Saki, British Author & Playwright

Saki

Saki

Hector Hugh Munro (18 December 1870 – 13 November 1916), better known by the pen name Saki, and also frequently as H. H. Munro, was an influential British writer and playwright

His witty and often mischievous short stories satirised the life and culture during the Edwardian era.

Saki died at a very young age during the First World War, though he was already 46, officially passed the age, Saki chose to be just an ordinary soldier; Saki was very serious with his role as a soldier that he would often go back to the battlefield even when he was ill or still recuperating.  He was 46 years old on 13 November 1916 when he was killed by a German sniper while he was  sheltering in a shell crater near Beaumont-Hamel in France during the Battle of the Ancre.

Saki, British Author & Playwright

As quoted by Saki:

A little inaccuracy sometimes saves tons of explanation.
– Saki

All decent people live beyond their incomes nowadays, and those who aren’t respectable live beyond other people’s.
– Saki

Her frocks are built in Paris, but she wears them with a strong English accent.
– Saki
….

His socks compelled one’s attention without losing one’s respect.
– Saki
….

Hors d’oeuvres have always a pathetic interest for me; they remind me of one’s childhood that one goes through wondering what the next course is going to be like – and during the rest of the menu one wishes one had eaten more of the hors d’oeuvres.
– Saki

I always say beauty is only sin deep.
– Saki

I believe that I once considerably scandalised her by declaring that a clear soup was a more important factor in life than a clear conscience.
– Saki

Scandal is merely the compassionate allowance which the gay make to the humdrum.  Think how many blameless lives are brightened by the blazing indiscretions of other people.

The cook was a good cook, as cooks go; and as good cooks, she went.

Welsh rain … descends with the enthusiasm of someone breaking bad news.
– Saki

We all know that Prime Ministers are wedded to the truth, but like other wedded couples they sometimes live apart.

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