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    My own life has been doubly disconnected, as I've written books under two different names. As an author, your name almost becomes a brand; readers know what to expect.
    — Sophie Kinsella
    tags: book  author 
     
    To some extent, all authors are a little schizophrenic. We lead most of our lives in solitary confinement, living and breathing the books that we're writing.
    — Sophie Kinsella
    tags: living  live  writing  book  author 
     
    I'm very lucky. I have a really supportive husband in Henry, and there's my mum, too. I couldn't have a career and manage the kids' routines and household thing single-handedly. I'd just go crazy.
    — Sophie Kinsella
    tags: crazy  career  kids 
     
    When I had the idea for 'Shopaholic', it was as though a light switched on. I realised I actually wanted to write comedy. No apologies, no trying to be serious, just full-on entertainment. The minute I went with that and threw myself into it, it felt just like writing my first book again - it was really liberating.
    — Sophie Kinsella
    tags: comedy  writing  book  write  ideas 
     
    My earliest, most impactful encounter with a book was when I was seven and awoke early on Christmas morning to find Roald Dahl's 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' in my stocking. I had never been so excited by the sight of a book - and have possibly never been since!
    — Sophie Kinsella
    tags: christmas  book 
     
    There is something exciting about saving up for a special treat. Bring back the piggy bank!
    — Sophie Kinsella
    It wasn't until after college that I started writing. I had just applied randomly for jobs in the media and got one on a magazine called 'Pensions World.' So I was writing for a living there and that's when I started my first book.
    — Sophie Kinsella
    tags: living  world  job  media  college  writing  book 
     
    When I wrote my first book, 'The Tennis Party', my overriding concern was that I didn't write the autobiographical first novel. I was so, so determined not to write about a 24-year-old journalist. It was going to have male characters, and middle-aged people, so I could say, 'Look, I'm not just writing about my life, I'm a real author.'
    — Sophie Kinsella
    A real relationship is two-way.
    — Sophie Kinsella
    tags: real  relationship 
     
    People who want to make a million borrow a million first
    — Sophie Kinsella
    tags: people 
     
    Once you've started cheating, does it really matter what your methods are?
    — Sophie Kinsella
    Some things are best left a blur. Births and Visa Bills.
    — Sophie Kinsella
    tags: birth 
     
    Honestly, shopping beats therapy, anytime. It costs the same and you get a dress out of it.
    — Sophie Kinsella
    The thing with giving up is you never know. You never know whether you could have done the job. And I'm sick of not knowing about my life.
    — Sophie Kinsella
    tags: knowing  giving  job 
     
    For years now I've kind of operated under an informal shopping cycle. A bit like a farmer's crop rotation system. Except, instead of wheat, maize, barley, and fallow, mine pretty much goes clothes, makeup shoes, and clothes (I don't bother with fallow). 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.
    — Sophie Kinsella
    tags: year 
     
    In the end, you have to choose whether or not to trust someone.
    — Sophie Kinsella
    tags: trust 
     
    The trouble with giving yourself a pep talk is, that deep down you know it's all bullshit.
    — Sophie Kinsella
    tags: giving 
     
    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.
    — Sophie Kinsella
    tags: live  questions 
     
    The truth is, some relationships are supposed to last forever, and some are only supposed to last a few days. That's the way life is.
    — Sophie Kinsella
    Look into your heart- and go after what you really want.
    — Sophie Kinsella
    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.
    — Sophie Kinsella
    Honestly, it's so easy to get what you want from people if they think you're a psycho.
    — Sophie Kinsella
    tags: people 
     
    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.
    — Sophie Kinsella
    tags: people 
     
    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.
    — Sophie Kinsella
    tags: knowing 
     
    When I shop, the world gets better, and the world is better, but then it's not, and I need to do it again. (Confessions of a Shopaholic-the movie)
    — Sophie Kinsella
    tags: world 
     
    I love new clothes. If everyone could just wear new clothes everyday, I reckon depression wouldn't exist anymore.
    — Sophie Kinsella
    tags: depression 
     
    I'm blushing at my own stupid, nonsensical, meaningless thought process, which, by the way, nobody knows about except me.
    — Sophie Kinsella
    tags: thoughts  process 
     
    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.
    — Sophie Kinsella
    There's no luck in business. There's only drive, determination, and more drive.
    — Sophie Kinsella
    Lover? I don't know. I don't know if she loves me. I don't know if I love her. All I can say is, she's the one I think about. All the time. She's the voice I want to hear. She's the face I hope to see.
    — Sophie Kinsella
    tags: time  hope 
     
    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!
    — Sophie Kinsella
    If it's in the bin, it's public property.
    — Sophie Kinsella
    tags: property 
     
    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.
    — Sophie Kinsella
    tags: heart 
     
    ...you may be able to sway people's heads. But you can't sway their hearts.
    — Sophie Kinsella
    tags: heart 
     
    Except...I do. Of course I do. Because as his hands gently cup my waist, I don't make a sound. As he swivels me around to face him, I don't make a sound. I don't need to. We're still talking. Every touch he makes, every imprint of his skin is like another word, another thought, a continuation of our conversation. And we're not done yet. Not yet.
    — Sophie Kinsella
    tags: thoughts 
     
    If your life's at a juncture and you need to think about things, there's nowhere better than home. However old you are.
    — Sophie Kinsella
    We're playing Scrabble. It's a nightmare." "Scrabble?" He sounds surprised. "Scrabble's great." "Not when you're playing with a family of geniuses, it's not. They all put words like 'iridiums'. And I put 'pig'.
    — Sophie Kinsella
    Our eyes met in the math class. How were we to know that trigonometry would lead to matrimony?
    — Sophie Kinsella
    tags: eyes 
     
    Christmas shopping! I can do all my Christmas shopping here! I know March is a bit early, but why not be organized? And then when Christmas arrives I won't have to go near the horrible Christmas crowds.
    — Sophie Kinsella
    tags: christmas 
     
    So", says Jack at at last..."you broke up with Connor". Wow. So we're straight to the point. "So", I reply defiantly. "You decided to stay". "Yes, well...", "I thought I might take a closer look at some of the European subsidiaries." He looks up. "How about you?" "Same reason." I nod. "European subsidiaries".
    — Sophie Kinsella
    tags: thoughts 
     
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    sophie kinsella
    Birth    : December 12, 1969
    Occupation  : Author