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Jerome Klapka Jerome


  • paprimampibanerj3has quoted9 years ago
    Some people are too much the other way. I knew a fellow once whose natural tendency to laugh at everything was so strong that if you wanted to talk seriously to him, you had to explain beforehand that what you were going to say would not be amusing. Unless you got him to clearly understand this, he would go off into fits of merriment over every word you uttered. I have known him on being asked the time stop short in the middle of the road, slap his leg, and burst into a roar of laughter. One never dared say anything really funny to that man. A good joke would have killed him on the spot.
  • Tatiana Chabaniukhas quoted4 years ago
    This book wouldn’t elevate a cow. I cannot conscientiously recommend it for any useful purposes whatever. All I can suggest is that when you get tired of reading "the best hundred books," you may take this up for half an hour. It will be a change
  • Juliette Akimenkohas quoted7 years ago
    Nowadays we light a pipe and let the girls fight it out among themselves.
    They do it very well. They are getting to do all our work. They are doctors, and barristers, and artists. They manage theaters, and promote swindles, and edit newspapers. I am looking forward to the time when we men shall have nothing to do but lie in bed till twelve, read two novels a day, have nice little five–o’clock teas all to ourselves, and tax our brains with nothing more trying than discussions upon the latest patterns in trousers and arguments as to what Mr. Jones' coat was made of and whether it fitted him. It is a glorious prospect—for idle fellows.
  • Said Sadikhovhas quoted7 years ago
    What was it to her that her husband was a great philosopher? Great philosophy don't count in married life.
  • b6361114823has quoted2 years ago
    There is no fun in doing nothing when you have nothing to do. Wasting time is merely an occupation then, and a most exhausting one. Idleness, like kisses, to be sweet must be stolen.
  • b6361114823has quoted2 years ago
    There is no fun in doing nothing when you have nothing to do.
  • Juliette Akimenkohas quoted7 years ago
    The proverbial Englishman, we know from old chronicler Froissart, takes his pleasures sadly, and the Englishwoman goes a step further and takes her pleasures in sadness itself.
  • Juliette Akimenkohas quoted7 years ago
    Tears are as sweet as laughter to some natures.
  • Juliette Akimenkohas quoted7 years ago
    Bed–time at last comes, to save you from doing something rash, and you spring upstairs, throw off your clothes, leaving them strewn all over the room, blow out the candle, and jump into bed as if you had backed yourself for a heavy wager to do the whole thing against time.
  • Juliette Akimenkohas quoted7 years ago
    And oh, how beautiful she was, how wondrous beautiful! It was as some angel entering the room, and all else became plain and earthly. She was too sacred to be touched. It seemed almost presumption to gaze at her. You would as soon have thought of kissing her as of singing comic songs in a cathedral.
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