Quotation Explorer - 'Bryson'

I ordered a coffee and a little something to eat and savored the warmth and dryness. Somewhere in the background Nat King Cole sang a perky tune. I watched the rain beat down on the road outside and told myself that one day this would be twenty years ago. - Bill Bryson
A country road, a gravel road, is a sign of civilization, sure, but it’s just a farm, an easy conquest. Iron means a stronghold, people who can defend what’s theirs. - Kathy Bryson, Fighting Mad
The error of youth is to believe that intelligence is a substitute for experience, while the error of age is to believe experience is a substitute for intelligence. - Lyman Bryson
That was one tiny trailer when both girls wanted to watch TV or use the computer or the bathroom at the same time. - Kathy Bryson, Fighting Mad
The older lady smiled a friendly welcome that rivaled her preserves for sweet appeal. She could have been someone’s grandmother complete with close-cropped white hair if she wasn’t wearing a worn Grateful Dead T-shirt over a long-sleeved thermal. The 1987 Summer Tour. - Kathy Bryson, Fighting Mad
Ah, that’s just sean nós singing and dancing. Something to do around the pub of an evening. - Kathy Bryson, Fighting Mad
It was a sign of how worried and confused I was that I wasn’t completely distracted by the sight of his powerful thighs flexed in front of me. - Kathy Bryson, Fighting Mad
Don’t know what I’m talking about? Don’t know what I’m talking about! My shout hit notes that normally only Wagnerian sopranos can reach. You think you’re a freaking leprechaun, but I don’t know what I’m talking about? - Kathy Bryson, Fighting Mad
Ours was not one of those nice, quaintly old-fashioned mobile homes that senior citizens putter around in. We lived in the beat-up tin can of clichéd poverty. - Kathy Bryson, Fighting Mad
Mr. Jennings is the one who trapped the fairies here to begin with. If they’re back and wandering around, if they’re loose, then, well, it’s not good. - Kathy Bryson, Fighting Mad
Everyone helping out was supposed to make me feel better, but it actually made me feel more like a screw up. - Kathy Bryson, Fighting Mad
Jinx, I know you just lost your grandfather, but you straighten out your tone right now or I will smack you one! - Kathy Bryson, Fighting Mad
Thoreau was an idiot. - Bill Bryson
Take some advice from an old farmer. You’re in business now. Take the money. You’d be amazed at how many don’t want to pay. - Kathy Bryson, Fighting Mad
I heard ‘naked’ and ‘full of hot air.’ I try not to let that be my first impression of anyone. - Kathy Bryson, Fighting Mad
It was easy to imagine he’d just rolled out of bed and then it was easy to imagine him in bed and I wasn’t going there. - Kathy Bryson, Fighting Mad
How would we get corporate sponsorship if we were just a bunch of thugs? - Kathy Bryson, Fighting Mad
To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted. - Bill Bryson
You could have agreed to disagree, Megan argued. Then you could kiss and make up. That could be fun. - Kathy Bryson, Fighting Mad
No, really, she said. We get it. Sometimes the guy just makes you crazy, even if you do love him. - Kathy Bryson, Fighting Mad
Just because a word or expression has an antiquity or was once widely used does not confer on it some special immunity - Bill Bryson
Bill Bryson's is a synthesizing intellect, capable of translating myriad data into a digestible narrative rare currency in an increasingly atomized society. - Allen Guy Wilcox
Now, where had I heard drinking and brawling before? Oh right, Ashley’s father. Well, I wasn’t doing that again. - Kathy Bryson, Fighting Mad
You can’t have it both ways. Either I’m Irish and can talk, or I’m a man and I can’t. - Kathy Bryson, Fighting Mad
That’s not Eire. Everyone always thinks that, but we’re not shamrocks and wee men. You should know the difference. - Kathy Bryson, Fighting Mad
Leprechauns are not twee beings dreamed up by the tourist board, but warriors of legend. That name comes from the Celtic god of commerce and war, Lugh. Their mission, their life’s work, is to protect the gold. What better way to hide it than to become a joke, a story nobody takes seriously? - Kathy Bryson, Fighting Mad
You are never to drive like that, I told them. Even if you are ever wealthy enough to own a Jaguar. - Kathy Bryson, Fighting Mad
I suppose because I grew up a thousand miles from the sea and missed the great age of passenger liners, I have always been subject to a romantic longing for ocean travel. - Bill Bryson
I love the man, Megan said as she took a seat, but honestly he needs to learn when not to agree with me. - Kathy Bryson, Fighting Mad
I’m an ass, the voice on the phone said. A complete and total ass. - Kathy Bryson, Fighting Mad
I am always a perfect gentleman. If you ever want me to not be a perfect gentlemen, you’ll have to ask and not be crying when you do. - Kathy Bryson, Fighting Mad
It's an unnerving thought that we may be the living universe's supreme achievement and its worst nightmare simultaneously. - Bill Bryson
Nothing good can come from a crack of dawn meeting on a Monday morning. - Kathy Bryson - Fighting Mad
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