Jerome Klapka Jerome


Jerome Klapka Jerome Quotes

  • ''It is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of work to do. There is no fun in doing nothing when you have nothing to do. Wasting time is merely an occupation then, and a most exhausting one. Idleness, like kisses, to be sweet must be stolen.''
    Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927), British author. "On Being Idle," Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow (1889).
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  • ''The weather is like the government, always in the wrong.''
    Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927), British author. "On the Weather," Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow (1889).
  • ''It is in our faults and failings, not in our virtues, that we touch each other, and find sympathy.... It is in our follies that we are one.''
    Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927), British author. "On Vanity and Vanities," Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow (1889).
  • ''Angels may be very excellent sort of folk in their own way, but we, poor mortals in our present state, would probably find them precious slow company.''
    Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927), British author. "On Vanity and Vanities," Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow (1889).
  • ''I want a house that has got over all its troubles; I don't want to spend the rest of my life bringing up a young and inexperienced house.''
    Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927), British author. They and I, ch. 11 (1909).
  • ''I like work; it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours. I love to keep it by me; the idea of getting rid of it nearly breaks my heart.''
    Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927), British author. Three Men in a Boat, ch. 15 (1889).
  • ''I like work; it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours. I love to keep it by me; the idea of getting rid of it nearly breaks my heart.''
    Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927), British author. Three Men in a Boat, ch. 15 (1889).
  • ''It is always the best policy to speak the truth, unless of course you are an exceptionally good liar.''
    Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927), British author. Idler (London, Feb. 1892).
  • ''If you desire to drain to the dregs the fullest cup of scorn and hatred that a fellow human being can pour out for you, let a young mother hear you call dear baby "it."''
    Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927), British author. "On Babies," Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow (1889).
  • ''It is easy enough to say that poverty is no crime. No; if it were men wouldn't be ashamed of it. It is a blunder, though, and is punished as such. A poor man is despised the whole world over.''
    Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927), British author. "On Being Hard Up," Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow (1889).

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