Saki (Hector Hugh Munro) Quotes

Great Socialist statesmen aren’t made, they’re stillborn.

In baiting a mousetrap with cheese, always leave room for the mouse.

Addresses are given to us to conceal our whereabouts.

The look a foundered camel gives when the caravan moves on and leaves it to its fate.

All decent people live beyond their incomes; those who aren’t respectable live beyond other people’s; a few gifted individuals manage to do both.

A little inaccuracy sometimes saves tons 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.

It was during the debate on the Foreign Office vote that Stringham made his great remark that ‘the people of Crete unfortunately make more history than they can consume locally.’ It was not brilliant, but it came in the middle of a dull speech, and the House was quite pleased with it. Old gentlemen with […]

The cook was a good cook, as cooks go; and as cooks go she went.

No one can be an unbeliever nowadays. The Christian apologists have left one nothing to disbelieve.