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22 of the best book quotes about compliments
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“You are absoloodle the best. For this I give you eleven out of ten.”
Bryce Courtenay
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The Power of One
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Karl von Vollensteen
Fiona Boxall
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“Never underestimate the power of a brilliant stylist.”
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“Aziraphale relaxed. ‘You know, Crowley,’ he said, beaming, ‘I’ve always said that, deep down inside, you’re really quite a—’ ‘All right, all right,’ Crowley snapped. ‘Tell the whole blessed world, why don’t you?‘”
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“Calvin said, “Do you know that this is the first time I’ve seen you without your glasses?” “I’m blind as a bat without them. I’m near-sighted, like father.” “Well, you know what, you’ve got dream-boat eyes,” Calvin said. “Listen, you go right on wearing your glasses. I don’t think I want anybody else to see what gorgeous eyes you have.”
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“He called you pretty,” he finally continued, his frown deepening. “That’s practically an insult, the way you look right now. You’re much more than beautiful.”
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″‘My friend,’ came the voice, ‘you’re a *very* find friend. You’ve helped all us folks on this dust speck no end. You’ve saved all our houses, our ceilings and floors. You’ve saved all our churches and grocery stores.‘”
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“Say she rail; why, I’ll tell her plain She sings as sweetly as a nightingale. Say that she frown; I’ll say she looks as clear As morning roses newly wash’d with dew. Say she be mute and will not speak a word; Then I’ll commend her volubility, and say she uttereth piercing eloquence.”
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“You should hear him talk. I think the rest of him is so small because his brain is so big.”
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“I can’t say sweet things. But you are beautiful.”
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″‘The young man is a genius,’ Grim is saying. ‘And I don’t use that word lightly.‘”
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“I could tolerate any form of cruelty better than kindness. Praise was a poison to me; I choked on it.”
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“Some people without possessing genius have a remarkable power of stimulating it. I confess, my dear fellow, that I am very much in your debt.”
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As for admiration, it was always very welcome when it came, but she did not depend on it.
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“You’re wonderful. Unique. I love you.”
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“She’s as bright as the morning. She corresponds to your description;it is for that I wish you to know her. She fills all your requirements.” “More or less, of course.” “No; quite literally. She is beautiful, accomplished, generous, and for an American, well-born. She is also very clever and very amiable, and she has a handsome fortune.”
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“Have I told you how hideous you look tonight?” Cardan asks, leaning back in the elaborately carved chair, the warmth of his words turning the question into something like a compliment. “No” I say, glad to be annoyed back into the present. “Tell me.” “I can’t.”
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“He’s flint, you’re tinder.”
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“You are, and always have been, my dream.”
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“I entered Excessive Modesty Mode. Nothing is stupider and more ineffective than Excessive Modesty Mode. It is a mode in which you show that you’re modest by arguing with someone who is trying to compliment you. Essentially, you are going out of your way to try to convince someone that you’re a jerk.”
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″‘Has anyone ever told you that you have a laugh that makes others want to laugh?’ ‘Doter, my neighbor, always says, ‘Miri’s laugh is a tune you love to whistle.‘”
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″‘How nice to meet you,’ cried Dodo. ‘You’re such an artist.‘”
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“I was always pleased around Edith and her sisters. They all thought I was pretty, all except Ellen, the baby, and she thought I was ‘beautiful’.”

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