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Dorothy L. Sayers Quotes

Dorothy L. Sayers Quote: “How fleeting are all human passions compared with the massive continuity of ducks.”
Dorothy L. Sayers Quote: “The only Christian work is good work, well done.”
Dorothy L. Sayers Quote: “Work is not primarily a thing one does to live but the thing one lives to do. It is, or it should be, the full expression of the worker’s faculties, the thing in which he finds spiritual, mental and bodily satisfaction, and the medium in which he offers himself to God.”
Dorothy L. Sayers Quote: “For the sole true end of education is simply this: to teach men how to learn for themselves; and whatever instruction fails to do this is effort spent in vain.”
Dorothy L. Sayers Quote: “To know one’s own limitations is the hallmark of competence.”
Dorothy L. Sayers Quote: “God wastes nothing – not even sin. The soul that has struggled and come through is enriched by it’s experiences, and Grace does not merely blot out the evil past but in the most literal sense “makes it good.””
Dorothy L. Sayers Quote: “Here be dragons to be slain, here be rich rewards to gain; If we perish in the seeking, why, how small a thing is death!”
Dorothy L. Sayers Quote: “A society in which consumption has to be artificially stimulated in order to keep production going is a society founded on trash and waste, for such a society is a house built upon sand.”
Dorothy L. Sayers Quote: “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.”
Dorothy L. Sayers Quote: “Man is never truly himself except when he is actively creating something.”
Dorothy L. Sayers Quote: “A facility for quotation covers the absence of original thought.”
Dorothy L. Sayers Quote: “Except ye become as little children, except you can wake on your fiftieth birthday with the same forward-looking excitement and interest in life that you enjoyed when you were five, “ye cannot enter the kingdom of God.” One must not only die daily, but every day we must be born again.”
Dorothy L. Sayers Quote: “Jesus Christ is the only God who has a date in history.”
Dorothy L. Sayers Quote: “Time and trouble will tame an advanced young woman, but an advanced old woman is uncontrollable by any earthly force.”
Dorothy L. Sayers Quote: “If men will not understand the meaning of judgement, they will never come to understand the meaning of grace.”
Dorothy L. Sayers Quote: “Learning and literature have a way of outlasting the civilization that made them.”
Dorothy L. Sayers Quote: “The people who hanged Christ never, to do them justice, accused Him of being a bore – on the contrary; they thought Him too dynamic to be safe. It has been left for later generations to muffle up that shattering personality and surround Him with an atmosphere of tedium.”
Dorothy L. Sayers Quote: “Advertise, or go under.”
Dorothy L. Sayers Quote: “If you want your own way, God will let you have it. Hell is the enjoyment of one’s own way forever.”
Dorothy L. Sayers Quote: “There is a universal moral law, as distinct from a moral code, which consists of certain statements of fact about the nature of man, and by behaving in conformity with which, man may enjoy his true freedom.”
Dorothy L. Sayers Quote: “Lord, teach us to take our hearts and look them in the face, however difficult it may be.”
Dorothy L. Sayers Quote: “To foment grievance and to set men at variance is the trade by which agitators thrive and journalists make money.”
Dorothy L. Sayers Quote: “If it were not for the war, this war would suit me down to the ground.”
Dorothy L. Sayers Quote: “That you cannot have Christian principles without Christ is becoming increasingly clear, because their validity as principles depends on Christ’s authority.”
Dorothy L. Sayers Quote: “Forgiveness is the one unpardonable sin.”
Dorothy L. Sayers Quote: “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.”
Dorothy L. Sayers Quote: “Don’t let the smallest chance slip by; you never know until you try.”
Dorothy L. Sayers Quote: “It is not the business of the church to adapt Christ to men, but men to Christ.”
Dorothy L. Sayers Quote: “I can’t think why fancy religions should have such a ghastly effect on one’s grammar. It’s a kind of intellectual rot that sets in, I’m afraid.”
Dorothy L. Sayers Quote: “I love you – I am at rest with you – I have come home.”
Dorothy L. Sayers Quote: “The great advantage about telling the truth is that nobody ever believes it.”
Dorothy L. Sayers Quote: “It is ridiculous to take on a man’s job just in order to be able to say that ‘a woman has done it – yah!’ The only decent reason for tackling a job is that it is your job and you want to do it.”
Dorothy L. Sayers Quote: “Britain possesses no climate, only weather.”
Dorothy L. Sayers Quote: “There’s nothing you can’t prove if your outlook is only sufficiently limited.”
Dorothy L. Sayers Quote: “He had the appeal of a very young dog of a very large breed – a kind of amiable absurdity.”
Dorothy L. Sayers Quote: “The sin of our times is the sin that believes in nothing, cares for nothing, seeks to know nothing, interferes with nothing, enjoys nothing, hates nothing, finds purpose in nothing, lives for nothing and remains alive because there is nothing for which it will die.”
Dorothy L. Sayers Quote: “I always have a quotation for everything – it saves original thinking.”
Dorothy L. Sayers Quote: “The best remedy for a bruised heart is not, as so many people think, repose upon a manly bosom. Much more efficacious are honest work, physical activity, and the sudden acquisition of wealth.”
Dorothy L. Sayers Quote: “There are crimes which the Law cannot reach.”
Dorothy L. Sayers Quote: “There certainly does seem a possibility that the detective story will come to an end, simply because the public will have learnt all the tricks.”
Dorothy L. Sayers Quote: “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.”
Dorothy L. Sayers Quote: “I admit it is better fun to punt than be punted, and that a desire to have all the fun is nine-tenths of the law of chivalry.”
Dorothy L. Sayers Quote: “There were crimson roses on the bench; they looked like splashes of blood.”
Dorothy L. Sayers Quote: “A man was taken to the Zoo and shown the giraffe. After gazing at it a little in silence: ‘I don’t believe it,’ he said.”
Dorothy L. Sayers Quote: “Advertising never sold a bad product twice.”
Dorothy L. Sayers Quote: “The English language has a deceptive air of simplicity; so have some little frocks; but they are both not the kind of thing you can run up in half an hour with a machine.”
Dorothy L. Sayers Quote: “Trouble shared is trouble halved.”
Dorothy L. Sayers Quote: “A human being must have occupation if he or she is not to become a nuisance to the world.”
Dorothy L. Sayers Quote: “The business of the artist is not to escape from his material medium or bully it, but to serve it; but to serve it, he must love it. If he does so, he will realise that in its service is perfect freedom.”
Dorothy L. Sayers Quote: “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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