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quotation: “Opportunities flit by while we sit regretting the chances we have lost,…” Jerome K. Jerome


Opportunities flit by while we sit regretting the chances we have lost, and the happiness that comes to us we heed not, because of the happiness that is gone.

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The weather is like the government, always in the wrong. Jerome K. Jerome (three men in a boat)


The weather is like the government, always in the wrong.

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QUOTATION: Jerome K. Jerome


It is a most extraordinary thing, but I never read a patent medicine advertisement without being impelled to the conclusion that I am suffering from the particular disease therein dealt with in its most virulent form.

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QUOTATION: Jerome K. Jerome


A good dinner brings out all the softer side of a man. Under its genial influence the gloomy and morose become jovial and chatty.

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QUOTATION: Jerome K. Jerome


From all accounts, the world has been getting worse and worse ever since it was created. All I can say is that it must have been a remarkably delightful place when it was first opened to the public, for it is very pleasant even now.

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QUOTATION: Jerome K. Jerome WOMEN POWER


Women … have more power for good or evil than they dream of.

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Quotation: Jerome K. Jerome about human memory


The music of life would be mute if the chords of memory were snapped asunder.

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Quotation: Jerome K. Jerome


An aching head soon makes one forget an aching heart.

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Quotation: Jerome K. Jerome about marriage


Brains are at a discount in the married state. There is no demand for them, no appreciation even.

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Quotation: Jerome K. Jerome about writers and readers and what the Providence has to do with it


You and I, dear reader, are each the center of the universe in our respective opinions. You, as I understand it, were brought into being by a considerate Providence in order that you might read and pay me for what I write; while I, in your opinion, am an article sent into the world to write something for you to read.

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Quotation: Jerome K. Jerome about being thoroughly miserable


There is a good deal of satisfaction about being thoroughly miserable; but nobody likes a fit of the blues.

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Quotation: Jerome K. Jerome


How long the dawn seems coming when we cannot sleep!

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Quotation: Jerome K. Jerome on life


Life altogether is but a crumbling ruin when we turn to look behind.

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Quotation: Jerome K. Jerome


To the boy of twenty it seems impossible that he will not love as wildly at sixty as he does then … His love will never fall, whoever else’s may. Nobody ever loved as he loves, and so, of course, the rest of the world’s experience can be no guide in his case.

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QAuotation: Jerome K. Jerome on poverty


Being poor is a mere trifle. It is being known to be poor that is the sting.

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Quotation: Jerome K. Jerome on egocentrism


The truth is, we each of us have an inborn conviction that the whole world, with everybody and everything in it, was created as a sort of necessary appendage to ourselves. Our fellow men and women were made to admire us and to minister to our various requirements.

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Quotation: Jerome K. Jerome on Love :)


If you would taste love, drink of the pure stream that youth pours out at your feet. Do not wait till it has become a muddy river before you stoop to catch its waves.

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Quotation: Jerome K. Jerome an ode to…diversity


If there is one person I do despise more than another, it is the man who does not think exactly the same on all topics as I do.

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Quotation: Jerome K. Jerome


Clothes have more effect upon us than we imagine. Our deportment depends upon our dress.

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Quotation: Jerome K. Jerome on character modeling…


It is just at the very age when a man’s character is forming that he tumbles into love, and then the lass he loves has the making or marring of him. Unconsciously he molds himself to what she would have him, good or bad.

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Quotation: Jerome K. Jerome on clothes and behavior…


Clothes alter our very nature. A man could not help being fierce and daring with a plume in his bonnet, a dagger in his belt, and a lot of puffy white things all down his sleeves.

a gentlemans ustler coat


David Tomlinson as ‘J’ with Noelle Middleton as his wife, Laurence Harvey as George, Jimmy Edwards as Harris and Hal Osmond as Cabbie in a clip from ‘Three Men In A Boat‘ (1956) directed by Ken Annakin from the novel by Jerome K. Jerome.

Quotation: Jerome K. Jerome


In the sun-time, when the world is bounding forward full of life, we cannot stay to sigh and sulk … but if the misfortune comes at 10PM, we read poetry or sit in the dark and think what a hollow world this is.

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Quotation: Jerome K. Jerome on Getting up and about


Ah! how delicious it is to turn over and go to sleep again: “just for five minutes.” Is there any human being, I wonder, besides the hero of a Sunday-school “tale for boys,” who ever gets up willingly?

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Quotation: Jerome K. Jerome on Time the healer


Time has laid his healing hand upon the wound when we can look back upon the pain we once fainted under and no bitterness or despair rises in our hearts.

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Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927): On Life, Sadness, and Joy


 

I can see the humorous side of things and enjoy the fun when it comes; but look where I will, there seems to me always more sadness than joy in life.

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Today’s Quotation: Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927) on Conscience or a Full Stomach?


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.

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Today’s Quotation – Jerome K. (Jerome “IT” vs. “ET”)


If you desire to drain to the dregs the fullest cup of scorn and hatred that a fellow human being can pour out for you, let a young mother hear you call dear baby “it.”

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Quotation Of The Day: Jerome Kapla Jerome (1859-1927)


Quotation Of The Day:

It is so pleasant to come across people more stupid than ourselves. We love them at once for being so. (Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927) Discuss)

Jerome Klapka Jerome

Jerome K. Jerome
Born 2 May 1859(1859-05-02)
Walsall, Staffordshire, England
Died 14 June 1927(1927-06-14) (aged 68)
Northampton, England
Occupation Author
Nationality British
Genres Humour

Three Men in a Boat and later career

Jerome sat down to write Three Men in a Boat as soon as the couple returned from their honeymoon. In the novel, his wife was replaced by his longtime friends George Wingrave (George) and Carl Hentschel (Harris). This allowed him to create comic (and non-sentimental) situations which were nonetheless intertwined with the history of the Thames region. The book, published in 1889, became an instant success and is still in print. Its popularity was such that the number of registered Thames boats went up fifty percent in the year following its publication, and it contributed significantly to the Thames becoming a tourist attraction.

In its first twenty years alone, the book sold over a million copies worldwide. It has been adapted to movies, TV and radio shows, stage plays, and even a musical. Its writing style influenced many humorists and satirists in England and elsewhere.

With the financial security the sales of the book provided, Jerome was able to dedicate all of his time to writing. He wrote a number of plays, essays and novels, but was never able to recapture the success of Three Men in a Boat. In 1892 he was chosen by Robert Barr to edit The Idler (over Rudyard Kipling). The magazine was an illustrated satirical monthly catering to gentlemen (who, following the theme of the publication, appreciated idleness).
Among many humorous, and satirical observations, from the story comes the following, sharp edge of a phrase, which read out of context may sound not quite right: so read the book and feel the actions on which the following was dropped:

It is so pleasant to come across people more stupid than ourselves. We love them at once for being so.”
Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927)

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