I’m keeping today’s post short and sweet in memory of one of my favourite authors who happens to have his birthday today – Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse, ‘Plum’.
The interesting thing about this first quote is that Wodehouse is trying to quote Shakespeare but in his own inimitable way. The Bard would probably have turned many times over in his grave, at the casual informality.
“As Shakespeare says, if you’re going to do a thing you might as well pop right at it and get it over.”– Very Good Jeeves, PG Wodehouse
And this one made me laugh out loud.
“It isn’t often that Aunt Dahlia lets her angry passions rise, but when she does, strong men climb trees and pull them up after them.”– Right Ho Jeeves, P.G. Wodehouse
Imagine climbing up a tree and pulling it up after you. Priceless!
Finally, this last one simply because it’s so HIM.
“What ho!” I said.– My Man Jeeves, PG Wodehouse
“What ho!” said Motty.
“What ho! What ho!”
“What ho! What ho! What ho!”
After that it seemed rather difficult to go on with the conversation.”
What’s your favourite Wodehouse book? Or a favourite quote?
You can read more about him here.
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