Quotations by P. G. Wodehouse

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Born: Saturday, October 15, 1881
Died: Friday, February 14, 1975 (93 years old)
Profession: Writer
Nationality: English


Every author really wants to have letters printed in the papers. Unable to make the grade, he drops down a rung of the ladder and writes novels.
- P. G. Wodehouse
(Keywords: Letters)

Few of them were to be trusted within reach of a trowel and a pile of bricks.
- P. G. Wodehouse

Flowers are happy things.
- P. G. Wodehouse
(Keywords: Flowers)

Golf, like measles, should be caught young.
- P. G. Wodehouse
(Keywords: Golf)

Golf... is the infallible test. The man who can go into a patch of rough alone, with the knowledge that only God is watching him, and play his ball where it lies, is the man who will serve you faithfully and well.
- P. G. Wodehouse
(Keywords: God, Knowledge, Golf, Lies, Man, Play, Will)

Has anybody ever seen a dramatic critic in the daytime? Of course not. They come out after dark, up to no good.
- P. G. Wodehouse

He was a tubby little chap who looked as if he had been poured into his clothes and had forgotten to say "when!"
- P. G. Wodehouse
(Keywords: Clothes)

He was white and shaken, like a dry martini.
- P. G. Wodehouse

Her pupils were at once her salvation and her despair. They gave her the means of supporting life, but they made life hardly worth supporting.
- P. G. Wodehouse
(Keywords: Life, Despair, Salvation, Worth)

I could see that, if not actually disgruntled, he was far from being gruntled.
- P. G. Wodehouse
(Keywords: Being)

I just sit at a typewriter and curse a bit.
- P. G. Wodehouse

I know I was writing stories when I was five. I don't know what I did before that. Just loafed I suppose.
- P. G. Wodehouse
(Keywords: Writing)

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
(Keywords: Life, People, Apologies, Right, Want, Wrong)

It was my Uncle George who discovered that alcohol was a food well in advance of modern medical thought.
- P. G. Wodehouse
(Keywords: Food, Medical, Thought, Alcohol)

Memories are like mulligatawny soup in a cheap restaurant. It is best not to stir them.
- P. G. Wodehouse
(Keywords: Memories)

She had a penetrating sort of laugh. Rather like a train going into a tunnel.
- P. G. Wodehouse

She looked as if she had been poured into her clothes and had forgotten to say "when."
- P. G. Wodehouse
(Keywords: Clothes)

Success comes to a writer as a rule, so gradually that it is always something of a shock to him to look back and realize the heights to which he has climbed.
- P. G. Wodehouse
(Keywords: Success, Writer)

Sudden success in golf is like the sudden acquisition of wealth. It is apt to unsettle and deteriorate the character.
- P. G. Wodehouse
(Keywords: Success, Character, Wealth, Golf)

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
(Keywords: End, Right, Wrong)

The least thing upset him on the links. He missed short putts because of the uproar of the butterflies in the adjoining meadows.
- P. G. Wodehouse
(Keywords: Butterflies)

There is only one cure for gray hair. It was invented by a Frenchman. It is called the guillotine.
- P. G. Wodehouse
(Keywords: Cure, Hair)

To find a man's true character, play golf with him.
- P. G. Wodehouse
(Keywords: Character, Golf, Man, Play)

Why don't you get a haircut? You look like a chrysanthemum.
- P. G. Wodehouse







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