Sunday, September 20, 2020


A Choice of Weapons

W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965), Ashenden, or The British Agent (1928; rpt. London: William Heinemann Ltd, 1956), p. 68:
"I would always rather use a knife than a revolver; I think it is a more elegant weapon."

"I dare say it is only a matter of habit," answered Ashenden. "Perhaps you are more at home with a knife."

"Anyone can pull a trigger, but it needs a man to use a knife."
Related post: Contempt for Archers.

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