Quotes from “Right Ho, Jeeves” by P. G. Wodehouse

Rukia Hollow
Rukia Hollowhas quoted4 years ago
What you want, my lad, and what you're going to get are two very different things.
Rukia Hollow
Rukia Hollowhas quoted4 years ago
“I don't suppose he has spoken to a girl for years. What a lesson this is to us, Jeeves, not to shut ourselves up in country houses and stare into glass tanks. You can't be the dominant male if you do that sort of thing. In this life, you can choose between two courses. You can either shut yourself up in a country house and stare into tanks, or
ksynonym
ksynonymhas quoted4 years ago
“You have such a great heart, such a fine soul. You are so generous, so unselfish, so chivalrous. I have always felt that about you—that you are one of the few really chivalrous men I have ever met.”
ksynonym
ksynonymhas quoted4 years ago
“I put the same construction on the thing. But why, Jeeves? Dash it all, she's just had nearly two months of me.”
“Yes, sir.”
“And many people consider the medium dose for an adult two days.”
ksynonym
ksynonymhas quoted4 years ago
“Oh, Gussie's coming, is he? Well, give him my love.”
“Very good, sir.”
“Yes, sir.”
“And a whisky and soda, and so forth.”
ksynonym
ksynonymhas quoted4 years ago
She was a pretty enough girl in a droopy, blonde, saucer-eyed way, but not the sort of breath-taker that takes the breath.
ksynonym
ksynonymhas quoted4 years ago
You will agree with me that he is not everybody's money.”
“There may be something in what you say, sir.”
“Cleopatra wouldn't have liked him.”
Цени мать
Цени матьhas quoted14 days ago
Get off the mark, on the other hand, like a scal­ded cat, and your pub­lic is at a loss. It simply raises its eye­brows, and can’t make out what you’re talk­ing about.

And in open­ing my re­port of the com­plex case of Gussie Fink-Nottle, Madeline Bas­sett, my Cousin An­gela, my Aunt Dah­lia, my Uncle Tho­mas, young Tuppy Glos­sop and the cook, Anatole, with the above spot of dia­logue, I see that I have made the second of these two float­ers.

I shall have to hark back a bit. And tak­ing it for all in all and weigh­ing this against that, I sup­pose the af­fair may be said to have had its in­cep­tion, if in­cep­tion is the word I want, with that visit of mine to Cannes. If I hadn’t gone to Cannes, I shouldn’t have met the Bas­sett or bought that white mess jacket, and An­gela wouldn’t have met her shark, and Aunt Dah­lia wouldn’t have played bac­carat.

Yes, most de­cidedly, Cannes was the point d’ap­pui.

Right ho, then. Let me mar­shal my facts.

I went to Cannes—leav­ing Jeeves be­hind, he hav­ing in­tim­ated that he did not wish to miss Ascot—round about the be­gin­ning of June. With me trav­elled my Aunt Dah­lia and her daugh­ter An­gela. Tuppy Glos­sop, An­gela’s be­trothed, was to have been of the party, but at the last mo­ment couldn’t get away. Uncle Tom, Aunt Dah­lia’s hus­band, re­mained at home, be­cause he can’t stick the
Tara Nivian-Beal
Tara Nivian-Bealhas quoted9 months ago
He was look­ing like a wolf on the steppes of Rus­sia which has seen its peas­ant shin up a high tree
Tara Nivian-Beal
Tara Nivian-Bealhas quoted9 months ago
Whether from some hered­it­ary taint, or be­cause he prom­ised his mother he wouldn’t, or simply be­cause he doesn’t like the taste of the stuff, Gussie Fink-Nottle has never in the whole course of his ca­reer pushed so much as the simplest gin and tonic over the larynx. And he ex­pects—this poop ex­pects, Jeeves—this wab­bling, shrink­ing, dif­fid­ent rab­bit in hu­man shape ex­pects un­der these con­di­tions to pro­pose to the girl he loves. One hardly knows whether to smile or weep, what?”
Tara Nivian-Beal
Tara Nivian-Bealhas quoted9 months ago
I mean to say, when you leave a girl and a man, each of whom has ad­mit­ted in set terms that she and he loves him and her, in close jux­ta­pos­i­tion in the twi­light, there doesn’t seem much more to do but start pri­cing fish slices.
So­mething at­temp­ted, some­thing done, seemed to me to have earned two-penn’orth of was­sail in the smoking-room.
I pro­ceeded thither.
Tara Nivian-Beal
Tara Nivian-Bealhas quoted9 months ago
The mak­ings were neatly laid out on a side-table, and to pour into a glass an inch or so of the raw spirit and shoosh some soda-wa­ter on top of it was with me the work of a mo­ment. This done, I re­tired to an arm­chair and put my feet up, sip­ping the mix­ture with care­free en­joy­ment, rather like Caesar hav­ing one in his tent the day he over­came the Ner­vii
hazelfernandes18
hazelfernandes18has quoted9 months ago
There is a time for study­ing beetles and a time for not study­ing beetles.
Антон Юркин
Антон Юркинhas quoted9 months ago
Come one, come all, the more the mer­rier, and sat­is­fac­tion guar­an­teed in every case.
hazelfernandes18
hazelfernandes18has quoted9 months ago
can just re­mem­ber grop­ing for the bed and crawl­ing into it, and it seemed to me that the lemon had scarcely touched the pil­low
hazelfernandes18
hazelfernandes18has quoted10 months ago
hit it off like ham and eggs
hazelfernandes18
hazelfernandes18has quoted10 months ago
com­plete dumb brick
hazelfernandes18
hazelfernandes18has quoted10 months ago
ara­lyses the vo­cal cords and re­duces the con­tents of the brain to cauli­flower
hazelfernandes18
hazelfernandes18has quoted10 months ago
Strain every nerve, Jeeves
Антон Юркин
Антон Юркинhas quoted10 months ago
Your tone shocks me. One raises the eye­brows.
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