Hector Hugh Munro

[Saki] (1870-1916 / Sittwe)

Hector Hugh Munro Quotes

  • ''The sacrifices of friendship were beautiful in her eyes as long as she was not asked to make them.''
    [H.H. (Hector Hugh) Munro] Saki (1870-1916), Scottish author. Beasts and Super-Beasts, "Fur." Pseudonym oh Hector Hugh Munro.
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  • ''A little inaccuracy sometimes saves tons of explanation.''
    [H.H. (Hector Hugh) Munro] Saki (1870-1916), Scottish author. "Clovis on the Alleged Romance of Business," The Square Egg (1924).
  • ''Great Socialist statesmen aren't made, they're still-born.''
    [H.H. (Hector Hugh) Munro] Saki (1870-1916), Scottish author. Courtenay Youghal, in The Unbearable Bassington, ch. 13 (1912).
  • ''Children with Hyacinth's temperament don't know better as they grow older; they merely know more.''
    [H.H. (Hector Hugh) Munro] Saki (1870-1916), Scottish author. "Hyacinth," The Toys of Peace (1919).
  • ''We all know that Prime Ministers are wedded to the truth, but like other wedded couples they sometimes live apart.''
    [H.H. (Hector Hugh) Munro] Saki (1870-1916), Scottish author. Lady Caroline, in The Unbearable Bassington, ch. 13 (1912).
  • ''No one has ever said it, but how painfully true it is that the poor have us always with them.''
    [H.H. (Hector Hugh) Munro] Saki (1870-1916), Scottish author. Lady Caroline, in The Unbearable Bassington, ch. 7 (1912).
  • ''He spends his life explaining from his pulpit that the glory of Christianity consists in the fact that though it is not true it has been found necessary to invent it.''
    [H.H. (Hector Hugh) Munro] Saki (1870-1916), Scottish author. The Archdeacon, in The Unbearable Bassington, ch. 13 (1912). Said of De la Poulett; real name is H.H. (Hector Hugh) Munro.
  • ''Poverty keeps together more homes than it breaks up.''
    [H.H. (Hector Hugh) Munro] Saki (1870-1916), Scottish author. The Baroness, in "Esmé," The Chronicles of Clovis (1911).

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