Some things are best left a blur. Births and Visa Bills.

— Sophie Kinsella

The most courageous Sophie Kinsella quotes that will activate your inner potential

I don't speak Japanese, I don't know anything about Japanese business or Japanese culture. Apart from sushi. But I can't exactly go up to him and say "Sushi!" out of the blue. It would be like going up to a top American businessman and saying, "T-bone steak!

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I chose to publish the first 'Shopaholic' book under a pseudonym because I wanted it to be judged on its own merits.

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There's no luck in business. There's only drive, determination, and more drive.

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Life is like an escalator. You see, it carries you on regardless. And you might as well enjoy the view and seize every opportunity while you're passing. Otherwise, it'll be too late.

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I had a craving for pineapple and a pink cardigan" - Becky Bloomwood Shopaholic and Baby

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If I've learned one lesson from all that's happened to me, it's that there is no such thing as the biggest mistake of your existence. There's no such thing as ruining your life. Life's a pretty resilient thing, it turns out.

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Our eyes met in the math class. How were we to know that trigonometry would lead to matrimony?

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This is what happens. You tell your friends your most personal secrets, and they use them against you.

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Wow. I've never been a VIP before. I've never even been a IP.

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I love new clothes. If everyone could just wear new clothes everyday, I reckon depression wouldn’t exist anymore.

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It's like I'm thirteen again and he's my crush.

All I'm aware of in this entire roomful of people is him. Where he is, what he's doing, who he's talking to.

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Honestly, it’s so easy to get what you want from people if they think you’re a psycho.

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About Sophie Kinsella

Quotes 188 sayings
Profession Author
Birthday October 16

sometimes you don't need a goal in life, you don't need to know the big picture.

you just need to know what you're going to do next!

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Life would be a lot easier if conversations were rewindable and erasable, like videos. Or if you could instruct people to disregard what you just said, like in a courtroom.

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I’m blushing at my own stupid, nonsensical, meaningless thought process, which, by the way, nobody knows about except me.

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It's not enough to believe! Don't you see that, you stupid girl? You could spend your whole life hoping and believing! If a love affair is one-sided, then it's only ever a question, never an answer. You can't live your life waiting for an answer.

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The trouble with giving yourself a pep talk is, that deep down you know it's all bullshit.

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A man will never love you or treat you as well as a store.

If a man doesn't fit, you can't exchange him seven days later for a gorgeous cashmere sweater. And a store always smells good. A store can awaken a lust for things you never even knew you needed. And when your fingers first grasp those shiny, new bags...

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Don't beat yourself up for not knowing the answers.

You don't always have to know who you are. You don't have to have the big picture, or know where you're heading. Sometimes, it's enough just to know what you're going to do next.

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I'm allergic to family occasions. Sometimes I think we'd do better as dandelion seeds-no family, no history, just floating off into the world, each on our own piece of fluff.

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You fall in and out of love, but when you really love someone...it's forever.

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People who want to make a million borrow a million first

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Being a journalist is good if you want to write books: it teaches you to get beyond the blank screen. My books have been described as froth but there's scope to be witty and ironic about everything in life.

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Just because of that one disastrous blind date she had last year, where the guy turned out to be fifty-nine, not thirty-nine (He claimed it was a typo. Yeah, I’m sure his finger just happened to slip two spaces to the left).

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Never give up on something you really want. However impossible things seem, there's always a way.

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If my writing comes to a halt, I head to the shops: I find them very inspirational. And if I get into real trouble with my plot, I go out for a pizza with my husband.

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My life has changed, and I'm changing with it.

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Every time I mention her, Magnus says, "Are you two getting along?" in raised, hopeful tones, like we're endangered pandas who need to make a baby.

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A real relationship is two-way.

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If you can't be honest with your friends and colleagues and loved ones, then what is life all about?

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Like most of us, I'm used to juggling about 52 roles in life.

Wife. Mother. Sister. Friend. Author. Sometimes I feel a bit 'multiple-personality'.

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I did a lot of shopping for her in Tokyo because the colors here are very conservative. A shopaholic would have a coat in every color and lots of accessories

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We’re on this planet for too short a time.

And at the end of the day, what’s more important? Knowing that a few meaningless figures balanced—or knowing that you were the person you wanted to be?

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Shopping is actually very similar to farming a field.

You can't keep buying the same thing, you have to have a bit of variety. Otherwise you get bored and stop enjoying yourself.

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To have someone who never makes a mistake, never finds her personal life in disarray, never worries about work-life balance? I think that would be unreal. What Im writing is real.

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My voice is clotted with unshed tears.

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Our whole family thrives under pressure.

It's like our family motto or something. Apart from my brother Peter, of course. He had a nervous break down. But the rest of us.

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Don’t think about it. Don’t think about what could have been. It’s too unbearable.

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And we spend the rest of the evening getting very pissed and eating ice cream, as we always do when something good or bad happens to either one of us.

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You can want and want and want, but if he doesn't want you back .

.. you might as well wish the sky were red.

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She believes in love and romance. She believes her life is one day going to be transformed into something wonderful and exciting. She has hopes and fears and worries, just like anyone. Sometimes she feels frightened. Sometimes she feels unloved. Sometimes she feels she will never gain approval from those people who are most important to her. But she’s brave and good-hearted and faces her life head-on.

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I'm a great fan of taking my laptop out and about.

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Jeez Louise. I know why rich people are so thin: it's from trekking around their humongous houses the whole time.

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Women need chocolate. It's a scientific fact.

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I'll have to admit, he really does have quite a smile.

Kind of heart-stopping, especially as it comes out of nowhere. I mean... you know. If your heart was in the kind of place to be stopped.

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If you want something you can't afford, think what else that money could buy: a week's groceries, a month's rent, or a weekend away. That will put things into perspective.

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Relationships are a battle. They are a chess game. And what did I do? I just threw all my chess pieces down on the board at once, and said, "Here! Have them all!

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Ok. don't panic. Don't panic. It's only a VISA bill. It's a piece of paper; a few numbers. I mean, just how scary can a few numbers be?

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I'd probably still be a financial journalist now if it weren't for writing novels. Mmm. Fun! I'm much happier writing novels!

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