Tell me your longitude and I’ll know what latitude to allow you.
– Sir Lulworth in The Blind Spot by Saki
Source: The Complete Works of Saki, P.295
Here’s the context for the above brilliant quote.
In The Blind Spot by Saki, Sir Lulworth is telling his nephew Egbert that people’s behavior can be explained by their geographical origins.
Saki, a British writer who died in World War I, is a remarkable storyteller.
For the bibliophile, The Complete Works of Saki is a feast upon which you can keep gorging without ever feeling sated.
My favorite Saki story remains Sredni Vashtar, a brilliant story with a chilling end.
Just in case you were unaware, Saki is the nom de plume of H.H.Munro.