Friday, 26 May 2017

Funny Quotes by Jerome K. Jerome

Author of famous novels like ‘Three Men in a Boat’, Jerome K. Jerome was known for his witty writing. In his lifetime he has written numerous novels, short stories and plays. In continuation to the humorous quotes from P. G. Wodehouse and George Carlin, I decided to list down ten of the most funny quotes by Jerome K. Jerome.

"I like work; it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours."

"But who wants to be foretold the weather? It is bad enough when it comes, without our having the misery of knowing about it beforehand."

"Everything has its drawbacks, as the man said when his mother-in-law died, and they came down upon him for the funeral expenses."

"People who have tried it, tell me that a clear conscience makes you very happy and contented; but a full stomach does the business quite as well, and is cheaper, and more easily obtained."

"What I am looking for is a blessing not in disguise."

"I plodded conscientiously through the twenty-six letters, and the only malady I could conclude I had not got was housemaid's knee."

"If he were a man of strong mind, it only gave him fits; but a person of mere average intellect it usually sent mad."

"I can't sit still and see another man slaving and working. I want to get up and superintend, and walk round with my hands in my pockets, and tell him what to do. It is my energetic nature. I can't help it."

"It is so pleasant to come across people more stupid than ourselves. We love them at once for being so."

"I don't know why it should be, I am sure; but the sight of another man asleep in bed when I am up, maddens me."

It is not surprising that Jerome K. Jerome was showered with multiple accolades in his lifetime. In fact in Argentina, there is a beer company that goes by the name Cerveza Jerome. The owner of the company was a great fan of his book ‘Three Men in a boat’. Before I sign off I would like to mention one of his best quotes that may not be exactly considered humorous without context but gives a perspective on life - “We must not think of the things we could do with, but only of the things that we can't do without.”

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