like colour TV
is all there
in black and white” Monty Python
Quotes, Aphorisms, Laws, and Thoughts Слава Україні!
Five quotes by H.H. Munro (Saki)
Hector Hugh Munro (December 18, 1870 - November 13, 1916), better known by the pen name Saki, was a British writer, whose witty and sometimes macabre stories satirised Edwardian society and culture. He is considered a master of the short story and is often compared to O. Henry and Dorothy Parker. His tales feature delicately drawn characters and finely judged narratives. 'The Open Window' may be his most famous, with a closing line ('Romance at short notice was her speciality') that has entered the lexicon.
A little inaccuracy sometimes saves a ton of explanation. [+]
A woman who takes her husband about with her everywhere is like a cat that goes on playing with a mouse long after she's killed it. [+]
People talk vaguely about the innocence of a little child, but they take mighty good care not to let it out of their sight for twenty minutes. [+]
The people of Crete unfortunately make more history than they can consume locally. [+]
The author info is from Wikipedia, licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
5,386,040 visitors since March 23rd, 2001
Compiled and edited byLuis de Avendaño
Comments, amendments, suggestions and corrections to
This page layout was last updated on Sunday, June 5th, 2022 at 5:01pm CEST (Europe/Madrid)
Section 30(1) of the UK Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 allows “fair dealing” with a copyright work for the purpose of criticism or review, provided that it is accompanied by a sufficient acknowledgement. Under the fair use doctrine of the U.S. copyright statute, it is permissible to use limited portions of a work including quotes, for purposes such as commentary, criticism, news reporting, and scholarly reports. There are no legal rules permitting the use of a specific number of words, a certain number of musical notes, or percentages of a work. Whether a particular use qualifies as fair use depends on all the circumstances. See Circular 21 and FL 102. (From the US Copyright Office FAQ.)