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P.G. Wodehouse Quotes

Wallstreetatheist
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5/12/2012 5:21:52 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
I came upon this witty, brilliant English humoredian and grew to love his writing style and laconicity.

Thread's purpose: Post your favorite P.G. Wodehouse quotes below!

I'll start.

"It was my Uncle George who discovered alcohol was a food well in advance of modern medical thought." -P.G. Wodehouse
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5/12/2012 5:26:02 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
"He wore the unmistakable look of a man about to be present at a row between women, and only a wet cat in a strange backyard bears itself with less jauntiness than a man faced by such a prospect."

--Piccadily Jim
"Homo sum, humani nihil a me alienum puto." --Terence

"I believe that the mind can be permanently profaned by the habit of attending to trivial things, so that all our thoughts shall be tinged with triviality."--Thoreau
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5/12/2012 5:33:28 PM
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"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

#TRUTH
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5/12/2012 6:06:58 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
The most elegant fat joke:

"She looked as if she had been poured into her clothes and had forgotten to say 'when.'"
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5/12/2012 6:35:02 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Subtle wit is always one of the best weapons to use to disarm and to assault.
"Homo sum, humani nihil a me alienum puto." --Terence

"I believe that the mind can be permanently profaned by the habit of attending to trivial things, so that all our thoughts shall be tinged with triviality."--Thoreau
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5/12/2012 9:51:14 PM
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"Everything in life that's any fun, as somebody wisely observed, is either immoral, illegal or fattening."

P.G. Wodehouse
"I would die at the stake rather than change a semi-colon!"
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5/12/2012 11:09:34 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
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.

Great understatement^^
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5/12/2012 11:27:26 PM
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"And she's got brains enough for two, which is the exact quantity the girl who marries you will need."--The Adventures of Sally

"Don't blame me, Pongo,' said Lord Ickenham, 'if Lady Constance takes her lorgnette to you. God bless my soul, though, you can't compare the lorgnettes of today with the ones I used to know as a boy. I remember walking one day on Grosvenor Square with my aunt Brenda and her pug dog Jabberwocky, and a policeman came up and said the latter ought to be wearing a muzzle. My aunt made no verbal reply. She merely whipped her lorgnette from its holder and looked at the man, who gave one choking gasp and fell back against the railings, starting eyes as if he had seen some dreadful sight. A doctor was sent for, and they managed to bring him round, but he was never the same again. He had to leave the Force, and eventually drifted into the grocery business. And that is how Sir Thomas Lipton got his start.' "--Uncle Fred in Springtime
"Homo sum, humani nihil a me alienum puto." --Terence

"I believe that the mind can be permanently profaned by the habit of attending to trivial things, so that all our thoughts shall be tinged with triviality."--Thoreau
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5/13/2012 12:09:52 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
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.

-Jeeves and the unbidden guest
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5/13/2012 11:57:47 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/13/2012 12:09:52 PM, marcuscato wrote:
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.

-Jeeves and the unbidden guest

lol, I know the feeling
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5/14/2012 9:48:03 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/12/2012 5:33:28 PM, carpediem wrote:
"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

#TRUTH

One of my fav quotes.

I feel that non-jeeves based books(psmith,blandings,uncle fred) are much better than the ones which involve jeeves.I never really warmed up to jeeves but i've read almost every non-jeeves book by wodehouse.
Your thoughts/opinions?
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5/14/2012 9:50:37 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
"I just sit at a typewriter and curse a bit" -- Wodehouse describing his work.

"I always advise people to never give advice"

"He was a tubby little chap who looked as if he had been poured into his clothes and had forgotten to say "when!" " The world's first and best fat joke.
Give a man a fish, he'll eat for a day. Teach him how to be Gay, he'll positively influence the GDP.

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5/14/2012 9:51:07 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
...oh, someone else already posted the fat joke -_-
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