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1. "The faint of lemon verbena surrounded her, floating gently from Eleanor Butler's silk gown and silken hair. It was the fragrance that had always been part of Ellen O'Hara, the scent for Scarlett of comfort, of safety, of love, of life before the War"
Author: Alexandra Ripley
2. "We don't have butlers. Obviously we have people who look after the houses, but I try not to run things formally."
Author: Andrew Lloyd Webber
3. "Actually, [Wax] said, we came here because we needed someplace safe to think for a few hours."Ranette: "Your mansion isn't safe?"Wax: "My butler failed to poison me, then tried to shoot me, then set off an explosive in my study"Ranette: "Huh.... You need to screen these people better, Wax."
Author: Brandon Sanderson
4. "No one had ever left me so simultaneously relaxed and knotted up all at once (except maybe Rhett Butler, which doesn't count since he's not a real person)."
Author: Cecily White
5. "Did they like being maids & butlers? Before you answer this consider everything you've ever read about English history after Robin Hood and before he Who. Your choices were: serving, being served, being killed by Jack the Ripper. So, the employee class made the best of it and got with the program. It was indoor work, after all. And as a wise man once observed, "You're gonna hafta serve somebody." (Bob Dylan, C. 1497-1580). And it beat mining."
Author: Chris Kelly
6. "I used to do impersonations: Harry Butler in the wild, or I'd do Gough Whitlam."
Author: David Wenham
7. "Tell the truth, Giovanni Vecchio." A mischievous look came to her eye. "You have a butler, a cool car, and I've only ever seen you at night..."He froze, tension suddenly evident in the set of his shoulders. Beatrice leaned closer and whispered, "You're Batman, aren't you?"
Author: Elizabeth Hunter
8. "Tea? At the beach? No time for luxuries, Holly. There is important work to be done." He winked at Butler."Are you sure you're at the library? I thought I heard water."Artemis smiled, enjoying the exchange. "Water? Surely not. The only thing flowing here is information.""Are you grinning, Artemis? For some reason I get the feeling that you're wearing that smug smile of yours."
Author: Eoin Colfer
9. "Artemis: "Right, brothers. Onward. Imagine yourself seated at a cafe in Montmartre."Myles: "In Paris."Artemis: "Yes, Paris. And try as you will, you cannot attract the waiter's attention. What do you do?"Beckett: "Umm...tell Butler to jump-jump-jump on his head?"Myles: "I agree with simple-toon."Artemis: "No! You simply raise one finger and say clearly 'ici, garcon.'"Beckett: "Itchy what?"
Author: Eoin Colfer
10. "Hey, bodyguard. You better get down to the gymnasium. This jumbo pixie guy is killing your sister." "Really?" said Butler, unconvinced. "Really. Juliet just does not seem to be herself. She can't put two moves together. It's pathetic, really. Everybody is betting against her." "I see," said Butler, straightening. Mulch held the door. "It's going to make things really interesting when you show up to help." Butler grinned. "I'm not coming to help. I just want to be there when she stops faking." "Ah," said Mulch, comprehension dawning on his face. "So I should switch my bet to Juliet?" "You certainly should" said Butler."
Author: Eoin Colfer
11. "Butler could kill you a hundred different ways without use of his armoury. Though I'm sure one would be quite sufficient."
Author: Eoin Colfer
12. "I am unarmed. But Butler here, my ...ah...butler, has a Sig Saucer in his shoulder holster, two shrike-throwing knives in his boots, aderringer two-shot up his sleeve, garrotte wire in his watch, and three stun greanades concealed in variouse pockets. Anything else, Butler?"
Author: Eoin Colfer
13. "I am Butler. Anything I say sounds scary."
Author: Eoin Colfer
14. "Anything else, Butler?""The cosh, sir."
