“She fitted into my biggest arm-chair as if it had been built round her by someone who knew they were wearing arm-chairs tight about the hips that season”
“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?”
“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.”
“There are moments, Jeeves, when one asks oneself, ‘Do trousers matter?'”
“The mood will pass, sir.”
“I could see that, if not actually disgruntled, he was far from being gruntled.”
This month will mark the 106th anniversary of the publication of P.G. Wodehouse’s first humorous piece. In honour thereof, we shall post a Wodehousean flash of wit every day throughout November. Behold the first:
“There is only one cure for grey hair. It was invented by a Frenchman. It is called the guillotine.”
Of him that hopes to be forgiven it is indispensably required that he forgive. It is therefore superfluous to urge any other motive. On this great duty eternity is suspended, and to him that refuses to practise it the throne of mercy is inaccessible, and the Saviour of the world has been born in vain.
— Samuel Johnson
We make men without chests and expect from them virtue and enterprise. We laugh at honour and are shocked to find traitors in our midst.
— C.S. Lewis