21+ quotes from Summer Lightning by P.G. Wodehouse

Quotes from Summer Lightning

P.G. Wodehouse ·  272 pages

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“She looked like something that might have occured to Ibsen in one of his less frivolous moments.”
― P.G. Wodehouse, quote from Summer Lightning


“When you have been just told that the girl you love is definitely betrothed to another, you begin to understand how Anarchists must feel when the bomb goes off too soon.”
― P.G. Wodehouse, quote from Summer Lightning


“Hugo?’ ‘Millicent?’ ‘Is that you?’ ‘Yes. Is that you?’ ‘Yes.’ Anything in the nature of misunderstanding was cleared away. It was both of them.”
― P.G. Wodehouse, quote from Summer Lightning


“No love could stand up against the sight of me in a sailor suit at the age of ten. I”
― P.G. Wodehouse, quote from Summer Lightning


“He was the sort of man who would have tried to cheer Napoleon up by talking about the Winter Sports at Moscow.”
― P.G. Wodehouse, quote from Summer Lightning


“I don't get your drift."
"I will continue snowing.”
― P.G. Wodehouse, quote from Summer Lightning


“Experience, dearly bought in the days of his residence at the University, had taught him that when the Law gripped you with its talons the only thing to do was to give a false name, say nothing and hope for the best.”
― P.G. Wodehouse, quote from Summer Lightning


“Nature seems to unbutton its waistcoat and put its feet up.”
― P.G. Wodehouse, quote from Summer Lightning


“Lady Constance's lips tightened, and a moment passed during which it seemed always a fifty-fifty chance that a handsome silver ink-pot would fly through the air in the direction of her brother's head.”
― P.G. Wodehouse, quote from Summer Lightning


“He had reached that condition of mind which the old Vikings used to call Berserk and which among modern Malays is termed running amok.”
― P.G. Wodehouse, quote from Summer Lightning


“He stood looking at the detective like Schopenhauer’s butcher at the selected lamb.”
― P.G. Wodehouse, quote from Summer Lightning


“In fact, it seemed to him that he could almost hear the wedding bells ringing already. Then, coming out of his dreams, he realized that it was the telephone.”
― P.G. Wodehouse, quote from Summer Lightning


“Schopenhauer says that all the suffering in the world can’t be mere chance. Must be meant. He says life’s a mixture of suffering and boredom. You’ve”
― P.G. Wodehouse, quote from Summer Lightning


“Her eye was aflame, and she spoke like Cleopatra telling an Ethiopian slave where he got off.”
― P.G. Wodehouse, quote from Summer Lightning


“A more practised physiognomist would have been able to interpret that look. It was the one that butlers always wear when they have allowed themselves to be persuaded against their better judgement into becoming accessories before the fact in the theft of their employers’ pigs.”
― P.G. Wodehouse, quote from Summer Lightning


“She looked like something that might have occurred to Ibsen in one of his less frivolous moments.”
― P.G. Wodehouse, quote from Summer Lightning


“Of course I think so. Have you forgotten what I told you the other day?’ ‘Yes,’ said Lord Emsworth. He always forgot what people told him the other day.”
― P.G. Wodehouse, quote from Summer Lightning


“If you brought me Sue Brown or any other girl in the world on a plate with water-cress round her, I wouldn’t so much as touch her hand.”
― P.G. Wodehouse, quote from Summer Lightning


“Like most people who have made a defiant and dramatic gesture and then have leisure to reflect, he was oppressed by a feeling that he had gone considerably farther than was prudent. Samson, as he heard the pillars of the temple begin to crack, must have felt the same. Gestures are all very well while the intoxication lasts. The trouble is that it lasts such a very little while.”
― P.G. Wodehouse, quote from Summer Lightning


“Life in the country, with its lack of intellectual stimulus, has caused his natural feebleness of mind to reach a stage which borders closely on insanity. His”
― P.G. Wodehouse, quote from Summer Lightning


“And now into the space of a few hours he had crammed enough variegated lunacy to equip all the March Hares in England and leave some over for the Mad Hatters.”
― P.G. Wodehouse, quote from Summer Lightning


About the author

P.G. Wodehouse
Born place: in Guildford, Surrey, England, The United Kingdom
Born date October 15, 1881
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