House icon

Saki (Hector Hugh Munro): Quotes

And like every woman who has ever preached repentance to unregenerate youth, she dwelt on the sin of an empty life, which always seems so much more scandalous in the country, where people rise early to see if a new strawberry has happened during the night.

Reginald (1904) — Reginald’s Choir Treat

A beautifully constructed borsch, such as you are going to experience presently, ought not only to banish conversation but almost to annihilate thought.

Beasts and Super-Beasts (1914) — The Blind Spot