Literary Birthday – 6 February – Keith Waterhouse

Keith Waterhouse was born 6 February 1929, and died 4 September 2009.


  1. I turn over a new leaf every day. But the blots show through.
  2. Ninety-five percent of all statistics, including this one, are bogus.
  3. Never look to politicians to solve your problems, they will only create new ones.
  4. A consultation process is what some authority sets in motion preparatory to doing what it intended all along.
  5. Should not the Society of Indexers be known as Indexers, Society of, The?

Read: Keith Waterhouse’s 12 Ground Rules for Writers

Source for Quotes

Keith Waterhouse was a British writer. He wrote 16 novels, including Billy Liar, countless plays and film scripts, and a twice-weekly newspaper column for 40 years.

by Amanda Patterson

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Posted on: 6th February 2014