Quotes by Osbert Lancaster

  • A taste for the grandiose, like a taste for morphia, is , once it has been fully acquired, difficult to keep within limits.


    Architecture

  • I remain of the opinion that there is no game from bridge to cricket that is not improved by a little light conversation; a view which is shared by a small and unjustly despised minority.


    Sports

  • Mr Ruskin whose distinction it was to express in prose of incomparable grandeur, thought of an unparalleled confusion.


    Authors, Writers

  • For self –revelation whether it be a Tudor villa on the bypass or a bomb proof chalet at Berchtesgarten, there’s no place like home.


    Self-revelation

  • Although very few people are actually called upon to live in places, a very large number are unwilling to admit the fact.


    Houses

  • My grandfather has displayed that Jove-like side to his character of which his family were always nervously aware.


    Grandparents

  • I can tolerate without discomfort being waited on hand and foot.


    Enjoyment

  • The old English belief that if a thing is unpleasant it is automatically good for you.


    English

  • The boredom occasioned by too much restraint is always preferable to an uncontrollable enthusiasm for a pointless variety.


    Boredom