Dorothy L. Sayers
Time and trouble will tame an advanced young woman, but an advanced old woman is uncontrollable by any earthly force.
The Christian faith is the most exciting drama that ever staggered the imagination of man — and the dogma is the drama.
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.
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.
Those who prefer their English sloppy have only themselves to thank if the advertisement writer uses his mastery of the vocabulary and syntax to mislead their weak minds.
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.
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.