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Wodehouse voksfigur
(Basert på et bilde av voksfiguren av Wodehouse på Dulwich College)



Wodehouse-sitater (2)

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"There was an infinite sadness in Monty Bodkin's gaze.
He looked like a male Mona Lisa."

Heavy Weather (1933)




Plums


"He’s absent-minded, isn't he?"
"Yes, I think one could fairly call him that. If he has a mind, it is very seldom there"

Pigs Have Wings (1952)




"He became quite a popular pet with the gnats. They'd hang round waiting for him to come out,
and would give perfectly good strollers the miss-in-baulk just so as to be in good condition for him."

Helping Freddie / My Man Jeeves (1911)




"He gave a snort which nearly upset a vase on the mantelpiece."

The Inimitable Jeeves (1923)




"Chumps always make the best husbands. When you marry, Sally, grab a chump.
Tap his head first, and if it rings solid, don't hesitate.
All the unhappy marriages come from husbands having brains.
What good are brains to a man? They only unsettle him."

Doctor Sally (1932)




"Five years of assistant-directing had so sapped Montrose's morale that nowadays
he frequently found himself starting up and apologizing in his sleep."

Monkey Business / Blandings Castle and Elsewhere (1935)




"Slowly, fading off across hill and dale, the vast bellow died away.
And suddenly, as it died, another, softer sound succeeded it.
A sort of gulpy, gurgly, plobby, squishy, wofflesome sound, like a thousand eager men
drinking soup in a foreign restaurant. And, as he heard it, Lord Emsworth uttered a cry of rapture.
The Empress was feeding."

Blandings Castle (1935)




"I’ve just become a Socialist. It’s a great scheme. You ought to be one.
You work for the equal distribution of property and start by collaring all you can and sitting on it."

Mike (1909)




“It isn't often that Aunt Dahlia lets her angry passions rise, but when she does, strong men
climb trees and pull them up after them.”

Right Ho, Jeeves (1934)




"Bill, I said, I'll tell you something about your home surroundings.
In the summer the river is at the bottom of your garden, and in the winter your garden
is at the bottom of the river."

Ring for Jeeves (1963)




"With the brains of a peahen, and one whose mental growth had been retarded
by being dropped on its head when just out of the egg"

Full Moon (1947)




"Cats, as a class, have never completely got over the snootiness caused by the fact that
in Ancient Egypt they were worshipped as gods."

The Story of Webster, Mulliner Nights (1933)




"Muriel (the persian cat) had left the room in the wake of the breakfast tray, being anxious
to be present at the obsequies of a fried sole which had formed Lady Ann's simple meal ..."

Something Fresh (1915)




"...and all that was left of the mob-scene was the head of a whacking big fish, lying on the carpet
and staring up at me in a rather austere sort of way,
as if it wanted a written explanation and apology."

The inimitable Jeeves (1923)




"As I sat in the bath tub, soaping a meditative foot and singing, if I remember correctly,
"Pale Hands I Loved Beside the Shalimar," it would be deceiving my public to say
that I was feeling boomps-a-daisy."

Jeeves and the Feudal Spirit (1954)




"He spoke with a certain what-is-it in his voice, and I could see that, if not actually disgruntled,
he was far from being gruntled, so I tactfully changed the subject."

The Code of the Woosters (1938)




"No wonder Freddie experienced the sort of abysmal soul-sadness which afflicts one of
Tolstoi's Russian peasants when, after putting in a heavy day's work strangling his father,
beating his wife, and dropping the baby into the city reservoir,
he turns to the cupboard, only to find the vodka-bottle empty."

Jill the Reckless (1922)




"Unseen, in the background, Fate was quietly slipping the lead into the boxing gloves."

Very Good, Jeeves (1930)




"It has been well said that an author who expects results from a first novel is in a position
similar to that of a man who drops a rose petal down the Grand Canyon of Arizona
and listens for the echo."

Cocktail Time (1958)




"If this is Upper Silesia, what must Lower Silesia be like?."

WW2 radiokåseri (1941)




"Old Bassett had been listening to these courtesies with a dazed expression on the map
- gulping a bit from time to time, like a fish that has been hauled out of a pond on a bent pin
and isn't at all sure it is equal to the pressure of events."

The Code of the Woosters (1938)




"He gave me a long, reproachful look, similar in essentials to that which a black beetle
gives a cook when the latter is sprinkling insect powder on it."

Jeeves and the Feudal Spirit (1954)




"Nature, stretching Horace Davenport out, had forgotten to stretch him sideways,
and one could have pictured Euclid, had they met, nudging a friend and saying.
"Don’t look now, but this chap coming along illustrates exactly what I was telling you
about a straight line having length without breadth."

