I work eight hours a day, but I’m not writing all that time. I’m thinking, editing, looking something up. Thinking is what I do a lot of.
This parting cannot be for long; for those who love as we do cannot be parted. We shall always be united in thought, and thought is a great magnet. I have often spoken to thee of reason, now i speak to thee of faith
A person with taste is merely one who can recognize the greatest beauty in the simplest things.
My dear girl, you must cultivate a taste for the finer things. Civilized pleasures give meaning to life.
I will never stop writing. People often ask when I will retire, but I say it’s none of their business. Writing defines who I am. I love the feeling of holding a finished book in my hands, and then I can’t wait to start the great adventure of writing the next one.
Elizabeth studied the blurry tabloid photo, which showed her cousin Mary Stuart leaving a Paris disco at dawn, drunkenly clinging to the arm of a French tennis pro. The message was very clear. Put passion first and you end up neither loved nor respected.
Elizabeth lay face-down on the massage table, and allowed Marco to relieve the stress of the business day with firm and knowing fingers. Success, she decided, was often a matter of knowing when to relax.
She put her hand in his, and he clasped it firmly, knowing he had been waiting for her all his life.
At the age of fifty-six Eleanor Stoddard was still a beautiful woman. She owned three hotels in France and another two in England. From nothing at all, she had built an empire. Eleanor had it all. Her one weakness was the young man sleeping beside her.
Priceless things matter not for their value, but because they offer us an enduring reminder of stability and permanence.
When you are a strong woman, you will attract trouble. When a man feels threatened, there is always trouble.
Life was life. It happened. You never knew what was going to come at you. Or how you could defend yourself.