Gaudy Night has ratings and reviews. Meredith said: A couple of years ago I thought (as a gesture to God saying something like, “Hey, we don. 65 quotes from Gaudy Night (Lord Peter Wimsey, #12): ‘Wherever you find a great man, you will find a great mother or a great wife standing behind him While Peter is on a governmental mission, Harriet attends a reunion at Oxford and is recruited to find the author of a rash of vicious poison pen letters there.

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Return to Book Page. Preview — Gaudy Night by Dorothy L. Gaudy Night Quotes Showing of It would be interesting to know how many great women have had great fathers and husbands behind them. The great man, on the other hand, could marry where he liked, not being restricted to great women; indeed, it was often found sweet and commendable in him to choose a woman of no sort of greatness at all.


It nigjt fatal to pay the smallest attention to them.

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If we do not penalize false statements made in error, we open up the way for false statements by intention. And a false statement of fact, sayyers deliberately, is the most serious crime a scientist can commit.

But I should scrub floors very badly, and I write detective stories rather well.

I don’t see why saers feelings should prevent me from doing my proper job. If one could only invent them, like characters in books, it would be much more satisfactory to a well-regulated mind.

Suppose,” said Harriet, falling back on words which were not her own, “suppose one is cursed with both a heart and a brain? I’m quite sure that one never makes fundamental mistakes about the thing one really wants to do.

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Fundamental mistakes arise out of lack of genuine interest. In my opinion, that is. Yet there were those, still more unhappy, who envied even the ashy saltness of those dead sea apples. The proportions and relations of things are just as much facts as the things themselves.


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If I really wanted to be passionately embraced by Peter, I should dream of dentists or gardening. I wonder what unspeakable depths of awfulness can only be expressed by the polite symbol of Peter’s embraces?

I shall have to make him believe I only did it by looking fragile and pathetic at the viva. Say he sacrificed his professional honour for the women and children we hear so much about — but in the end it left him worse of. And they talked interminably and loudly.

Gaudy Night

From their bouncing mental health ordinary ill-balanced mortals shrank in alarm. Yet there were those, still more unhappy, who envied even the ashy saltiness of those dead sea apples. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.