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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. "Giraldus claimed that he had heard about Eleanor's adultery with Geoffrey from the saintly Bishop Hugh of Lincoln, who had learned of it from Henry II of England, Geoffrey's son and Eleanor's second husband. Eleanor was estranged from Henry at the time Giraldus was writing, and the king was trying to secure an annulment of their marriage from the Pope. It would have been to his advantage to declare her an adulterous wife who had had carnal relations with his father, for that in itself would have rendered their marriage incestuous and would have provided prima facie grounds for its dissolution."
Author: Alison Weir
3. "Eleanor Baker is een van Afrikaans se beste skrywers en dis jammer dat baie Suid-Afrikaners dit dalk nooit, of te laat, gaan agterkom nie."
Author: André Brink
4. "At the age of fifty-six Eleanor Stoddard was still a beautiful woman. She owned three hotels in France and another two in England. From nothing at all, she had built an empire. Eleanor had it all. Her one weakness was the young man sleeping beside her."
Author: Barbara Taylor Bradford
5. "She tugged warningly on his shirt. "I am serious! Are you going to marry me, Sean? Finally?"He smiled, and the light of his smile filled his eyes. "Damn it, Elle! Will you not let me take the lead? Ladies do not propose marriage!"~Sean O'Neill & Eleanor de Warenne"
Author: Brenda Joyce
6. "Nat would never ask me to choose between the two of you, Eleanor. Not even hypothetically. He never had anything against you. Never said so much as a bad word about you. He tried so hard to make you like him. He tried so hard to coexist."
Author: Catherine Ryan Hyde
7. "These men, as she often muttered to friend Eleanor Topping, the two of them pressed together like sisters, their friendship filling in for the matrimonial gaps. These men, romantically isolated, secretly tortured, became like lighthouses flashing their treacherous shallows. Stay away! Stay away!"
Author: David Gilbert
8. "How rude would I be, walking around and saying: 'Hello. I'm Eleanor Mondale. My father was vice president of the United States. Treat me differently.'"
Author: Eleanor Mondale
9. "When Eleanor's arm touched his he felt his hands grow cold with deadly fear lest he should lose the shadow brush with which his imagination was painting wonders of her. He watched her from the corners of his eyes as ever he did when he walked with her-- she was a feast and a folly and he wished it had been his destiny to sit forever on a haystack and see life through her green eyes."
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
10. "One night they walked while the moon rose and poured a great burden of glory over the garden until it seemed fairyland with Amory and Eleanor, dim phantasmal shapes, expressing eternal beauty and curious elfin love moods. Then they turned out of the moonlight into the trellised darkness of a vine-hung pagoda, where there were scents so plaintive as to be nearly musical."
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
11. "If those lives appear equally mundane. By the way, if you don't know who Eleanor Rigby is, you probably were born after 1985 and need to listen to some real music."
Author: George Takei
12. "I regretted what a serious teenager I'd been: There were no posters of pop stars or favorite movies, no girlish collection of photos or corsages. Instead there were paintings of sailboats, proper pastel pastorals, a portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt. The latter was particularly strange, since I'd known little about Mrs. Roosevelt, except that she was good, which at the time I suppose was enough. Given my druthers now, I'd prefer a snapshot of Warren Harding's wife, "the Duchess," who recorded the smallest offenses in a little red notebook and avenged herself accordingly. Today I like my first ladies with a little bite."
Author: Gillian Flynn
13. "...Mac, I want you to go back to the house and make sure the ladies don't get the idea to go searching as well. I told Eleanor not to, but you know the Mackenzie females."Mac scowled."Hell, Hart, can't you find something easier for me to do? Go up against an army of assassins in my underwear, maybe?"
Author: Jennifer Ashley
14. "Ruth puts in all the tiddley bits and the expression and doesn't mind how many wrong notes she strikes, but with Jane it is accuracy or nothing. I don't know which Chopin would have hated more," Eleanor said, folding bread and butter into a thickness that would match her appetite."
