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A collection of sayings and quotes by Alice Thomas Ellis on peace, war, men, death, past, trouble, optimism, despair, heaven, memories, mind, love, books, mean and evil.

19 Wonderful Quotes By Alice Thomas Ellis

Famous As: Novelist

Born On: September 9, 1932

Died On: March 8, 2005

Born In: Liverpool

Died At Age: 72

Alice Thomas Ellis was a prolific British essayist and writer. Her works, writings and thoughts covered varied subjects including cookery books, fiction, non-fiction, and numerous novels. Born in Liverpool, she spent a large part of her childhood in North Wales about which she wrote in her book titled, ‘A Welsh Childhood.’ In 1977, she published her first novel titled, ‘The Sin Eater.’ Some of her other famous works include, ‘The Fly in the Ointment,’ ‘Hotel Lucifer,’ ‘The Summer House,’ ‘The Clothes in the Wardrobe,’ ‘The Birds of the Air,’ ‘The Evening of Adam’ besides various others. Here is a corpus of noteworthy thoughts and quotes by Alice Thomas Ellis that will give you a glimpse of her prolific writings and thoughts. Zoom through the sayings and quotes by Alice Thomas Ellis and get inspired.
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There is no reciprocity. Men love women, women love children, children love hamsters.

Alice Thomas Ellis

There is no reciprocity. Men love women. Women love children. Children love hamsters. Hamsters don't love anyone; it is quite hopeless".

Alice Thomas Ellis

Men love women, women love children; children love hamsters– it's quite hopeless.

Alice Thomas Ellis

Adolescence is usually typified by an unanswerable combination of innocence and insolence.

Alice Thomas Ellis

The snag in being married to a person who knows more or less everything is that one gets hopelessly lazy. ... I never look things up in books because all I need to do is ask him, and when he gives me the answers I don't properly commit them to memory because I know if I forget all I have to do is to ask him again. It is rather like keeping one's brain in a suitcase.

Alice Thomas Ellis

. . to cook well and with imagination you have to be in a cheerful and contented frame of mind, and thus inclined to be generous.

Alice Thomas Ellis

I have never had much trouble simultaneously entertaining diametrically opposed propositions, and welcome the possibility that this is not because I have one mind and am out of it, but because I have lots of them, all beavering away on their own.

Alice Thomas Ellis

I like money. That is, it is my preferred means of completing pecuniary transactions. I'm not particularly keen on handing over wads of currency of the realm, but at least one knows where one is, whereas the chequebook is a snare and a delusion, containing misleading numbers of blank cheques when none of the money that the bank contains is rightfully one's own. ... I think banks owe their customers a lot by way of compensation for the aggravation they cause them.

Alice Thomas Ellis

Evil and laughter cannot co-exist.

Alice Thomas Ellis

Well, I think adultery is a filthy habit,' said Rose, 'like using someone else's toothbrush.

Alice Thomas Ellis

There is no relationship. Women, like men, women, children, babies hamsters. This is the Google Translate of the quote in Persian, above.

Alice Thomas Ellis

This perhaps is what is meant by hiraeth: a lifelong yearning for what is gona and out of reach.

Alice Thomas Ellis

When a person implores you to be reasonable what he means is that you should speed round forthwith to his point of view.

Alice Thomas Ellis

Those who live on vanity must, not unreasonably, expect to die of mortification.

Alice Thomas Ellis

Claudia's the sort of girl who goes through life holding onto the sides.

Alice Thomas Ellis