Jerome Klapka Jerome was an English author and essayist who is renowned in the English speaking world for his famous comic book ‘Three Men in a Boat’. Jerome grew up in financial hardship since his family fell into hard times and after the death of his parents, he had to seek employment while still a teenager. After working in several jobs including that of an actor, Jerome started writing on comic prose and finally found a degree of recognition in 1885 for his book ‘On the Stage-And Off’ that depicted the life of stage actors. He contributed to the ‘Home Chimes’ magazine and many of his well-known essays and stories were published there. The comic essay collection titled ‘Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow’ was published on ‘Home Chimes’ and later on his most famous work, ‘Three Men in a Boat’ was also serialized in the same magazine. Some of his other notable works include ‘Second Thoughts of an Idle Fellow’, ‘Paul Kelver’, ‘Three Men on the Bummel’, ‘All Roads Lead to Calvary’, ‘The Philosopher’s Joke’ and ‘Novel Notes’ among others. Jerome’s works are still read by people all over the world. Through his books, novels, essays and other writings, Jerome K. Jerome said many notable things on several subjects. We have excerpted his famous quotes from his work. Here is a collection of thoughts, quotations and sayings by Jerome K. Jerome that have been scanned from his books, comics, novels and essays.
I can't sit still and see another man slaving and working. I want to get up and superintend, and walk round with my hands in my pockets, and tell him what to do. It is my energetic nature. I can't help it.