Handy Wodehouse Quotes To Brighten Your Day

Freddie experienced the sort of abysmal soul-sadness which afflicts one of Tolstoi'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 cupboard, only to find the vodka bottle empty.
  Jill the Reckless (1921)

"I hate you, I hate you!" cried Madeline, a thing I didn't know anyone ever said except in the second act of a musical comedy.
  Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves (1963)

She fitted into my biggest armchair as if it had been built round her by someone who knew they were wearing armchairs tight about the hips that season.
  My Man Jeeves (1919) 'Jeeves and the Unbidden Guest'

"You can't do shorthand, I suppose?"
"I don't know. I've never tried."
  Eggs, Beans and Crumpets (1940)  'A Bit of Luck for Mabel'

One half of the world doesn't know how the other three-quarters lives.
  The Code of the Woosters (1938)


6 thoughts on “Handy Wodehouse Quotes To Brighten Your Day

  1. Even at normal times Aunt Dahlia’s map tended a little towards the crushed strawberry. But never had I seen it take on so pronounced a richness as now. She looked like a tomato struggling for self-expression.
    Right Ho, Jeeves (1934)

  2. `What a curse these social distinctions are. They ought to be abolished. I remmeber saying that to Karl Marx once, and he thought there might be an idea for a book in it.’
    Quick Service (1940)

  3. My favouritest favourite is The Clicking of Cuthbert (all of it). For example:
    “Golf! You waste all your time playing golf. I admire a man who is more spiritual, more intellectual.”
    A pang of jealousy rent Cuthbert’s bosom.
    “Like What’s-his-name Devine?” he said, sullenly.
    “Mr Devine,” replied Adeline, blushing faintly, “is going to be a great man. Already he has achieved much. The critics say that he more Russian than any other yound English writer.”
    “And is that good?”
    “Of course it’s good!”

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