Quotes by Sarah Waters

"I barely knew I had skin before I met you."

"The best thing to do was to brazen it out, throw your head back, walk with a swagger..."

"And perhaps there is a limit to the grieving that the human heart can do. As when one adds salt to a tumbler of water, there comes a point where simply no more will be absorbed."

"We have a name for your disease. We call it a hyper-aesthetic one. You have been encouraged to over-indulge yourself in literature; and have inflamed your organs of fancy."

"I felt that thread that had come between us, tugging, tugging at my heart - so hard, it hurt me. A hundred times I almost rose, almost went in to her; a hundred times I thought, Go to her! Why are you waiting? Go back to her side! But every time, I thought of what would happen if I did. I knew that I couldn't lie beside her, without wanting to touch her. I couldn't have felt her breath upon my mouth, without wanting to kiss her. And I couldn't have kissed her, without wanting to save her."

Books by Sarah Waters

  • Fingersmith
  • 88 ratings
  • October 1st 2002 by Riverhead Books
  • The Paying Guests
  • 75 ratings
  • September 16th 2014 by Riverhead Books

    (first published August 28th 2014)

  • Tipping the Velvet
  • 75 ratings
  • September 18th 2015 by Oberon Books

    (first published January 1st 2015)

  • Tipping the Velvet
  • 60 ratings
  • May 1st 2000 by Riverhead Books, U.S.

    (first published February 5th 1998)

  • The Little Stranger
  • 46 ratings
  • May 4th 2010 by Riverhead Books

    (first published April 30th 2009)

  • The Night Watch
  • 28 ratings
  • September 27th 2006 by Riverhead Books

    (first published February 2nd 2006)

  • Affinity
  • 22 ratings
  • January 8th 2002 by Riverhead Books

    (first published May 6th 1999)

Sarah Waters
  • Sarah Waters

  • Date of birth: July 21, 1966
  • Born: in Neyland, Pembrokeshire, Wales, The United Kingdom.

  • Description: Sarah Waters is a British novelist. She is best known for her first novel, Tipping the Velvet, as well the novels that followed, including Affinity, Fingersmith, and The Night Watch.Waters attended university, earning degrees in English literature. Before writing novels Waters worked as an academic, earning a doctorate and teaching. Waters went directly from her doctoral thesis to her first novel. It was during the process of writing her thesis that she thought she would write a novel; she began as soon as the thesis was complete.