Monday, October 15, 2012

Had he lived beyond what the human body can endure today would have been the wonderful PG Wodehouse's 131st birthday. To celebrate: some of his best lines.

  • Unseen, in the background, Fate was quietly slipping the lead into the boxing-glove.
  • He got through the song somehow and limped off amidst roars of silence from the audience.
  • Few of them were to be trusted within reach of a trowel and a pile of bricks.
  • She had a penetrating sort of laugh. Rather like a train going into a tunnel.
  • I could see that, if not actually disgruntled, he was far from being gruntled.
  • He was a tubby little chap who looked as if he had been poured into his clothes and had forgotten to say "when"
  • 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.
  • "Yes, sir," said Jeeves in a low, cold voice, as if he had been bitten in the leg by a personal friend.

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