Dorothy Leigh Sayers


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Dorothy Leigh Sayers (13 June 1893 – 17 December 1957) was a renowned English crime writer, poet, playwright, essayist, translator and Christian humanist. She was also a student of classical and modern languages. She is best known for her mysteries, a series of novels and short stories set between World War I and World War II that feature English aristocrat and amateur sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey, ... more »

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  • ''She always says, my lord, that facts are like cows. If you look them in the face hard enough they generally run away.''
    Dorothy L. Sayers (1893-1957), British author. Bunter, in Clouds of Witness, ch. 4 (1926).
  • ''Lawyers enjoy a little mystery, you know. Why, if everybody came forward and told the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth straight out, we should all retire to the workhouse.''
    Dorothy L. Sayers (1893-1957), British author. Sir Impey Biggs, in Clouds of Witness, ch. 3 (1926).
  • ''Time and trouble will tame an advanced young woman, but an advanced old woman is uncontrollable by any earthly force.''
    Dorothy L. Sayers (1893-1957), British author. Sir Impey Biggs, in Clouds of Witness, ch. 16 (1926).
  • ''Death seems to provide the minds of the Anglo-Saxon race with a greater fund of amusement than any other single subject.''
    Dorothy L. Sayers (1893-1957), British author. The Third Omnibus of Crime, introduction (1935).
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