Author: Josephine Tey
15. "She'll never ride," Eleanor said. She can't even bump the saddle yet.""Perhaps loony people can't ride," Ruth suggested."Ruth," Bee said, with vigour. "The pupils at the Manor are not lunatic. They are not even mentally deficient. They are just 'difficult.'""Ill-adjusted is the technical description," Simon said."Well, they behave like lunatics. If you behave like a lunatic how is anyone to tell that you're not one?"
Author: Josephine Tey
16. "Bosoms," she announces, with a hand to her own, "are for bedrooms and breastfeeding. Not for occasions with dignity.""Well, what do you want her to do, Eleanor? Leave them at home?"
Author: Kathryn Stockett
17. "¿Podrías decirlo una vez? —suplicó—. Como dicen que hace la gente.El corazón de Eleanor latió con la fuerza de las alas de un águila y la elevó a lo más alto mientras se lo decía:—Te amo, Will Parker.Will sintió una punzada de dolor y bajó la cabeza porque nadie le había preparado para eso, nadie le había dicho: «Cuando ocurra, resucitarás. Dejarás de ser lo que fuiste. Serás lo que no eras.» Se precipitó hacia ella y hundió la cara en su pecho.—Oh, Dios mío… —gimió, abrazado con fuerza a ella—. Oh, Dios mío.Elly le sujetó la cabeza como si fuera un niño que se despertaba de una pesadilla.—Te amo —le susurró en el pelo con lágrimas en los ojos.—Oh, Elly, yo también te amo —dijo con la voz entrecortada—, pero tenía tanto miedo de que nadie pudiera amarme. Creía que tal vez era imposible que alguien lo hiciera."
Author: LaVyrle Spencer
18. "Cerró los ojos y dejó que Eleanor siguiera. Aunque viviera mil años, no se cansaría nunca de que le tocara el pelo."
Author: LaVyrle Spencer
19. "I am so sad, Eleanor, so sad that my body has become transparent, I've shed so many tears. Is it possible to dissolve into water without leaving a trace?"
Author: Leonora Carrington
20. "Richie is the head of this household,' her mum said. 'Richie is the one who puts food on our table.'What food? Eleanor wanted to ask. And, for that matter, what table?"
Author: Rainbow Rowell
21. "When they got to Food 4 Less, Richie waited in the truck while everybody else went in. As soon as they were inside, Eleanor put the wadded-up fifty in her mother's hand. Her mother didn't thank her."
Author: Rainbow Rowell
22. "Tan pronto como lo dijo, ella estalló en una sonrisa. Y cuando eleanor sonreía, algo se rompía dentro de él."
Author: Rainbow Rowell
23. "Dumb. He should have gotten the pen. Jewelry was so public... and personal, which was why he'd bought it. He couldn't buy Eleanor a pen. Or a bookmark. He didn't have bookmarklike feelings for her."
Author: Rainbow Rowell
24. "Eleanor tenía razón. Ella nunca se veía bien. Se veía como el arte, y no se suponía que el arte se viese bien, sino que se suponía que te hiciese sentir algo."
Author: Rainbow Rowell
25. "As far as Eleanor was concerned, that just showed how wonderful it was to hold Park's hand.(Besides they didn't just hold hands. Park touched her hands like they were something rare and precious, like her fingers were intimately connected to the rest of her body. Which, of course, they were. It was hard to explain. He made her feel like more than the sum of her parts.)"
Author: Rainbow Rowell
26. "—¿Me veo como una vagabunda?—Peor —dijo—. Como una triste payasa vagabunda.—¿Y te gusta?—Me encanta.Tan pronto como lo dijo, ella estalló en una sonrisa. Y cuando Eleanor sonreía, algo se rompía dentro de él.Algo siempre lo hacía."
