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sophie kinsella Quotes

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.
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— Sophie Kinsella
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.
tags: living live writing book author
— Sophie Kinsella
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.
tags: crazy career kids
— Sophie Kinsella
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.
tags: comedy writing book write ideas
— Sophie Kinsella
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!
tags: christmas book
— Sophie Kinsella
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.
tags: living world job media college writing book
— Sophie Kinsella
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.'
tags: character people real novel writing book write author
— Sophie Kinsella
A real relationship is two-way.
tags: real relationship
— Sophie Kinsella
People who want to make a million borrow a million first
tags: people
— Sophie Kinsella
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.
tags: birth
— Sophie Kinsella
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.
tags: knowing giving job
— Sophie Kinsella
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.
tags: year
— Sophie Kinsella
In the end, you have to choose whether or not to trust someone.
tags: trust
— Sophie Kinsella
The trouble with giving yourself a pep talk is, that deep down you know it's all bullshit.
tags: giving
— Sophie Kinsella
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.
tags: live questions
— Sophie Kinsella
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.
tags: truth forever relationship
— 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.
tags: fear people believe worries romance hope
— Sophie Kinsella
Honestly, it's so easy to get what you want from people if they think you're a psycho.
tags: people
— Sophie Kinsella
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.
tags: people
— Sophie Kinsella
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.
tags: knowing
— Sophie Kinsella
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)
tags: world
— Sophie Kinsella
I love new clothes. If everyone could just wear new clothes everyday, I reckon depression wouldn't exist anymore.
tags: depression
— Sophie Kinsella
I'm blushing at my own stupid, nonsensical, meaningless thought process, which, by the way, nobody knows about except me.
tags: thoughts process
— Sophie Kinsella
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.
tags: lessons existence mistakes
— Sophie Kinsella
There's no luck in business. There's only drive, determination, and more drive.
tags: luck determination business
— 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.
tags: time hope
— Sophie Kinsella
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!
tags: culture saying business american
— Sophie Kinsella
If it's in the bin, it's public property.
tags: property
— Sophie Kinsella
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.
tags: heart
— Sophie Kinsella
...you may be able to sway people's heads. But you can't sway their hearts.
tags: heart
— Sophie Kinsella
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.
tags: thoughts
— Sophie Kinsella
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?
tags: eyes
— Sophie Kinsella
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.
tags: christmas
— Sophie Kinsella
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".
tags: thoughts
— Sophie Kinsella
sophie kinsella
Birth    : December 12, 1969
Occupation  : Author