As mentioned last week P . G. Wodehouse is the favorite author of many who understand and appreciate him. They keep exchanging quotes from happ www, just as those who love films like those of K L Sehgal talk even to strangers if they meet in theatres that specialise in screening them at least once a year. There was one such in Delhi as there may be in most cities.
Unfortunately both are falling in number. One such fan sent me many such quotes. I told him of a site where audiobooks read by volunteers,, .librivox.com, are available free.as their copyright expired. A few of the quotes are reproduced : I heard 19 of them at a stretch.
* There is only one cure for gray hair. It was invented by a Frenchman. It is called the guillotine.
*Memories are like mulligatawny soup in a cheap restaurant. It is best not to stir them.
*Few of them were to be trusted within reach of a trowel and a pile of bricks.
* I could see that, if not actually disgruntled, he was far from being gruntled. xxxx
*She had a penetrating sort of laugh. Rather like a train going into a tunnel.
*Sudden success in golf is like the sudden acquisition of wealth. It is apt to unsettle and deteriorate the character.
*The fascination of shooting as a sport depends almost wholly on whether you are at the right or wrong end of the gun.
*Has anybody ever seen a dramatic critic in the daytime? Of course not. They come out after dark, up to no good.
*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.
*The least thing upset him was the links. He missed short putts because of the uproar of the butterflies in the adjoining meadows.
*To find a man’s true character, play golf with him.
So on and on……