Author: Eoin Colfer
15. "Come, let us pity those who are better off than we are.Come, my friend, and remember that the rich have butlers and no friends,And we have friends and no butlers.(excerpt from 'The Garrett')"
Author: Ezra Pound
16. "I'll tell you a family secret," she whispered enthusiastically. "It's about the butler's nose. Do you want to hear about the butler's nose?" "That's why I came over to-night."
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
17. "Dodsley appeared by his side just then, silently, as if by magic. He offered Max a daught of whisky on a tray. Max glanced at him in surprise and saw that Dodsley had brought the whole bottle. "Do I look that bad?" "You look like you could use it, sir," his sphinxlike butler observed."
Author: Gaelen Foley
18. "Felicity grimaced in agreement. "No, you are perfectly correct. I did not realize how vital the approbation of one's butler is in allowing for nocturnal autonomy."
Author: Gail Carriger
19. "Sheepish butlers' surgical bottle battles" a tongue twister p.364"
Author: Haruki Murakami
20. "I am one of those servants – butlers usually – who respectfully points out when their master is about to do something stupid: "You should probably only burn the document once the blackmail has been completed, m' lady."
Author: Joe Dunthorne
21. "I am who I am firstly because of genetics, and, running a very close second, because of choices: ones my parents made, such as choosing to emigrate to America; ones their parents made, like my Papa Butler opting to ignore medical advice and instead warming my mum in the oven to keep her alive; and very conscious ones that I've made for myself."
Author: John Barrowman
22. "I am Mrs. Poulteney. I have come to take up residence. Kindly inform your Master.""His Infinitude has been informed of your decease, ma'am. His angels have already sung a Jubilate in celebration of the event.""That is most proper and kind of Him." And the worthy lady, pluming and swelling, made to sweep into the imposing white hall she saw beyond the butler's head. But the man did not move aside. Instead, he rather impertinently jangled some keys he chanced to have in his hand."My man! Make way. I am she. Mrs. Poulteney of Lyme Regis.""Formerly of Lyme Regis, ma'am. And now of a much more tropical abode." With that, the brutal flunkey slammed the door in her face."
Author: John Fowles
23. "What about me?" Frances asked."The butler," Harriet replied without even a second of hesitation.Frances's mouth immediately opened to protest."No, no," Harriet said. "It's the best role, I promise. You get to do everything.""Except be a unicorn," Daniel murmured.Frances tilted her head to the side with a resigned expression."The next play," Harriet finally gave in. "I shall find a way to include a unicorn in the one I'm working on right now."Frances pumped both fists in the air. "Huzzah!"
Author: Julia Quinn
24. "Perriwickturned to Penelope as he set the tray down on a table. "If I might be so bold, my lady-""Perriwick!" Blake roared. "If I hear the phrase 'if I might be so bold' one more time, as God is mywitness, I'm going to toss you into the channel!""Oh dear," Penelope said. "Perhaps he does have the fever, after all.Perriwick , what do you think?"The butler reached for Blake's forehead, only to have his hand nearly bitten off. "Touch me and die,"Blake snarled."
Author: Julia Quinn
25. "Still dressed in matching butler suits with pink bow ties, the redcaps filed into the dining room, every one of them scowling at me. Ash's eyes widened and he quickly hid his mouth under his laced fingers, but I saw his shoulders shaking with silent laughter.Luckily, the redcaps didn't notice."
Author: Julie Kagawa
26. "Not for long, my lord," Reeves said, smiling. "I regret to inform you that I must be leaving soon." Christian's smile faded. "But…why?" "Between starching your cravats and assisting you in discovering the errors of your ways, I have been writing a book." "A book? On what?" "How to be a proper butler." Christian sighed. "I was just a research project to you, wasn't I?" Reeves's lips twitched. "I shall dedicate the book to you and your brother, my lord. I must say, I have never served two more worthy men." "Thank you. I am certain my brother will thank you even more than I."
