Dorothy L. Sayers

35Dorothy L. Sayers Quotes

British Author born on June 13, 1893, died on December 17, 1957

Dorothy Leigh Sayers was a renowned English crime writer, poet, playwright, essayist, translator, and Christian humanist. She was also a student of classical and modern languages... (source)

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

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. view quote

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

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

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. view quote

None of us feels the true love of God till we realize how wicked we are. But you can't teach people that - they have to learn by experience. view quote

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

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

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. view quote

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

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. view quote

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

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

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