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西洋幽默语录之009
詹姆斯•巴利 (BARRIE, James Mathew) ,1860 - 1937
苏格兰剧作家、小说家

•        Every man who is high up loves to think that he has done it all himself; and his wife smiles, and lets it goes at that.
         每个大男人都爱吹说这全是他一个人的功劳; 而做妻子的总是笑笑, 就让它这样吧.

•        The God to whom little boys say their prayers has a face very like their mother’s.
         每个小孩子向上帝的祈祷中, 都有一张和他们的母亲非常相似的脸.

•        Have you ever noticed that many jewels make women either incredibly fat or incredibly thin?
         你有没有发现到, 许多珠宝让女人看来, 不是难以置信的胖, 就是难以置信的瘦.

•        I am not young enough to know everything.
         我还不够年轻来了解每件事.

•        The printing press is either the greatest blessing or the greatest curse of modern times, one sometimes forgets which.
         报纸不是当代最大的福音, 就是最大的诅咒, 人们有时忘了到底是那个.

•        We are all of us failures – at least, the best of us are.
         我们都是失败者 – 至少, 我们中最好的是.

•        His lordship may compel us to be equal upstairs, but there will never be equality in the servants’ hall.
         阁下或能迫我们楼上的人都平等, 但在仆人工作的大厅是不可能有平等这回事.

吉勒•巴利 (BARRY, Gerald) ,1898 - 1968
英国编辑、出版商


•        Democracy: in which you say what you like and do what you’re told.
         民主: 让你说你想说的, 做他们叫你做的.

约翰•巴里摩亚 (BARRYMORE, John) ,1882 - 1942
美国演员


•        The good die young – because they see it’s no use living if you’ve got to be good.
         好人早死 – 因为他们觉得生命没有意义, 假如你必须做好人的话.

•        I am thinking about taking a fifth wife; why not? Solomon had a thousand wives and he is synonym for wisdom.
         我想娶第五个老婆; 为何不呢? 所罗门有一千个老婆, 而他又是智慧的同义词.

•        I’ve read some of your modern free verse and wonder who set it free.
         我读了你的一些现代的自由诗, 而奇怪是谁让它自由的.

•        In Genesis it says that it is not good for a man to be alone but sometimes it is a great relief.
         在创世纪上说人孤独是不好的, 但它有时却可带来大安心.

•        My wife is the kind of girl who’ll not go anywhere without her mother, and her mother will go anywhere.
         我太太是那种女人, 她到那里都不能没有她母亲陪, 而她母亲什么地方都去.

•        My wife was too beautiful for words, but not for arguments.
         我太太美到无法用文字来形容, 但不适用於争吵.

•        One of chief regrets during my years in theatre is that I couldn’t sit in the audience and watch me.
         我这些年来在剧院里最主要的憾事之一是, 不能坐在观众席上看自己表演.

•        The thing that takes up the least amount of time and causes the most amount of trouble is Sex.
         有一种东西需时最少而造成的麻烦最大的是性.

•        The trouble with life is that there are so many beautiful women and so little time.
         人生的烦恼是有那么多的美女, 却只有那么一点的时间.

•        You never realize how short a month is until you pay alimony.
         你不知道一个月到底有多短, 直到你还赡养费的时候.

•        Paper napkins never return from a laundry, nor love from a trip to the law courts.
         纸巾不会从洗衣处回来, 爱情也一样, 一旦到法庭走一回.

•        America is the country where you buy a lifetime supply of aspirin for one dollar, and use it up in two weeks.
         美国这个国家让你可以花一美元买到供终生使用的阿司匹林, 却在两星期內全部用完.

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