Dorothy L. Sayers Quotes

Dorothy L. Sayers Quotes: Once lay down the rule that the job comes first and you throw that job open to every individual, man or woman, fat or thin, tall or short, ugly or beautiful, who is able to do that job better than the rest of the world.
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Dorothy L. Sayers Quote: I have never yet heard any middle-aged man or woman who worked with his or her brains express any regret for the passing of youth.
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Quotes about Dorothy L. Sayers: The Christian faith is the most exciting drama that ever staggered the imagination of man-and the dogma is the drama ... The plot pivots upon a single character, and the whole action is the answer to a single central problem: 'What think ye of Christ?'... He was emphatically not a dull m an in his human lifetime, and if he was God, there can be nothing dull about God either.
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Quote about Dorothy L. Sayers: Trouble shared is trouble halved.
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Dorothy L. Sayers Sayings: To the average man, life presents itself, not as material malleable to his hand, but as a series of problems...which he has to solve...And he is distressed to find that the more means he can dispose of-such as machine-power, rapid transport, and general civilized amenities, the more his problems grow in hardness and complexity....Perhaps the first thing he can learn form the artists is that the only way of 'mastering' one's material is to abandon the whole conception of mastery and to co-operate with it in love: whosoever will be a lord of life, let him be its servant.
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Dorothy L. Sayers Saying: There is also one excellent reason why the veriest amateur may feel entitled to have an opinion about education. For if we are not all professional teachers, we have all, at some time or other, been taught. Even if we learned nothing-perhaps in particular if we learned nothing-our contribution to the discussion may have a potential value.
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Sayings about Dorothy L. Sayers: Passion's a good, stupid horse that will pull the plough six days a week if you give him the run of his heels on Sundays. But love's a nervous, awkward, over-mastering brute; if you can't rein him, it's best to have no truck with him.
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Saying about Dorothy L. Sayers: There is only one kind of wisdom that has any social value, and that is the knowledge of one's own limitations.
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Dorothy L. Sayers Quotes: The recognition of the truth that we get in the artist's work comes to us as a revelation of new truth. We did not know it before, but the moment it is shown to us, we know that, somehow or other, we had always known it.
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Dorothy L. Sayers Quote: Death seems to provide the minds of the Anglo-Saxon race with a greater fund of amusement than any other single subject.
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Quotes about Dorothy L. Sayers: We may argue eloquently that 'Honesty is the best Policy' - unfortunately, the moment honesty is adopted for the sake of policy it mysteriously ceases to be honesty.
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Quote about Dorothy L. Sayers: I think this co-operative scheme is an uncommonly good one. It's much easier to work on someone else's job than one's own - gives one that delightful feelin' of interferin' and bossin' about, combined with the glorious sensation that another fellow is takin' all one's own work off one's hands.
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Dorothy L. Sayers Sayings: Never think that wars are irrational catastrophes: they happen when wrong ways of thinking and living bring about intolerable situations ... the root causes of conflict are usually to be found in some wrong way of life in which all parties have acquiesced, and for which everybody must, to some extent, bear the blame.
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Dorothy L. Sayers Saying: Unlike music or poetry or painting, food rouses no response in passionate and emotional youth. Only when the surge of the blood is quieted does gastronomy come into its own with philosophy and theology and the sterner delights of the mind.
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Sayings about Dorothy L. Sayers: you can give it a long name if you like, but I'm an old-fashioned woman and I call it mother-wit, and it's so rare for a man to have it that if he does you write a book about him and call him Sherlock Holmes.
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Saying about Dorothy L. Sayers: We are much too much inclined in these days to divide people into permanent categories, forgetting that a category only exists for its special purpose and must be forgotten as soon as that purpose is served.
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Dorothy L. Sayers Quotes: None of us feels the true love of God till we realize how wicked we are. But you can't teach people that - they have to learn by experience.
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Dorothy L. Sayers Quote: The trouble is. . .that everybody sneers at restrictions and demands freedom, till something annoying happens; then they demand angrily what has become of the discipline.
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