Wodehouse Quotations

Quotations from Michel:

In the matter of shimmering into rooms the chappie [Jeeves] is rummy to a degree.

My Man Jeeves (1919) 'Jeeves and the Hard-boiled Egg'


Golf ... is the infallible test. The man who can go into a patch of rough alone, with the knowledge that only God is watching him, and play his ball where it lies, is the man who will serve you faithfully and well.

The Clicking of Cuthbert (1922)


'Yes, sir,' said Jeeves in a low, cold voice, as if he had been bitten in the leg by a personal friend.

Carry On, Jeeves (1925)


'Didn't Frankenstein get married?' 'Did he?' said Eggy. 'I don't know. I never met him. Harrow man, I expect.'

Laughing Gas (1936)


A chap who's supposed to stop chaps pinching things from chaps having a chap come along and pinch something from him.

The Code of the Woosters (1938)


He felt like a man who, chasing rainbows, has had one of them suddenly turn and bite him in the leg.

Eggs, Beans and Crumpets (1940) ch. 5 'Anselm Gets His Chance'


It was the look which caused her to be known in native bearer and halfcaste circles as 'Mgobi-'Mgumbi, which may be loosely translated as She On Whom It Is Unsafe To Try Any Oompus-Boompus.

Money in the Bank (1946)


Ice formed on the butler's upper slopes.

Pigs Have Wings (1952)


It was a confusion of ideas between him and one of the lions he was hunting in Kenya that had caused A. B. Spottsworth to make the obituary column. He thought the lion was dead, and the lion thought it wasn't.

Ring for Jeeves (1953)


'I hate you, I hate you!' cried Madeline, a thing I didn't know anyone ever said except in the second act of a musical comedy.

Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves (1963)

Vladimir Brusiloff proceeded to sum up.

"No novelists any good except me. Sovietski-yah! Nastikoff-bah! I spit me of zem all. No novelists anywhere any good except me. P. G. Wodehouse and Tolstoi not bad. Not good, but not bad. No novelists any good except me."

The Clicking of Cuthbert (1922)

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