Dorothy L. Sayers Quotes

"In fact, there is perhaps only one human being in a thousand who is passionately interested in his job for the job's sake. The difference is that if that one person in a thousand is a man, we say, simply, that he is passionately keen on his job; if she is a woman, we say she is a freak."

"But that's men all over ... Poor dears, they can't help it. They haven't got logical minds."

"Wherever you find a great man, you will find a great mother or a great wife standing behind him -- or so they used to say. It would be interesting to know how many great women have had great fathers and husbands behind them."

"He was being about as protective as a can-opener."

"What we ask is to be human individuals, however peculiar and unexpected. It is no good saying: "You are a little girl and therefore you ought to like dolls"; if the answer is, "But I don't," there is no more to be said."

"Time and trouble will tame an advanced young woman, but an advanced old woman is uncontrollable by any earthly force."

"Oh, well, faint heart never won so much as a scrap of paper"