The Wisdom of Saki (H.H. Munro)

  • A little inaccuracy sometimes saves a ton of explanation.
  • I always say beauty is only sin deep.
  • 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.
  • Great Socialist statesmen aren’t made, they’re still-born.
  • He spends his life explaining from his pulpit that the glory of Christianity consists in the fact that though it is not true it has been found necessary to invent it.
  • You needn’t tell me that a man who doesn’t love oysters and asparagus and good wines has got a soul, or a stomach either. He’s simply got the instinct for being unhappy highly developed.
  • It’s no use growing older if you only learn new ways of misbehaving yourself.