Author: Karen Hawkins
27. "We shall creep out quietly into the butler's pantry--" cried the Mole."--with out pistols and swords and sticks--" shouted ther Rat."--and rush in upon them," said Badger."--and whack 'em, and whack 'em, and whack 'em!" cried the Toad in ecstasy, running round and round the room, and jupming over the chairs."
Author: Kenneth Grahame
28. "That would be me," I said. "Good afternoon, gentlemen. Is this a joke?" "I beg your pardon?" the older fellow inquired politely, a faint smile on his narrow face. He sounded like an English butler. "You know, a tall priest and a short rabbi walk into a pagan bookstore …" "What?" He looked down at his companion, seeming to realize for the first time that he was quite a bit shorter and in fact of a different religious order than he. "Oh, gracious, I suppose it must seem amusing at that." He didn't seem amused, though."
Author: Kevin Hearne
29. "Morning is an important time of day, because how you spend your morning can often tell you what kind of day you are going to have. For instance, if you wake up to the sound of twittering birds, and find yourself in an enormous canopy bed, with a butler standing next to you holding a breakfast of freshly made muffins and hand-squeezed orange juice on a silver tray, you will know that your day will be a splendid one. If you wake up to the sound of church bells, and find yourself in a fairly big regular bed, with a butler standing next to you holding a breakfast of hot tea and toast on a plate, you will know that your day will be O.K. And if you wake up to the sound of somebody banging two metal pots together, and find yourself in a small bunk bed, with a nasty foreman standing in the doorway holding no breakfast at all, you will know that your day will be horrid."
Author: Lemony Snicket
30. "This man was gorgeous. I'm mentioning this because women live their lives secretly waiting for their lives to become movies. We act like men are the ones shallow enough to desire an unending stream of beautiful women but really, if a charismatic narcissist beautiful bad boy man actually desires us, seems to choose us, we go to pieces. We suddenly feel like we are finally in that movie rather than a life. Just what we always wanted. To be chosen by the best looking man in the room. Rhett Butler. Even though we are of course smarter and more mature and more together than to ever want that. Or admit it."
Author: Lidia Yuknavitch
31. "Gansey leaned back, head thrown to the side, drunken and silly with happiness. "I love this car," he said, loud enough to be heard over the engine. "I should buy four more of them. I'll just open the door of one to fall in to the other. One can be a living room, one can be my kitchen, I'll sleep in one...""And the fourth? Butler's pantry?" Blue shouted."Don't be so selfish. Guest room."
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
32. "You're like the thief who isn't the least bit sorry he stole, but is terribly, terribly sorry he's going to jail. - Rhett Butler"
Author: Margaret Mitchell
33. "My! How the grapes are sour today!" -Rhett Butler"
Author: Margaret Mitchell
34. "We'll build our own home."The promise curled around her heart, a vivid ray of sunlight. "In Manhattan?""Of course." A slow, slow smile. "What kind of mansion would you like?"Damn, but the archangel was playing with her again. The sunshine grew, filled her veins."Actually, I kind of like yours." She slid her arms around his neck. "Can I have it? Oh, and can I have Jeeves, too? I've always wanted a butler.""Yes."She blinked. "Just like that?""It's only a place.""We'll make it more," she promised, her mouth to his. "We'll make it ours."
Author: Nalini Singh
35. "...he [Samuel Butler] made a practise of doing the forks last when washing up, on the grounds that he might die before he got to them. This is very much his principle of 'eating the grapes downwards', so that however many grapes you have eaten the next is always the best of the remainder."
Author: Philip Larkin
36. "The butler went away among the abominable plants. The General spoke again, slowly, using his strength as carefully as an out-of-work show-girl uses her last good pair of stockings."
Author: Raymond Chandler
37. "Right." Sadie looked dazed. "You've got a monkey butler. Why not?"
Author: Rick Riordan
38. "He picked her up. Picked her up and carried her, as if she were Scarlett O'Hara and he were Rhett Butler, if Rhett had been the kind of guy to go down on Scarlett in a doorway. Which, let's be honest, he probably was."
