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Quotations by author » H. H. Munro
Burman born English Novelist and short-story Writer (under pseudonym Saki), 1870-1916
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A little inaccuracy sometimes saves a ton of explanation.
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A little inaccuracy sometimes saves tons of explanation.
Explanations
A woman who takes her husband about with her everywhere is like a cat that goes on playing with a mouse long after she's killed it
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Addresses are given to us to conceal our whereabouts.
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All decent people live beyond their incomes; those who aren't respectable live beyond other people's; a few gifted individuals manage to do both
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Beauty is only sin deep
Beauty
Confront a child, a puppy, and a kitten with a sudden danger; the child will turn instinctively for assistance, the puppy will grovel in abject submission, the kitten will brace its tiny body for a frantic resistance
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Find yourself a cup; the teapot is behind you. Now tell me about hundreds of things.
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Great Socialist statesmen aren't made, they're stillborn
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He is one of those people who would be enormously improved by death.
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His socks compelled one's attention without losing one's respect
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Hors d'oeuvres have always a pathetic interest for me; they remind me of one's childhood that one goes through wondering what the next course is going to be like - and during the rest of the menu one wishes one had eaten more of the hors d'oeuvres.
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I always say beauty is only sin deep.
BeautySin
I love Americans, but not when they try to talk French. What a blessing it is that they never try to talk English.
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I might have been a goldfish in a glass bowl for all the privacy I got
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I think she must have been very strictly brought up, she's so desperately anxious to do the wrong thing correctly
Doing Your Best
In baiting a mouse-trap with cheese, always leave room for the mouse
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People yield more consideration to a mutilated mealtime or a broken night's rest than ever they would to a broken heart.
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The cook was a good cook, as cooks go; and as cooks go she went
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The fashion just now is a Roman Catholic frame of mind with an Agnostic conscience; you get the mediaeval picturesqueness of the one with the modern conveniences of the other
Fashion
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