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The fascination of shooting as a sport depends almost
by P. G. Wodehouse

The fascination of shooting as a sport depends almost
wholly on whether you are at the right or wrong end of the gun.
- P. G. Wodehouse

Golf, like measles, should be caught young.
- P. G. Wodehouse

Success comes to a writer as a rule,
so gradually that it is always something of a shock
to him to look back and realize the heights to which he has climbed.
- P. G. Wodehouse

I know I was writing stories when I was five.
I don't know what I did before that.
Just loafed I suppose.
- P. G. Wodehouse

 

She looked as if she had been poured into her clothes
and had forgotten to say "when."
- P. G. Wodehouse

Memories are like mulligatawny soup in a cheap restaurant.
It is best not to stir them.
- P. G. Wodehouse

Her pupils were at once her salvation and her despair.
They gave her the means of supporting life,
but they made life hardly worth supporting.
- P. G. Wodehouse

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It was my Uncle George who discovered that alcohol
was a food well in advance of modern medical thought.
- P. G. Wodehouse

I could see that, if not actually disgruntled,
he was far from being gruntled.
- P. G. Wodehouse

Few of them were to be trusted within reach of a trowel and a pile of bricks.
- P. G. Wodehouse

Every author really wants to have letters printed in the papers.
Unable to make the grade, he drops down a rung of the
ladder and writes novels.
- P. G. Wodehouse

Has anybody ever seen a dramatic critic in the daytime? Of course not.
They come out after dark, up to no good.
- P. G. Wodehouse

The least thing upset him on the links.
He missed short putts because of the uproar of the
butterflies in the adjoining meadows.
- P. G. Wodehouse

There is only one cure for gray hair.
It was invented by a Frenchman.
It is called the guillotine.
- P. G. Wodehouse

She had a penetrating sort of laugh.
Rather like a train going into a tunnel.
- P. G. Wodehouse

Flowers are happy things.
- P. G. Wodehouse

I just sit at a typewriter and curse a bit.
- P. G. Wodehouse

Sudden success in golf is like the sudden acquisition of wealth.
It is apt to unsettle and deteriorate the character.
- P. G. Wodehouse

To find a man's true character, play golf with him.
- P. G. Wodehouse

He was white and shaken, like a dry martini.
- P. G. Wodehouse

It is a good rule in life never to apologize.
The right sort of people do not want apologies,
and the wrong sort take a mean advantage of them.
- P. G. Wodehouse

He was a tubby little chap who looked as if he had
been poured into his clothes and had forgotten to say "when!"
- P. G. Wodehouse

Why don't you get a haircut? You look like a chrysanthemum.
- P. G. Wodehouse

Golf...
is the infallible test.
The man who can go into a patch of rough alone,
with the knowledge that only God is watching him,
and play his ball where it lies, is the man who will
serve you faithfully and well.
- P. G. Wodehouse

Youth, large, lusty, loving -
Youth, full of grace, force, fascination.
Do you know that Old Age may come after you
with equal grace, force, fascination?
- Walt Whitman

Getting old is a fascination thing.
The older you get, the older you want to get.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

An early fascination with higher mathematics at the
university level blossomed into speculative thinking
that could provide a basis for dealing with economic issues.
- Lawrence R. Klein

I have this massive love for the whole culture of pop music.
It's my fascination, my ongoing passion.
- Siobhan Fahey

The ugly is very appealing to man.
It's instinct.
One shrinks from the ugly, yet wants to look at it.
There's a devilish fascination in it.
We extract pleasure from horror.
- Sonya Levien

Would Hamlet have felt the delicious fascination of
suicide if he hadn't had an audience,
and lines to speak?
- Jean Genet

To retain my fascination with chemistry,
I have had to change my research fields about every 10 years.
- Donald Cram

My family thought the fascination with acting was just another fad.
- Sean Bean

She's a reflection of my fascination with the diversity
of America she's totally normal in New York,
but a freak in Texas.
There are dozens of such clashes in America.
- Lee Child

But it kills me, this fascination with celebrities' personal lives.
- Calista Flockhart

Boredom is just the reverse side of fascination:
both depend on being outside rather than inside a situation,
and one leads to the other.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

I've always had a fascination for animals.
I loved watching them, and even then I thought of them
as beings rather than pets.
I call it a birth affect!
- Tippi Hedren

I think my fascination is less with genre figures than with writers in general.
- Eric Brown

I think she said I should seek help.
Something like that, but it was in much cruder terms.
And that I had a fascination with things coming out of people's mouths.
- Sam Raimi

When we fall asleep, we withdraw our awareness from
its hypnotic fascination with physical sensation,
thereby enabling us to listen with our now awakening sixth sense.
- Henry Reed

So I find the fascination, the love,
the incredible skill and everything to do with acting,
writing plays, and doing them, just darling.
Lovely.
I love actors.
- Patrick Macnee