Author: Ruthie Knox
39. "You're letting me go?"He curled his upper lip, his expression painfully bitter as he took a step back from me. "Apparently... I never had a hold of you." He turned sharply, and without another word striding down the street into the dark.Braden never once looked back and that was a good thing.If he had, he'd have seen Jocelyn Butler crying real tears for the first time in a long time, and he would have known that I'd lied. And lied big. For anyone who saw me, knew they were watching a heart in the process of it breaking."
Author: Samantha Young
40. "In public, you're Joss Butler. Cool, self-possessed. In bed, you're Jocelyn Butler—you're hot, babe. Uncontrolled. Needy. Sweet," he breathed. "I like that I know that. I don't like the fact that other men do too."
Author: Samantha Young
41. "I gave myself a good talking to. I could not turn into an inept idiot, because some guy hadn't accepted my apology... To hell with him. I was Joss Butler. I took shit from no Man! -Chapter 16"
Author: Samantha Young
42. "I'm simpley one hell of a butler."
Author: Sebastian Michealis
43. "For a long moment the butler sat in silence, his jaw hanging open. "I . . . my lord, I simply don't feelqualifiedto advise you about such matters.""Don't tell me that," Saint protested. "Tell me whether you can imagine me as a married man or not."To his surprise, the butler set aside his brandy snifter and sat forward. "My lord, I do not wish tooverstep my bounds, but I have noticed a ... change in your demeanor,of late. The question of whetheranyone can imagine you married or not, however, is one I believe must be answered by you. And thelady, of course."Saint frowned. "Coward.""There is that, as well."
Author: Suzanne Enoch
44. "I suppose I could have been nicer when I was at Columbia. I could have been polite, respectful, turned in my papers on time. Funny thing is, I knew a guy like that. English major. Loved to read. Never got in any trouble, just hung out in Butler Library reading poetry and English history. Ran into him the other day. Guy has three master's degrees, taught high school, even did a few years in the Marines. Know what he does today? He makes $9.75 an hour as a librarian.I was a jerk when I went to Columbia. But I was never a sucker."
Author: Ted Rall
45. "Vimes shook some lather off the blade. "Hah! I bet they have. Tell me, Willikins, did you fight much when you were a kid? Were you in a gang or anything?""I was privileged to belong to the Shamlegger Street Rude Boys, sir," said the butler."Really?" said Vimes, genuinely impressed. "They were pretty tough nuts, as I recall.""Thank you, sir," said Willikins smoothly. "I pride myself I used to give somewhat more than I got if we needed to discuss the vexed area of turf issues with the young men from Rope Street. Stevedore's hooks were their weapon of choice, as I recall.""And yours...?" said Vimes, agog."A cap-brim sewn with sharpened pennies, sir. An ever-present help in times of trouble.""Ye gods, man! You could put someone's eye out with something like that.""With care, sir, yes," said Willikins, meticulously folding a towel."
Author: Terry Pratchett
46. "Alfred, I need ice and that vitamin K goop. To the nursery. Stat.""I loathe you, Master Griffin," came a British accent over the intercom."Thanks, Alfred," Griffin answered and came back to the bed."Is your butler's name really Alfred?""No. It's Jamison, I think. Can't remember. I changed it to Alfred years ago. My first crush on a dude was Batman..."
Author: Tiffany Reisz
47. "Why does Samuel Butler say, 'Wise men never say what they think of women'? Wise men never say anything else apparently."
Author: Virginia Woolf
48. "Ah, the patter of little feet around the house. There's nothing like having a midget for a butler."
Author: W. C. Fields
49. "American women expect to find in their husbands a perfection that English women only hope to find in their butlers."
Author: W. Somerset Maugham
50. "Is not this Stephano, my drunken butler?"
Author: William Shakespeare

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