Quotes

11 November 2014
We schoolmasters must temper discretion with deceit.
11 November 2014
All this fuss about sleeping together. For physical pleasure I'd sooner go to my dentist any day.
11 November 2014
You never find an Englishman among the under-dogs—except in England, of course.
11 November 2014
One forgets words as one forgets names. One's vocabulary needs constant fertilizing or it will die.
11 November 2014
The impersonal insensitive friendliness which takes the place of ceremony in that land of waifs and strays.
11 November 2014
The human mind is inspired enough when it comes to inventing horrors; it is when it tries to invent a Heaven that it shows itself cloddish.
11 November 2014
News is what a chap who doesn't care much about anything wants to read. And it's only news until he's read it. After that it's dead.
11 November 2014
If we can't stamp out literature in the country, we can at least stop its being brought in from outside.
11 November 2014
We can trace almost all the disasters of English history to the influence of Wales.
11 November 2014
In the dying world I come from quotation is a national vice. It used to be the classics, now it's lyric verse.

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