Dorothy L. Sayers

(Dorothy Leigh Sayers)

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… facts are like cows. If you stare them in the face hard enough, they generally run away. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
A man goes and fights for his country, gets his inside gassed out, and loses his job, and all they give him is the privilege of marching past the Cenotaph once a year and paying four shillings in the pound income-tax. Military & Veterans
Every time a man expects, as he says, his money to work for him, he is expecting other people to work for him. Time ;Business, Commerce & Finance ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force ;Capitalism
I always have a quotation for everything - it saves original thinking Oratory, Discussion & Debate
The first thing a principle does is kill somebody. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
What is repugnant to every human being is to be reckoned always as a member of a class and not as an individual person. Minorities & Women
A continual atmosphere of hectic passion is very trying if you haven't got any of your own.
A human being must have occupation, of he or she is not to become a nuisance to the world.
As I grow older and older, And totter toward the tomb, I find that I care less and less, Who goes to bed with whom.
Death seems to provide the minds of the Anglo-Saxon race with a greater fund of amusement than any other single subject. Death
I always have a quotation for everything - it saves original thinking.
I love you - I am at rest with you - I have come home. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Romantic
If it were not for the war, this war would suit me down to the ground. War & Peace
Lawyers enjoy a little mystery, you know. Why, if everybody came forward and told the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth straight out, we should all retire to the workhouse. Truth
None of us feels the true love of God till we realize how wicked we are. But you can't teach people that - they have to learn by experience. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Religion & God
Paradoxical as it may seem, to believe in youth is to look backward; to look forward we must believe in age.
She always says, my lord, that facts are like cows. If you look them in the face hard enough they generally run away.
The English language has a deceptive air of simplicity; so have some little frocks; but they are both not the kind of thing you can run up in half an hour with a machine.
The great advantage about telling the truth is that nobody ever believes it. Truth
The only sin passion can commit is to be joyless.
There certainly does seem a possibility that the detective story will come to an end, simply because the public will have learnt all the tricks.
There's nothing you can't prove if your outlook is only sufficiently limited.
Those who make some other person their job... are dangerous.
Those who prefer their English sloppy have only themselves to thank if the advertisement writer uses his mastery of the vocabulary and syntax to mislead their weak minds.
Time and trouble will tame an advanced young woman, but an advanced old woman is uncontrollable by any earthly force. Time
Trouble shared is trouble halved.
Very dangerous things, theories.
While time lasts there will always be a future, and that future will hold both good and evil, since the world is made to that mingled pattern. Time ;Future

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