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Dorothy L. Sayers
June 13, 1893 - December 17, 1957
Nationality: British
Category: Author
Subcategory: British Author

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


Paradoxical as it may seem, to believe in youth is to look backward; to look forward we must believe in age.


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.


Those who make some other person their job... are dangerous.


A continual atmosphere of hectic passion is very trying if you haven't got any of your own.


Trouble shared is trouble halved.


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


I love you - I am at rest with you - I have come home.


There certainly does seem a possibility that the detective story will come to an end, simply because the public will have learnt all the tricks.


Death seems to provide the minds of the Anglo-Saxon race with a greater fund of amusement than any other single subject.


Very dangerous things, theories.


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.


A human being must have occupation, of he or she is not to become a nuisance to the world.


I always have a quotation for everything - it saves original thinking.


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.


While time lasts there will always be a future, and that future will hold both good and evil, since the world is made to that mingled pattern.


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


The only sin passion can commit is to be joyless.


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


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