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Dorothy L. Sayers Quotes

"The great advantage about telling the truth is that nobody ever believes it."

"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."

"The only sin passion can commit is to be joyless."

"Except ye become as little children, except you can wake on your fiftieth birthday with the same forward-looking excitement and interest in life that you enjoyed when you were five, "ye cannot enter the kingdom of God." One must not only die daily, but every day we must be born again."

"Time and trouble will tame an advanced young woman, but an advanced old woman is uncontrollable by any earthly force."

"She always says, my lord, that facts are like cows. If you look them in the face hard enough they generally run away."

"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."

"Every time a man expects, as he says, his money to work for him, he is expecting other people to work for him."

"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."

"If it were not for the war, this war would suit me down to the ground."

"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."

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