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Dorothy L. Sayers

Read through the most famous quotes from Dorothy L. Sayers

Books... are like lobster shells, we surround ourselves with 'em, then we grow out of 'em and leave 'em behind, as evidence of our earlier stages of development.

— Dorothy L. Sayers

#character-development #growth #reading #character

A facility for quotation covers the absence of original thought.

— Dorothy L. Sayers

#quotations #thought #originality

Some people's blameless lives are to blame for a good deal.

— Dorothy L. Sayers

#conduct-of-life #double-standards #hypocrisy #morality #social-norms

For God's sake, let's take the word 'possess' and put a brick round its neck and drown it ... We can't possess one another. We can only give and hazard all we have.

— Dorothy L. Sayers

#jealousy #love #possessiveness #jealousy

I imagine you come across a number of people who are disconcerted by the difference between what you do feel and what they fancy you ought to feel. It is fatal to pay the smallest attention to them.

— Dorothy L. Sayers

#honesty #morality #sentiments #imagination

If it ever occurs to people to value the honour of the mind equally with the honour of the body, we shall get a social revolution of a quite unparalleled sort.

— Dorothy L. Sayers

#honour #integrity #mind #social-norms #truth

We've got to laugh or break our hearts in this damnable world.

— Dorothy L. Sayers

#life #lord-peter-wimsey #humor

A marriage of two independent and equally irritable intelligences seems to me reckless to the point of insanity.

— Dorothy L. Sayers

#intelligence #irritability #marriage #matrimony #recklessness

But that's men all over ... Poor dears, they can't help it. They haven't got logical minds.

— Dorothy L. Sayers

#logic #logical-thinking #men #satire #men

He was being about as protective as a can-opener.

— Dorothy L. Sayers

#protectiveness #men

About Dorothy L. Sayers

Dorothy L. Sayers Quotes

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Sayers once commented that Lord Peter was a mixture of Fred Astaire and Bertie Wooster which is most evident in the first five novels. J. In addition to the ingenious thinking in working out this analogy the book contains striking examples drawn from her own experiences as a writer and elegant criticisms of writers when the balance between Idea Energy and Power is not in her view adequate.

She is also known for her plays literary criticism and essays. She was also a student of classical and modern languages. However Sayers herself considered her translation of Dante's Divine Comedy to be her best work.

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