest wasn't visible beneath her fitted bodice.

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After Henry's treatment of her she wasn't sure that men could honestly love women but she wanted to believe it. She wanted to be told pretty things and for the frightening clip of her heart to slow to something more reasonable.

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The headiest loves were the loves that couldn't be.

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A young lady's most natural ally is her sister although sometimes our own relatives are as inscrutable to us as an antipodean.

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Well, if you weren't flirting with him"-his voice had now grown a little plaintive-"who was he, and what did you want with him anyway?" "If you are so determined to bore me, I may just have to go home." Astrid sighed carelessly, "What a shame, when I am wearing such a pretty dress.

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He turned his dark eyes on the girl whom he had dreamed of so often over the previous months. Beside him, at that very moment of existence, at the heart of torrential downpour, she was exquisitely real, and she, too, seemed content to go on sitting there forever.

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Diana felt she was beginning to understand why, in all those novels she read, the headiest loves were the loves that couldn't be.

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Living too much in one's head can be dangerous.

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She had had no idea what it would do to her seeing him in a suit.

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A young woman, newly wed, may find herself in the delightful position of wanting to do nothing without the company of her darling husband. She may indeed discover that she spends all her waking hours with her fellow to the exclusion of every other friend or family member. This is understandable, but wholly unacceptable, to society.

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A lady must retain always her composure.

Even in a rainstorm, she must appear joyous and dry. When she loses her composure, then the respect of her peers and her staff will follow in short order.

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But I wanted to tell you before I left how completely abjectly sorry I am for all the pain I have caused you and that if I die you were the one true love of my life. By the time you read this I will be gone but please know I am still always at your side.... Yours forever Henery William Schoonmaker

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She considered herself unconventional.

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It is a fact of big cities that one girl's darkest how is always another's moment of shining triumph, and New York is the biggest and cruelest city of them all.

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Diana knew it wouldn't be right, but then she told herself that things only looked wrong when there was someone to see you.

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You love her," Teddy observed quietly.

Henry replied with an uncharacteristic lack of irony: "Yes." Teddy's eyes shifted to the plaster interlacing that decorated the ceiling in curlicues. "Lord, you never make it easy, do you." "No.

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We see our sins reflected everywhere: in the pallor of our intimates’ faces, in the scratching of tree branches against windows, in the strange movements of everyday objects. These may be messages from God or tricks of the eye, but in neither case are we permitted to ignore them.

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Oh yes, well, I find myself unconventional everywhere.

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It had been an awful thing to lose Henry the first time, to matrimony, but to discover what a false front he was capable of was another kind of blow, and it had left her almost speechless. Then there was the fury with herself—for she had known what Henry’s love was, and still she had gone back to suffer a little more at his hands.

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Ah well that I can't tell you." Diana ducked her head so that the brim of her bonnet covered her face. "Some things must remain a mystery and for now I think I'll keep my opinion of you and your compliments to myself.

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She was full of some strange energy that morning.

Her every movement had purpose and life and she seemed to find satisfaction in every little thing.

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You don’t need to marry a man with millions. You only need to be your exquisite self.

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What was it about that short creature with her wild hair and spurious air of purity and why would anyone much less two men love her and to such disastrous ends.

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So this is how life was, she thought with a faint smile: It wore you down until you emerged at its wildest, most unexpected ends.

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Girls took to dressing like boys, and though women had obtained the vote, we had swiftly moved on to pursuing flashier freedoms: necking in cars and smoking cigarettes and walking down city streets in flesh colored stockings.

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He was just like summer, and she loved summer.

If she had any wish, it would be to live a lifetime of summers.

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Henry closed his eyes and imagined the sweet petulant woundedness with which she had stared at him on the beach. He felt a little proud that she could love him.

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Good night.' Diana summoned all the dignity that she could manage in her bedraggled state and began to move back up the beach. Her dress was soaked and her stockings dotted with sand and her heart couldn't possibly withstand any more.

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She was trying to sound tough and impatient, but she knew that vulnerable desire to be wooed was still brimming in her tone.

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Good girls hold their heads high by daylight, Their grace and their virtue soaring with kites, While bad girls slink along in their shame- Everyone stares at them, everyone blames. But those bad girls sleep soundly at night, Ne'er do their consciences wake them in a fright, While our good girls toss and they turn- They lay awake for those who will burn.

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Henry turned his hat in his hands but went on looking at Diana in a way that made her want to crawl into his arms and stay there forever.

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I've always believed in savoring the moments. In the end, they are the only things we'll have.

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Heart-stopping envy is the sincerest form of flattery.

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Things only looked wrong when there was someone to see you.

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