The recent fascination, I think, reflects the shift
in approach by law enforcement officials to embrace
technology as wholeheartedly as the rest of the world.
- Jeffery Deaver

I didn't understand the American fascination with the Japanese schoolgirl.
No, I don't think I can, really.
- Chiaki Kuriyama

I will go to my grave in a state of abject endless
fascination that we all have the capacity to become
emotionally involved with a personality that doesn't exist.
- Berkeley Breathed

There's an incredible fascination for that and that
goes with violence and everything else in pictures.
- Bo Derek

I've always had a certain fascination.
It's basically paint what you know, and this is what I grew up with.
- Martin Mull

Every second is mapped out and he has this total childish
fascination with color and shapes and sequences.
- Meg White

The whole thing of weight, I guess it's because there
is a wider fascination we all have with weight.
- Daniel Day-Lewis

I think everyone has some fascination with what's outside our existence.
It's a constant journey to find the truth.
- Nicholas Lea

The process of delving into the black abyss is to me
the keenest form of fascination.
- H. P. Lovecraft

That was the day I began cutting classes and returning to TV tapings;
it ultimately led to a friendship with Johnny O,
and an increasing fascination and respect for what he did.
- Randy West

The long, cold Minnesota winters instilled in me a
fascination for exotic far off places;
I aspired toward a career in tropical diseases and world health problems.
- Peter Agre

The only thing I have never done is a Broadway play.
I'm not sure I have the discipline necessary to do a Broadway play.
I know it holds a fascination for certain actors.
- Bob Newhart

I'd like to put in a vote for the intrinsic fascination of science.
- Joshua Lederberg

There is another thing about a kid, if we all remember,
that you have an attraction to evil.
Evil is exciting and evil is interesting,
and plenty of kids have a fascination for it.
- Thomas Foran

All the fascination of King Solomon's Mines seems to
be behind those great mountains and this I may add
is a bit of advance work for mother,
an entering wedge to my disappearing from sight for
years and years in the Congo.
- Richard H. Davis

I remember Francis Bacon would say that he felt he
was giving art what he thought it previously lacked.
With me, it's what Yeats called the fascination with what's difficult.
I'm only trying to do what I can't do.
- Lucian Freud

Women are always complaining about men's fascination with breasts.
But what if men were absolutely indifferent to breasts?
What would women do then with these things that serve
one function once or twice in a lifetime,
and the rest of the time are just in the way?
- Jonathan Carroll

In America, they are paranoid about ruining the reputations
of people once they are dead and cannot answer back.
They have this fascination which to me seems cruel and morbid.
I do not want any part of it.
- Isabella Rossellini

I don't care to analyze acting.
On the other hand there is a fascination because distributors
are putting out British films.
You get films here with great performances you'll never see again.
Why compare.
We should go after the businessmen.
- Tim Roth

I think a lot of developments start with the desire
of the developer to get what he really wants so that he can use it.
It's not just the technical fascination or the business opportunity.
- Ray Dolby

Whatever the medium, there is the difficulty,
challenge, fascination and often productive clumsiness
of learning a new method:
the wonderful puzzles and problems of translating with new materials.
- Helen Frankenthaler

That certainly is one approach to take.
My own is to acknowledge the inner child and try to
work with my first fascination with science fiction.
I have tried to build on its idea content and narrative
drive rather than to discard them.
- James Gunn

And indeed this theme has been at the centre of all my research since 1943,
both because of its intrinsic fascination and my conviction
that a knowledge of sequences could contribute much
to our understanding of living matter.
- Frederick Sanger

The peculiar fascination which the South held over
my imagination and my limited capital decided me in
favor of Atlanta University;
so about the last of September I bade farewell to the
friends and scenes of my boyhood and boarded a train for the South.
- James Weldon Johnson

Egypt, the Egypt of antiquity, at a later time,
exercised a mysterious fascination over me.
I recognized a picture of it immediately,
without hesitation and astonishment,
in an illustrated magazine.
- Pierre Loti

I've been doing TV for fourteen years,
and I've always had a fascination with the political business side.
It's ruled my life.
Ratings or no ratings have decided where I live,
who I work with, and how long I'll be doing that particular job.
- Charlotte Ross

Women are most fascinating between the ages of 35 and
40 after they have won a few races and know how to pace themselves.
Since few women ever pass 40, maximum fascination can continue indefinitely.
- Christian Dior

Americans are crazy.
They have this fascination with throwing their shoes on stage.
I've been to a lot of shows in me life,
some good and some bad.
But I was never moved to take off me shoes and throw it at the lead singer.
- Noel Gallagher

I had a birthday one night on a farm we were shooting on.
I walked into the tent, and there were 150 people waiting for me,
all wearing masks of my face.
- Stephen Hopkins

We put the Children to death...
by throwing them overboard and shooting out their brains in the water.
- George Percy

Paul is Starsky, and I met him before shooting.
He was very kind and encouraged us to go with what we wanted to do.
It was very sweet to see them back with the car after 25 years.
- Ben Stiller


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