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“There is no surer foundation for a beautiful friendship than a mutual taste in literature.”
P.G. Wodehouse
“And she's got brains enough for two, which is the exact quantity the girl who marries you will need.”
P.G. Wodehouse, Mostly Sally
“The voice of Love seemed to call to me, but it was a wrong number.”
P.G. Wodehouse, Very Good, Jeeves!
“He had just about enough intelligence to open his mouth when he wanted to eat, but certainly no more.”
P.G. Wodehouse
“There are moments, Jeeves, when one asks oneself, 'Do trousers matter?'"
"The mood will pass, sir.”
P.G. Wodehouse, The Code of the Woosters
“It is a good rule in life never to apologize. The right sort of people do not want apologies, and the wrong sort take a mean advantage of them.”
P.G. Wodehouse, The Man Upstairs and Other Stories
“He had the look of one who had drunk the cup of life and found a dead beetle at the bottom.”
P.G. Wodehouse
“Red hair, sir, in my opinion, is dangerous.”
P.G. Wodehouse, Very Good, Jeeves!
“At the age of eleven or thereabouts women acquire a poise and an ability to handle difficult situations which a man, if he is lucky, manages to achieve somewhere in the later seventies.”
P.G. Wodehouse , Uneasy Money
“I could see that, if not actually disgruntled, he was far from being gruntled.”
P.G. Wodehouse, The Code of the Woosters
“Everything in life that’s any fun, as somebody wisely observed, is either immoral, illegal or fattening.”
P.G. Wodehouse
“Freddie experienced the sort of abysmal soul-sadness which afflicts one of Tolstoy's Russian peasants when, after putting in a heavy day's work strangling his father, beating his wife, and dropping the baby into the city's reservoir, he turns to the cupboards, only to find the vodka bottle empty.”
P.G. Wodehouse , The Best of Wodehouse: An Anthology
“What ho!" I said.
"What ho!" said Motty.
"What ho! What ho!"
"What ho! What ho! What ho!"
After that it seemed rather difficult to go on with the conversation.”
Wodehouse, My Man Jeeves
“I'm not absolutely certain of the facts, but I rather fancy it's Shakespeare who says that it's always just when a fellow is feeling particularly braced with things in general that Fate sneaks up behind him with the bit of lead piping.”
P. G. Wodehouse, Jeeves and the Unbidden Guest
“She looked as if she had been poured into her clothes and had forgotten to say "when". ”
P.G. Wodehouse
“I always advise people never to give advice.”
P.G. Wodehouse
“A melancholy-looking man, he had the appearance of one who has searched for the leak in life's gas-pipe with a lighted candle.”
P.G. Wodehouse, The Man Upstairs and Other Stories
“If there is one thing I dislike, it is the man who tries to air his grievances when I wish to air mine.”
P.G. Wodehouse, Love Among the Chickens
“I know I was writing stories when I was five. I don’t remember what I did before that. Just loafed, I suppose.”
P. G. Wodehouse
“Unseen in the background, Fate was quietly slipping lead into the boxing-glove.”
P.G. Wodehouse, Very Good, Jeeves!
“Mike nodded. A sombre nod. The nod Napoleon might have given if somebody had met him in 1812 and said, "So, you're back from Moscow, eh?”
P.G. Wodehouse , Mike and Psmith
“I am not always good and noble. I am the hero of this story, but I have my off moments.”
P.G. Wodehouse, Love Among the Chickens
“It was one of those parties where you cough twice before you speak and then decide not to say it after all.”
P.G. Wodehouse
“The fascination of shooting as a sport depends almost wholly on whether you are at the right or wrong end of the gun.”
P.G. Wodehouse, The Adventures of Sally
“A certain critic -- for such men, I regret to say, do exist -- made the nasty remark about my last novel that it contained 'all the old Wodehouse characters under different names.' He has probably by now been eaten by bears, like the children who made mock of the prophet Elisha: but if he still survives he will not be able to make a similar charge against Summer Lightning. With my superior intelligence, I have out-generalled the man this time by putting in all the old Wodehouse characters under the same names. Pretty silly it will make him feel, I rather fancy.”
P.G. Wodehouse, Summer Moonshine
“Marriage is not a process for prolonging the life of love, sir. It merely mummifies its corpse.”
P.G. Wodehouse, The Small Bachelor
“There is only one cure for grey hair. It was invented by a Frenchman. It is called the guillotine.”
Wodehouse
“You would not enjoy Nietzsche, sir. He is fundamentally unsound.”
P.G. Wodehouse, Carry On, Jeeves
“If he had a mind, there was something on it.”
P.G. Wodehouse
“As we grow older and realize more clearly the limitations of human happiness, we come to see that the only real and abiding pleasure in life is to give pleasure to other people.”
P.G. Wodehouse, Something Fresh

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