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. 

. xxxx

*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. 

   xxxx    .

*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……


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