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1. "I have a dark sense of humor,' Fanny explained.'What's that supposed to mean?' asked Honor.'It means I'm funny once you get to know me,' Fanny said."
Author: Allegra Goodman
2. "Tell it, Fanny. About the crowds, streets, buildings, lights, about the whirligig of loneliness, about the humpty-dumpty clutter of longings. And then explain about the summer parks and the white snow and the moon window in the sky. Throw in a poignantly ironical dissertation on life, on its uncharted aimlessness, and speak like Sherwood Anderson about the desire that stir in the heart. Speak like Remy de Gourmont and Dostoevsky and Stevie Crane, like Schopenhauer and Dreiser and Isaiah; speak like all the great questioners whose tongues have wagged and whose hearts have burned with questions. He will listen bewilderedly and, perhaps, only perhaps, understand for a moment the dumb pathos of your eyes."
Author: Ben Hecht
3. "He considers the theatrical version of Fanny and Alexander an amputated version of what his original film was, and he doesn't really like the shorter film."
Author: Bille August
4. "I was born on 22 March 1931 in New York, the elder child of Abraham and Fanny Richter."
Author: Burton Richter
5. "I want to set the record straight.""The record's never straight, you idiot! Haven't you ever read 1984? They rewrite the record anytime it doesn't suit them. You're spinning your wheels and exposing your bare fanny for nothing."
Author: David Eddings
6. "Sophie did not care to think how Howl might react if Fanny woke him by stabbing him with her parasol."
Author: Diana Wynne Jones
7. "Howl has been very kind to me." And this was true, Sophie realized. Howl showed his kindness rather strangely, but, considering all Sophie did to annoy him, he had been very good to her indeed."Do listen. He's not wicked at all!" There was a bit of a fizz from the grate at this, where Calcifer was watching with some interest. " He isn't!" Sophie said, to Calcifer as much as to Fanny.."
Author: Diana Wynne Jones
8. "Luck is the by-product of busting your fanny."
Author: Don Sutton
9. "She never called her son by any name but John; 'love' and 'dear', and such like terms, were reserved for Fanny."
Author: Elizabeth Gaskell
10. "And then," said Sarnac, "I remember that I made a prophecy. I made it - when did I make it? Two thousand years ago? Or two weeks ago? I sat in Fanny's little sitting-room, an old-world creature amidst her old-world furnishings, and I said that men and women would not always suffer as we were suffering then. I said that we were still poor savages, living only in the bleak dawn of civilisation, and that we suffered because we were under-bred, under-trained and darkly ignorant of ourselves, that the mere fact that we knew our own unhappiness was the promise of better things and that a day would come when charity and understanding would light the world so that men and women would no longer hurt themselves and one another as they were doing now everywhere, universally, in law and in restriction and in jealousy and in hate, all round and about the earth."
Author: H.G. Wells
11. "Not even Fanny had tears for aunt Norris, not even when she was gone for ever."
Author: Jane Austen
12. "...to say that he is unlike Fanny is enough. It implies everything amiable. I love him already."
Author: Jane Austen
13. "This would be the way to Fanny's heart. She was not to be won by all that gallantry and wit and good-nature together could do; or, at least, she would not be won by them nearly so soon, without the assistance of sentiment and feeling, and seriousness on serious subjects."
Author: Jane Austen
14. "Fanny Price was at this time just ten years old, and though there might not be much in her first appearance to captivate, there was, at least, nothing to disgust her relations. She was small of her age, with no glow of complexion, nor any other striking beauty; exceedingly timid and shy, and shrinking from notice; but her air, though awkward, was not vulgar, her voice was sweet, and when she spoke her countenance was pretty. Sir Thomas and Lady Bertram received her very kindly; and Sir Thomas, seeing how much she needed encouragement, tried to be all that was conciliating: but he had to work against a most untoward gravity of deportment; and Lady Bertram, without taking half so much trouble, or speaking one word where he spoke ten, by the mere aid of a good-humoured smile, became immediately the less awful character of the two."
Author: Jane Austen
15. "Fanny! You are killing me!""No man dies of love but on the stage, Mr. Crawford."
Author: Jane Austen
16. "I think the man who could often quarrel with Fanny," said Edmund affectionately, "must be beyond the reach of any sermons."
Author: Jane Austen
17. "That you seemed almost as fearful of notice and praise as other women were of neglect. (Edmund to Fanny)"
Author: Jane Austen
18. "I purposefully abstain from dates on this occasion,that very one may be liberty to fix their own,aware that the cure of unconquerable passions,and the transfer of unchanging attachments,must vary much as to time in different people.---I only entreat every body to believe that exactly at the time when it was quite natural that it should be so, and not a week earlier,Edmund did cease to care about Miss Crawford, and become anxious to marry Fanny,as Fanny herself could desire."
Author: Jane Austen
19. "So I pull Tifanny closer, kiss the hard spot between her perfectly plucked eyebrows, and after a deep breath, I say, "I think I need you too."
Author: Matthew Quick
20. "Yeah, I got the instructions straight from Seoras. That and a bunch of smart-ass comments about my education being sadly lacking and something about not knowing my arse from my ear or my elbow, and also something about me being a fanny, and I don't know what the hell that means.""Fanny? Like a girl's name?""I don't think so . . ."
Author: P.C. Cast
21. "Mr Mowett,' called Stephen in the pause while the table was clearing to make room for the pudding, and pudding-wine—in this case Frontignan and Canary—was handing about, 'you were telling me about your publishers.'    'Yes, sir: I was about to say that they were the most hellish procrastinators—'    'Oh how dreadful,' cried Fanny. 'Do they go to—to special houses, or do they ...'    'He means they delay,' said Babbington.    'Oh."
Author: Patrick O'Brian
22. "I didn't think I'd end up divorced with three kids and a bucket fanny, but there you go."
Author: Robert Bryndza
23. "Mr Hawkins said nothing; the Hawkins' domestic affairs were arranged upon the principle that Fanny supplied the talk and he the silence."
Author: Susanna Clarke
24. "Marry. Fanny was having all the time what I experienced only the once with Colonel Birch in the orchard. I had my fame to comfort me, and the money it brought in, but that only went so far. I could not hate Fanny, for it were my fault she was crippled. But I could not ever feel friendly towards her nor comfortable round her. That was the case with many people in Lyme. I had come unstuck. I would never be a lady like the Philpots—no one would ever call me Miss Mary. I would be plain Mary Anning. Yet"
Author: Tracy Chevalier
25. "When you asked me to speak about women and fiction I sat down on the banks of a river and began to wonder what the words meant. They might mean simply a few remarks about Fanny Burney; a few more about Jane Austen; a tribute to the Brontes and a sketch of Haworth Parsonage under snow, some witticisms if possible about Miss Mitford; a respectful allusion to George Eliot; a reference to Mrs Gaskell and one would have done."
Author: Virginia Woolf
26. "The best sex education for kids is when Daddy pats Mommy on the fanny when he comes home from work."
Author: William Masters

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