Jerome K Jerome was born 2 May 1859, and died 14 June 1927
- It is not that I object to the work, mind you; I like work: it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours.
- How dull, how impossible life would be without dreams — waking dreams, I mean — the dreams that we call ‘castles in the air’, built by the kindly hands of Hope!
- The weather is like the government, always in the wrong.
- It is always the best policy to speak the truth, unless, of course, you are an exceptionally good liar.
- The facts of life are the impossibilities of fiction.
- It is in our faults and failings, not in our virtues, that we touch one another and find sympathy.
- It is no more effort for a man to be a saint than to be a sinner; it becomes a mere matter of habit.
- The advantage of literature over life is that its characters are clearly defined, and act consistently.
Jerome was an English writer and humorist, best known for the comic travelogue Three Men in a Boat. He founded the co-weekly Today and in 1892 he founded and co-edited The Idler. Jerome was well-connected in literary society and with witty contributors such as Mark Twain, Luke Sharpe, Rudyard Kipling, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle it was a success.
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