Author: Rainbow Rowell
27. "They were both quiet. "Ask me why I like you," she finally said. He felt himself smile. He felt like something warm had spilled in his chest. "Eleanor," he said, just because he liked saying it, "why do you like me?" "I don't like you." He waited. And waited...Then he started to laugh. "You're kind of mean," he said. "Don't laugh. It just encourages me."
Author: Rainbow Rowell
28. "Whenever he saw Eleanor, he couldn't think about pulling away. He couldn't think about anything at all. Except touching her. Except doing whatever he could or had to, to make her happy."
Author: Rainbow Rowell
29. "If Eleanor tried to kiss Park, it would be real-life version of some little girl making her Barbie kiss Ken. Just smashing their faces together."
Author: Rainbow Rowell
30. "Nothing was dirty. With Park.Nothing could be shameful.Because Park was the sun, and that was the only way Eleanor could think to explain it."
Author: Rainbow Rowell
31. "I miss you, Eleanor. I want to be with you all the time. You're the smartest girl I've ever met, and the funniest, and everything you do surprises me. And I wish I could say that those are the reasons I like you, because that would make me sound like a really evolved human being …‘But I think it's got as much to do with your hair being red and your hands being soft … and the fact that you smell like homemade birthday cake"
Author: Rainbow Rowell
32. "I love you," he said.She looked up at him, her eyes shiny and black, then looked away. "I know," she said.He pulled one of his arms out from under her and traced her outline against the couch. He could spend all day like this, running his hand down her ribs, into her waist, out to her hips and back again.... If he had all day, he would. If she weren't made of so many other miracles."You know?" he repeated. She smiled, so he kissed her. "You're not the Han Solo in this relationship, you know.""I'm totally the Han Solo," she whispered. It was good to hear her. It was good to remember it was Eleanor under all this new flesh."Well, I'm not the Princess Leia," he said."Don't get so hung up on gender roles," Eleanor said."
Author: Rainbow Rowell
33. "Oh, fine, Eleanor thought. The children of hell shan't go hungry on my watch."
Author: Rainbow Rowell
34. "Eleanor's hair caught fire at dawn. Her eyes were dark and shining, and his arms were sure of her.The first time he touched her hand, he'd known."
Author: Rainbow Rowell
35. "That girl--all of them--hated Eleanor before they'd even laid eyes on her. Like they'd been hired to kill her in a past life."
Author: Rainbow Rowell
36. "Holding Eleanor's hand was like holding a butterfly. Or a heartbeat. Like holding something complete, and completely alive."
Author: Rainbow Rowell
37. "Damn, damn, damn," she said. "I never said why I like you, and now I have to go.""That's okay," he said."It's because you're kind," she said. "And because you get all my jokes...""Okay." He laughed."And you're smarter than I am.""I am not.""And you look like a protagonist." She was talking as fast as she could think. "You look like the person who wins in the end. You're so pretty, and so good. You have magic eyes," she whispered. "And you make me feel like a cannibal.""You're crazy.""I have to go." She leaned over so the receiver was close to the base."Eleanor - wait," Park said. She could hear her dad in the kitchen and her heartbeat everywhere."Eleanor - wait - I love you."
Author: Rainbow Rowell
38. "Bono met his wife in high school," Park says."So did Jerry Lee Lewis," Eleanor answers."I'm not kidding," he says."You should be," she says, "we're sixteen.""What about Romeo and Juliet?""Shallow, confused," then dead."I love you, Park says."Wherefore art thou," Eleanor answers."I'm not kidding," he says."You should be."
Author: Rainbow Rowell
39. "John, watching in dismay, saw his great chance slipping through his fingers, and he swung around to demand of his father, "Papa, does this mean Richard has bested you and Aquitaine is lost?" Eleanor winced, Geoffrey rolled his eyes, and Henry gave his youngest a look John had never gotten from him before. "My life would have been much more peaceful if I'd had only daughters," he snapped. "As for Aquitaine, it is yours if you can take it."
