E. L. James Quotes



Best 30 Quotes by E. L. James

“All a writer wants is to be read, and people are so flattering and lovely. I mean, there are witches out there as well. But most are so kind.”

“Everyone's clamoring for the fourth book in the 'Fifty Shades' trilogy, which makes me laugh.

Just the part of 'a fourth book in trilogy' that makes me laugh, not the clamoring for the next book.”

“God forbid that women have fantasies.”

“I came up with a story and I wrote it.”

“I never set out to do this – getting to No. 1 in the 'New York Times' bestseller list wasn't even a pipedream.”

“I really like clever men who challenge you.”

“I see myself as a storyteller.”

“I think women love a passionate love story.”

“I value my anonymity. I'm happy to come in on the tube or the train and watch other people reading 'Fifty Shades'.”

“I'm not a great writer.”

“I've set the bar quite high in terms of storytelling.”

“If you've been married for 400 years, as I have, it's nice to experience first love again and you can vicariously through a book.”

“Once you're in charge of your job, your house, your children, getting the food on the table, doing all of this, all of the time, it'd be nice for someone else to be in charge for a bit maybe.”

“Women basically want the same thing – a good passionate story, a great fantasy – and for our partners to do the laundry and the washing up.”

“Write for yourself. That's it. And write every day.”

Fifty Shades Darker Quotes

“I don't know whether to worship at your feet or spank the living sh*t out of you.”

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“I don’t know whether there are any really pretty novels. All of the motives a human being may have, which are mixed, that’s the novelists’ material.

We like to think of ourselves as really, really good people. But look in the mirror. Really look. Look at your own mixed motives. And then multiply that.”


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Fifty Shades Freed Quotes

“Christian, you are the state lottery, the cure for cancer, and the three wishes from Aladdin's lamp all rolled into one.”

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“I want your world to begin and end with me.”

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Fifty Shades of Grey Quotes

“Don't get your panties in such a twist... and give me back mine.”

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“Firstly, I don’t make love. I f*ck… hard.”

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“I am going to have coffee with Christian Grey... and I hate coffee.”

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“I want you sore, baby, he murmurs, and he continues his sweet, leisurely torment, backward, forward.

Every time you move tomorrow, I want you to be reminded that I’ve been here. Only me. You are mine.”

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“I've kissed a prince, Mom. I hope it doesn't turn into a frog.”

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“Men aren't really complicated, Ana, honey. They are very simple, literal creatures. They usually mean what they say.

And we spend hours trying to analyze what they've said – when really it's obvious. If I were you, I'd take him literally. That might help.”

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“Never trust a man who can dance.”

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“Oh, f*ck the paperwork”

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“Sometimes I wonder if there's something wrong with me. Perhaps I've spent too long in the company of my literary romantic heroes, and consequently my ideals and expectations are far too high.”

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“You have to kiss a lot of frogs before you find your prince.”

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“Tranquillity is contagious, peace is contagious. One only thinks of the contagiousness of illness, but there is the contagion of serenity and joy.”


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