21 Quotes from Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine book by Gail Honeyman



Hello friends. This post is a collection of quotes from the book - Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman.

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is an uplifting story of an out-of-the-ordinary heroine whose deadpan weirdness and unconscious wit make for an irresistible journey as she realizes that the only way to survive is to open your heart.

Quotes

I have realized that I am completely uninterested in food. My preference is for fodder that is cheap, quick and simple to procure and prepare, whilst providing the requisite nutrients to enable a person to stay alive. - Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine, Chapter 1

There are days when I feel so lightly connected to the earth that the threads that tether me to the planet are gossamer thin, spun sugar. A strong gust of wind could dislodge me completely, and I’d lift off and blow away, like one of those seeds in a dandelion clock. - Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine, Chapter 1

I have always taken great pride in managing my life alone. I'm a sole survivor - I'm Eleanor Oliphant. I don't need anyone else - there's no big hole in my life, no missing part of my own particular puzzle. I am a self-contained entity. - Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine, Chapter 1

Mummy told me, years ago, that men go absolutely crazy for sausage rolls. The way to a man's heart, she said, is a homemade sausage roll, hot, flaky pastry, good quality meat. - Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine, Chapter 2

I feel sorry for beautiful people. Beauty, from the moment you possess it, is already slipping away, ephemeral. That must be difficult. Always having to prove that there’s more to you, wanting people to see beneath the surface, to be loved for yourself, and not your stunning body, sparkling eyes or thick, lustrous hair. - Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine, Chapter 3

The bond between a mother and child, it's ... how best to describe it ... unbreakable. The two of us are linked forever, you see - same blood in my veins that's running through yours. You grew inside me, your teeth and your tongue and your cervix are all made from my cells, my genes. [...] You were fermenting inside me for all those months, nice and cozy. However hard you try to walk away from that fact, you can't, darling, you simply can't. It isn't possible to destroy a bond that strong. - Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine, Chapter 4

If you're going to drink a cup of tea, why not take every care to maximize the pleasure? - Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine, Chapter 5

Mummy said that we were empresses, sultanas and maharanis in our own home, and that it was our duty to live a life of sybaritic pleasure and indulgence. Every meal should be an epicurean feast for the senses, and one should go hungry rather than sully one;s palate with anything less than exquisite morsels. - Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine, Chapter 7

Human mating rituals are unbelievably tedious to observe. At least in the animal kingdom you are occasionally treated to a flash of bright feathers or a display of spectacular violence. Hair flicking and play fights don’t quite cut the mustard. - Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine, Chapter 7

Sundays are dead days. I try to sleep as long as possible to pass the time but on summer mornings, it can be difficult. - Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine, Chapter 8

In my recent experience, the perfect man appears when you're least expecting it. Fate throws him into your path, and then providence ensures that you will end up together. - Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine, Chapter 9

I'm an atheist, and I'm not consumer oriented, so the midwinter shopping festival otherwise known as Christmas is of little interest to me. - Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine, Chapter 11

Blond hair and large breasts are so clichéd, so obvious. Men like Raymond, pedestrian dullards, would always be distracted by women who looked like her, having neither the wit nor the sophistication to see beyond mammaries and peroxide. - Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine, Chapter 11

My nails are always clean - clean nails, like clean shoes, are fundamental to self-respect. Whilst I am neither stylish nor fashionable, I am always clean; that way, at least, I can hold my head up when I take my place, however unexalted, in the world. - Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine, Chapter 12

Some people, weak people, fear solitude. What they fail to understand is that there's something very liberating about it; once you realize that you don't need anyone, you can take care of yourself. - Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine, Chapter 17

I find lateness exceptionally rude; it's so disrespectful, implying unambiguously that you consider yourself and your own time to be so much more valuable than the other person's. - Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine, Chapter 17

Although it's good to try new things and to keep an open mind, it's also extremely important to stay true to who you really are. - Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine, Chapter 21

I'd spent more in these last few weeks than I usually spent in a year. Social interaction, it appeared, was surprisingly expensive - the travel, the clothes, the drinks, the lunches, the gifts. Sometimes it evened out in the end - like with the drinks - but, I was finding out, more often than not, one incurred a net financial loss. - Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine, Chapter 23

Time only blunts the pain of loss. It doesn't erase it. - Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine, Chapter 23

There must be some piece of wiring left over in our brains, from our ancestors, something that means we can't help but stare into a fire, watch it move and dance, warding off evil spirits and dangerous animals ... that's what fire's supposed to do, isn't it? It can do other things too, though. - Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine, Chapter 23

Obscenity is the distinguishing hallmark of a sadly limited vocabulary. - Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine, Chapter 32



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