Author: Sharon Kay Penman
40. "Hell and furies!" Eleanor had begun to pace, her skirts swirling about her ankles. "What was he thinking?""When does he ever think?" Richard straddled a chair and accepted a wine cup from Raoul. "If he were to sell his brain, he could claim it had never been used."
Author: Sharon Kay Penman
41. "It was the first genuinely shining day of summer, a time of year which brought Eleanor always to aching memories of her early childhood, when it seemed to be summer all the time; she could not remember a winter before father's death on a cold wet day."
Author: Shirley Jackson
42. "Don't do it, Eleanor told the little girl; insist on your cup of stars; once they have trapped you into being like everyone else you will never see your cup of stars again; don't do it; and the little girl glanced at her, and smiled a little subtle, dimpling, wholly comprehending smile, and shook her head stubbornly at the glass. Brave girl, Eleanor thought; wise, brave girl."
Author: Shirley Jackson
43. "We couldn't even hear you, in the night....No one could. No one lives any nearer than town. No one else will come any nearer than that.""I know," Eleanor said tiredly."In the night," Mrs. Dudley said, and smiled outright. "In the dark," she said.."
Author: Shirley Jackson
44. "God Hates divorce.""He hates cruelty even more."Caring For Eleanor"
Author: Sonia Rumzi
45. "We get so caught up in the life we are leading and forget that we are capable of living.Caring for Eleanor by Sonia Rumzi"
Author: Sonia Rumzi
46. "Eleanor," Daniel said. "Miss Fitt! Wake up!"I fluttered my eyelids open. "I'm not a misfit anymore," I rasped. "I thought I told you that."
Author: Susan Dennard
47. "I'll come back," she promised. "I'll always come back to you.""I know," he said with cold, calm arrogance. "If I didn't believe that, I wouldn't let you go.""Believe it. It's true." She took a step back. Then another. "Always.""Eleanor, if you have any mercy in that dark heart of yours, when you leave right now, you willwalk and not run."... ...crawl and she didn't fly.She ran. Down the hall she ran as if the hounds of hell nipped at her heels. She ran as if Godhimself had ordered her to. She ran as if her life depended on it and in that moment she mighthave sworn that it did.She didn't know why she ran. She didn't know who or what waited for her in the White Room.She only knew she had to get there as fast as she could and whoever it was, he was worthrunning to."
Author: Tiffany Reisz
48. "How easily you forgive, Eleanor. How freely youabsolve the sins of others. Tell me, little one, when thetime comes, how will you absolve yours?With the first lash of the whip Nora felt a strip of fireburn across her back. She cried out from a pain soferocious she nearly choked on it.Like this, Søren, she dared answer only in her mind.This is how."
Author: Tiffany Reisz
49. "But this man Brown - it was difficult to place him at once. He talked, spreading his fingers out with the volubility of a man who will in the end become a bore. And Eleanor wandered about, holding a cup, telling people about her shower-bath. He wished they would stick to he point. Talk interested him. Serious talk on abstract subjects. 'Was solitude good; was society bad?' That was interesting; but they hopped from thing to thing. When the large man said, 'Solitary confinement is the greatest torture we inflict,' the meagre old woman with the wispy hair at once piped up, laying her hand on her heart, 'It ought to be abolished!' She visited prisons, it seemed."
Author: Virginia Woolf
50. "Oh, come on. Haven't you seen him?" Eleanor exclaimed.It's because he's tall, isn't it? Tall and has long hair." Even Nathaniel's crude description made me want to see Dante again. Unfortunately, he never came to dinner, probably because he lived off campus."He's really smart," I murmured."And confident," Eleanor added."It's like he's older than everyone else," I said "Like he knows what he want and isn't afraid of taking it.""What she's saying is that he's manly." Eleanor grinned."
Author: Yvonne Woon

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