Lawyers enjoy a little mystery, you know. Why, if everybody came forward and told the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth straight out, we should all retire to the workhouse.
A facility for quotation covers the absence of original thought.
DOROTHY L. SAYERS, Gaudy Night
In the world it calls itself tolerance; but in hell it is called despair ... the sin that believes in nothing, cares for nothing, seeks to know nothing, interferes with nothing, enjoys nothing, loves nothing, hates nothing, finds purpose in nothing, lives for nothing, and remains alive only because there is nothing it would die for.
DOROTHY L. SAYERS, Letters to a Diminished Church
There were crimson roses on the bench; they looked like splashes of blood.
DOROTHY L. SAYERS, Strong Poison
But that's men all over.... Poor dears, they can't help it. They haven't got logical minds.