Uncle Fred in the Springtime (1939)




"Good God Clarence. You look like a bereaved tapeworm. What's the matter?"

Heavy Weather - 1933




"Even at the Drones Club, where the average of intellect is not high,
it was often said of Archibald that, had his brain been constructed of silk,
he would have been hard put to it to find sufficient material to make
a canary a pair of cami-knickers"

"There was another throbbing silence,
broken only by the beating of two hearts and the wheezing of the bulldog,
who seemed to suffer a good deal in his bronchial tubes."

The Reverent Wooing of Archibald / Mr. Mulliner Speaking - 1929




"Coming down to first causes, the only reason why collisions of any kind occur
is because two bodies defy Nature's law that a given spot on a given plane
shall at a given moment of time be occupied by only one body."

Something Fresh (1915)




"Mac had many admirable qualities, but not tact.
He was the sort of man who would have tried to cheer Napoleon up
by talking about the Winter Sports at Moscow."

Summer Lightning (Fish Preferred) 1929




"Such good news about Vladimir Brusiloff."
"Dead?" said Cuthbert, with a touch of hope.

The Clicking of Cuthbert (1922)




"No novelists any good except me. Sovietski - yah! Nastikoff - bah! I spit me of zem all.
No novelists anywhere any good except me. P G Wodehouse and Tolstoi not bad.
Not good, but not bad. No novelists any good except me."

The Clicking of Cuthbert (1922)




It is too much to say that there was a dead silence.
There could never be that in any room in which Vladimir Brusiloff was eating cake.

The Clicking of Cuthbert (1922)




The two men parted with a distant nod. I beg your pardon?
Yes, you are right. Two distant nods.
It was always a failing of mine to count the score erroneously.

The Clicking of Cuthbert (1922)




"I killed him with my niblick", said Celia.
I nodded. If the thing was to be done at all, it was unquestionably a niblick shot.

The Clicking of Cuthbert (1922)




"Whatever may be said in favour of the Victorians, it is pretty generally admitted
that few of them were to be trusted within reach of a trowel and a pile of bricks"

Summer Moonshine (1938)




"..Jeeves smiled paternally. Or rather he had a kind paternal muscular spasm about the mouth,
which is the nearest he ever gets to smiling"

My Man Jeeves (1919)




" "Matter?" he said, inserting three Ms at the beginning of the word."

Ring for Jeeves - 1953/54




"He gaped at her, quivering in every limb. Jeeves had he been present,
would have been reminded of Macbeth seeing the ghost of Banquo."

Ring for Jeeves - 1953/54




" "Damn it all," he bellowed, "why shouldn't I groan"
I believe Rowcester Abbey is open for being groaned in at about this hour,
is it not? ..."

Ring for Jeeves - 1953/54




"One recalls the nostalgic words of the poet Kipling, when he sang
"Put me somewhere east of Suez, where the best is like the worst,
where there ain't no then commandments and a man can raise
a small bristly moustache."

Original:
Ship me somewhere East of Suez, where the best is like the worst
Where there aren't no Ten Commandments an' a man can raise a thirst

Ring for Jeeves - 1953/54




"At the age of eleven or thereabouts women acquire a poise and an ability to handle difficult situations
which a man, if he is lucky, manages to achieve somewhere in the later seventies."

Uneasy Money (1916/1917)




"From his earliest years there has always been something distinctive and individual about Gussie's timbre,
reminding the hearer partly of an escape from a gas pipe and partly of a sheep calling to its young
in the lambing season."

The Code of the Woosters (1938)




"Gussie and I, as I say, had rather lost touch, but all the same I was exercised about the poor fish,
as I am about all my pals, close or distant, who find themselves treading upon Life's banana skins."

Right Ho, Jeeves (1934)




"One is reminded of the words of the poet, which I have forgotten at the moment."

Bachelors Anonymous (1973)




"Haven't you met him?" said Gally.
"No," said Lord Emsworth, who never met anyone, if he could help it.

Plum Pie / Sticky Wicket at Blanding (1966)




"The sun broke through the clouds. Miss Weyder dimpled charmingly, ..."

How Kid Brady Joined the Press (1905-1907)





Wodehouse with cat





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For Wodehouse har det ikke vært noe syndefall, ingen " grunnleggende katastrofe". Hans figurer har aldri
smakt den forbudte frukt. De er fremdeles i Edens hage. Hagene rundt Blandings Castle er som den
opprinnelige hage vi alle er utstøtt fra.
... Wodehouse's idylliske verden kan aldri stivne. Han vil fortsette å frigjøre kommende generasjoner fra
fangenskap kanskje mer tyngende enn våre egne. Han har skapt en verden for oss å leve i og fryde oss i.

(Fritt oversatt etter originalsitat, Evelyn Waugh -1961)

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