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Stephen Fry
“I have written it before and am not ashamed to write it again. Without Wodehouse I am not sure that I would be a tenth of what I am today -- whatever that may be. In my teenage years, his writings awoke me to the possibilities of language. His rhythms, tropes, tricks and mannerisms are deep within me.
But more than that, he taught me something about good nature. It is enough to be benign, to be gentle, to be funny, to be kind.”
Stephen Fry

P.G. Wodehouse
“-'What do ties matter, Jeeves, at a time like this?'
There is no time, sir, at which ties do not matter”
P.G. Wodehouse

Douglas Adams
“Beauty doesn't have to be about anything. What's a vase about? What's a sunset or a flower about? What, for that matter, is Mozart's Twenty-third Piano Concerto about?”
Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt

P.G. Wodehouse
“everything is relative. you, for instance, are my relative.”
P.G. Wodehouse

P.G. Wodehouse
“[I'm] as broke as the ten commandments.”
P.G. Wodehouse

P.G. Wodehouse
“[He] saw that a peculiar expression had come into his nephew's face; an expression a little like that of a young hindu fakir who having settled himself on his first bed of spikes is beginning to wish that he had chosen one of the easier religions.”
P.G. Wodehouse

P.G. Wodehouse
“I mean, imagine how some unfortunate Master Criminal would feel, on coming down to do a murder at the old Grange, if he found that not only was Sherlock Holmes putting in the weekend there, but Hercule Poirot, as well." ~ Bertram "Bertie" Wooster”
P.G. Wodehouse, The Code of the Woosters

P.G. Wodehouse
“What a queer thing Life is! So unlike anything else, don't you know, if you see what I mean.”
P.G. Wodehouse, My Man Jeeves

P.G. Wodehouse
“As a dancer, I out-Fred the nimblest Astaire.”
P.G. Wodehouse

P.G. Wodehouse
“As a rule, you see, I'm not lugged into Family Rows. On the occasions when Aunt is calling Aunt like mastodons bellowing across premieval swamps and Uncle James's letter about Cousin Mabel's peculiar behaviour is being shot round the family circle ('Please read this carefully and send it on Jane') the clan has a tendency to ignore me. It's one of the advantages I get from being a bachelor - and, according to my nearest and dearest, practically a half-witted bachelor at that.”
P.G. Wodehouse, The Inimitable Jeeves

P.G. Wodehouse
“the supply of the milk of human kindness was short by several gallons”
P.G. Wodehouse

P.G. Wodehouse
“Sober or blotto, this is your motto: keep muddling through.”
P.G. Wodehouse, A Damsel In Distress

P.G. Wodehouse
“the ice was not only broken; it was shivered into a million fragments”
P.G. Wodehouse

P.G. Wodehouse
“Bicky rocked, like a jelly in a high wind.”
P.G. Wodehouse

P.G. Wodehouse
“you ever have that feeling when you step down onto a footstep that isn't there?”
P.G. Wodehouse

P.G. Wodehouse
“She gave me another of those long keen looks, and I could see that she was again asking herself if her favourite nephew wasn't steeped to the tonsils in the juice of the grape.”
P.G. Wodehouse, Plum Pie

P.G. Wodehouse
“It would take more than long-stemmed roses to change my view that you're a despicable cowardy custard and a disgrace to a proud family. Your ancestors fought in the Crusades and were often mentioned in despatches, and you cringe like a salted snail at the thought of appearing as Santa Claus before an audience of charming children who wouldn't hurt a fly. It's enough to make an aunt turn her face to the wall and give up the struggle.”
P.G. Wodehouse, Plum Pie

P.G. Wodehouse
“I suppose even Dictators have their chummy moments, when they put their feet up and relax with the boys, but it was plain from the outset that if Roderick Spode had a sunnier side, he had not come with any idea of exhibiting it now. His manner was curt. One sensed the absence of the bonhomous note.
...
Here he laid a hand on my shoulder, and I can't remember when I have experienced anything more unpleasant. Apart from what Jeeves would have called the symbolism of the action, he had a grip like the bite of a horse.
"Did you say 'Oh yes?'" he asked.
"Oh no," I assured him.”
P.G. Wodehouse, The Code of the Woosters

P.G. Wodehouse
“What with one thing and another, I can't remember ever having been chirpier than at about this period in my career. Everything seemed to be going right. On three separate occasions horses on which I'd invested a sizeable amount won by lengths instead of sitting down to rest in the middle of the race, as horses usually do when I've got money on them. ~ Bertram "Bertie" Wooster - The Inimitable Jeeves”
P.G. Wodehouse, The Inimitable Jeeves

P.G. Wodehouse
“I shuttered from hairdo to shoe-sole”
P.G. Wodehouse

Lynne Truss
“You should read Wodehouse when you're well and when you're poorly;when you're travelling, and when you're not;when you're feeling clever, and when you're feeling utterly dim. Wodehouse always lifts your spirits,no matter how high they happen to be already.”
Lynne Truss

P.G. Wodehouse
“Filled with a coward rage that dares to burn but does not dare to blaze, Lord Emsworth coughed a cough that was undisguisedly a bronchial white flag.”
P.G. Wodehouse, Blandings Castle

P.G. Wodehouse
“I started m-p-h-ing it homewards in a thrice”
P.G. Wodehouse

P.G. Wodehouse
“cats on hot bricks could take hints from me”
P.G. Wodehouse

P.G. Wodehouse
“I am Psmith. I sub-edit.”
P.G. Wodehouse

P.G. Wodehouse
“All roll and butter and a small coffee seemed the only things on the list that hadn't been specially prepared by the nastier-minded members of the Borgia family for people they had a particular grudge against, so I chose them. ~ Bertram "Bertie" Wooster - The Inimitable Jeeves”
P.G. Wodehouse

P.G. Wodehouse
“You can't go by what girl says, when she's giving you the devil for making a chump of yourself. It's like Shakespeare. Sounds well, but doesn't mean anything.”
P.G. Wodehouse

P.G. Wodehouse
“i gave a start as if goosed from behind”
P.G. Wodehouse

P.G. Wodehouse
“She came leaping towards me, like Lady Macbeth coming to get first-hand news from the guest-room.”
P.G. Wodehouse, Joy in the Morning

P.G. Wodehouse
“Yes, sir,' said Jeeves in a low, cold voice, as if he had been bitten in the leg by a personal friend.”
P.G. Wodehouse

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