Quotes by P.G. Wodehouse

"There is no surer foundation for a beautiful friendship than a mutual taste in literature."
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"And she's got brains enough for two, which is the exact quantity the girl who marries you will need."
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"The voice of Love seemed to call to me, but it was a wrong number."
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"He had just about enough intelligence to open his mouth when he wanted to eat, but certainly no more."
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"There are moments, Jeeves, when one asks oneself, 'Do trousers matter?'"
"The mood will pass, sir."
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Books by P.G. Wodehouse

  • MY MAN JEEVES
  • 36,986 ratings
  • January 4th 2021

    (first published May 1st 1919)

  • MY MAN JEEVES
  • 36,986 ratings
  • January 7th 2021

    (first published May 1st 1919)

  • MY MAN JEEVES
  • 36,986 ratings
  • January 27th 2021

    (first published May 1st 1919)

  • MY MAN JEEVES
  • 36,985 ratings
  • December 29th 2020

    (first published May 1st 1919)

P.G. Wodehouse
  • P.G. Wodehouse

  • Date of birth: October 15, 1881
  • Died: February 14, 1975
  • Born: in Guildford, Surrey, England, The United Kingdom.

  • Description: Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse, KBE, was a comic writer who enjoyed enormous popular success during a career of more than seventy years and continues to be widely read over 40 years after his death. Despite the political and social upheavals that occurred during his life, much of which was spent in France and the United States, Wodehouse's main canvas remained that of prewar English upper-class society, reflecting his birth, education, and youthful writing career.

    An acknowledged master of English prose, Wodehouse has been admired both by contemporaries such as Hilaire Belloc, Evelyn Waugh and Rudyard Kipling and by more recent writers such as Douglas Adams, Salman Rushdie and Terry Pratchett. Sean O'Casey famously called him "English literature's performing flea", a description that Wodehouse used as the title of a collection of his letters to a friend, Bill Townend.Best known today for the Jeeves and Blandings Castle novels and short stories, Wodehouse was also a talented playwright and lyricist who was part author and writer of fifteen plays and of 250 lyrics for some thirty musical comedies. He worked with Cole Porter on the musical Anything Goes (1934) and frequently collaborated with Jerome Kern and Guy Bolton. He wrote the lyrics for the hit song Bill in Kern's Show Boat (1927), wrote the lyrics for the Gershwin/Romberg musical Rosalie (1928), and collaborated with Rudolf Friml on a musical version of The Three Musketeers (1928).

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