15 Quotes from The Code of the Woosters book by P G Wodehouse

Hello friends. This post is a collection of quotes from the book - The Code of the Woosters by P G Wodehouse.

The Code of the Woosters involves Gussie Fink-Nottle, the soupey Madeline Bassett, old Pop Bassett, the unscrupulous Stiffy Byng, the Rev. H.P. Pinker, an eighteenth-century cow-creamer, and a liberal dose of the imperious Aunt Dahlia. There you have it: jolly good fun and grins galore! Jeeves once more to the rescue!


We are now in autumn - season of mists and mellow fruitfulness. - The Code of Woosters, Chapter 1

Slice him where you like, a hellhound is always a hellhound. - The Code of Woosters, Chapter 1

A thing I never know, when I'm starting out to tell a story about a chap I've told a story about before, is how much explanation to bung in at the outset. It's a problem you've got to look at from every angle. - The Code of Woosters, Chapter 1

If I had my life to live again, I would start it as an orphan without any aunts. [...] Look at the trouble they cause in the world. I tell you, and you may quote me as saying this - behind every poor, innocent, harmless blighter who is going down for the first time in the soup, you will find, if you look carefully enough, the aunt who shoved him into it. - The Code of Woosters, Chapter 2

The cup of tea on arrival at a country house is a thing which, as a rule, I particularly enjoy. I like the crackling logs, the shaded lights, the scent of buttered toast, the general atmosphere of leisured cosiness. - The Code of Woosters, Chapter 3

In the final analysis, disinclination to speak in public is due to fear of one's audience. We do not fear those whom we despise. The thing to do, therefore, is to cultivate a lofty contempt for those who will be listening to one. - The Code of Woosters, Chapter 3

I don't know if you have had the same experience, but a thing I have found in life is that from time to time, as you jog along, there occur moments which you are able to recognize immediately with the naked eye as high spots. Something tells you that they are going to remain etched, if etched is the word I want, for ever on the memory and will come back to you at intervals down the years, as you are dropping off to sleep, banishing that drowsy feeling and causing you to leap on the pillow like a gaffed salmon. - The Code of Woosters, Chapter 4

There are certain females whom one respects, admires, reveres, but only from a distance. If they show any signs of attempting to come closer, one is prepared to fight them off with a blackjack. - The Code of Woosters, Chapter 4

I tell you, there are no lengths to which a really loony collector will not go to secure a coveted specimen. - The Code of Woosters, Chapter 5

Good old blackmail! You can't beat it. I've always said so and I always shall. It works like magic in an emergency. - The Code of Woosters, Chapter 7

The heart bleeds. Yes, it bleeds profusely, and I suppose that all one can say is that one hopes that Time, the great healer, will eventually stitch up the wound. - The Code of Woosters, Chapter 8

About love. Have you ever brooded on it to any extent? I wonder if you have noticed a rather rummy thing about it - viz that it is everywhere. You can't get away from it. Love, I mean. Wherever you go, there it is, buzzing along in every class of life. Quite remarkable. - The Code of Woosters, Chapter 9

Everyone, I suppose, has experienced the sensation of comfort and relief which comes when you are being given the run-around by forces beyond your control and suddenly discover someone on whom you can work off the pent-up feelings. - The Code of Woosters, Chapter 10

On these occasions when individual interests clash, somebody has got to draw the short straw. You can't be expected to dish out happy endings all round - one per person, I mean. - The Code of Woosters, Chapter 11

These practical, self-made men have a long way of going straight to the point and avoiding side issues. - The Code of Woosters, Chapter 14

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