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“I got born in the wrong family ...”
“That cat bit people like he was being paid for it in kippers.”
“I am an idle devil. But at least I work at it.”
“The only good reason for swimming, so far as I can see, is to escape drowning.”
“She moved like a hedgehog, Mr. Bagthorpe was fond of saying, and was about as much use about the house.”
“There are few more frustrating things in life than being told something that you already know but cannot admit to knowing.”
“A sense of humor is regarded as a sign of mental health — apart from excessive punning, which is another matter entirely.”
“Machines are the opium of the masses. If all the machines in England were thrown into the North Sea tomorrow, we should be back in the Garden of Eden. And the weather would probably improve.”
Helen Cresswell, English writer, TV scriptwriter
(1934 - 2005)