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date: 08 December 2022

Kenneth Grahame 1859–1932
Scottish-born writer 

  1. After all, the best part of a holiday is perhaps not so much to be resting yourself, as to see all the other fellows busy working.
    The Wind in the Willows (1908) ch. 1
  2. There is nothing—absolutely nothing—half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.
    The Wind in the Willows (1908) ch. 1
  3. The poetry of motion! The real way to travel! The only way to travel! Here today—in next week tomorrow! Villages skipped, towns and cities jumped—always somebody else's horizon! O bliss! O poop-poop! O my! O my!
    on the car
    The Wind in the Willows (1908) ch. 2; see Kaufman and Anthony
  4. The clever men at Oxford
    Know all that there is to be knowed.
    But they none of them know one half as much
    As intelligent Mr Toad!
     
    The Wind in the Willows (1908) ch. 10