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100 Gentlemen's Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

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They danced again, and when the assembly closed, parted, on the lady's side at least, with a strong inclination for continuing the acquaintance. Whether she thought of him so much while she drank her warm wine and water and prepared herself for bed as to dream of him when there, cannot be ascertained; but I hope it was no more than in a light slumber, or a morning doze at most, for if it be true, as a celebrated writer has maintained, that no young lady can be justified in falling in love before the gentleman's love is declared, it must be very improper that a young lady should dream of a gentlemen before the gentleman is first known to have dreamed of her.Jane Austen Gentlemen's Sayings By Jane Austen: They danced again, and when the assembly closed, parted, on the lady's side at least,
In a matter of a moment the amount of sand in the upper part of the hour-glass had dwindled dramatically, the tiny grains were rushing through the opening, each grain more eager to leave then the last, time is just like people, sometimes it's all it can do to drag itself along, but at others, it runs like a deer and leaps like a young goat, which, when you think about it, is not saying much, since the cheetah is the fastest of all the animals, and yet it has never occurred to anyone to say of another person He runs and jumps like a cheetah, perhaps because that first comparison comes from the magical late middle ages, when gentlemen went deer-hunting and no one had ever seen a cheetah running or even heard of its existence. Languages are conservative, they always carry their archives with them and hate having to be updated.Jose Saramago Gentlemen's Sayings By Jose Saramago: In a matter of a moment the amount of sand in the upper part of
In short they felt that they should like to have the pleasure of looking at Lady Pole again, and so they told Sir Walter - rather than asked him - that he missed his wife. He replied that he did not. But this was not allowed to be possible; it was well known that newly married gentlemen were never happy apart from their wives; the briefest of absences could depress a new husband's spirits and interfere with his digestion.Susanna Clarke Gentlemen's Sayings By Susanna Clarke: In short they felt that they should like to have the pleasure of looking at
For performances I have my favorite go to's like Prince, Donna Summer, Vanity 6, Sheila E, but it also depends on the type of show I am giving. I could pull references from Broadway musicals, Rock Steady Crew, a Jamaican dancehall or gentlemen's club, etc. all within one show. It truly is a playground with no restrictions for me.Mya Gentlemen's Sayings By Mya: For performances I have my favorite go to's like Prince, Donna Summer, Vanity 6, Sheila
Can you say the following phrase in French: "Gentlemen, I haven't eaten in six days"?'

Ippolit Matveevich began haltingly, 'Messieurs... messieurs, je ne, I think, je ne mange pas... six, what is that again... un, deux, trois, quatre, cinq, six... six... jour. Right: je ne mange pas six jours!'

'That's quite a pronunciation you've got there, Kisa! Still, what do you expect from a beggar. Of course a beggar in European Russia speaks French worse than Millerand.
Ilya Ilf Gentlemen's Sayings By Ilya Ilf: Can you say the following phrase in French: "Gentlemen, I haven't eaten in six days"?'Ippolit
- It's a small matter, but one which I think shouldn't be overlooked.
- Oh Yes? And that is?
- That is the simple matter that time travel is an impossibility, you craven buffoon!
- Not with the latest miracle of modern horticulture ... Gentlemen, please allow me to introduce you to THE TIME SPROUT !
'Pleased to be here' said the vegetable in question.
Robert Rankin Gentlemen's Sayings By Robert Rankin: - It's a small matter, but one which I think shouldn't be overlooked. - Oh
His specialty was interrogation. Imagine it, gentlemen. Being strapped to a table so that you are entirely at the mercy of a monster such as this. A person who delights in your pain. A person to whom your screams are more delicious than a lover's whisper. A creature who knows how to keep you alive while he skillfully and meticulously deconstructs those things that define you as human?Jonathan Maberry Gentlemen's Sayings By Jonathan Maberry: His specialty was interrogation. Imagine it, gentlemen. Being strapped to a table so that you
You see, reason, gentlemen, is a fine thing, that is unquestionable, but reason is only reason and satisfies only man's reasoning capacity, while wanting is a manifestation of the whole of life. Fyodor DostoevskyRichard Flanagan Gentlemen's Sayings By Richard Flanagan: You see, reason, gentlemen, is a fine thing, that is unquestionable, but reason is only
In various states of undress, those about her joined in her fondling, lowering their mouths not only to her nipples but to her arms and legs, so that each limb was held captive about the wrist or ankle, and smothered in kisses and gentle nibbles. In this way, perhaps eight of the assembly joined in pleasuring the young lady, taking care to only deliver the sweetest of sensations.

The Gentlemen's Club
Emmanuelle De Maupassant Gentlemen's Sayings By Emmanuelle De Maupassant: In various states of undress, those about her joined in her fondling, lowering their mouths
It was vowed that there would never be a charge made for entering said Park. It was a gentleman's agreement. But most of the gentlemen eventually died.Jacob Clifford Moomaw Gentlemen's Sayings By Jacob Clifford Moomaw: It was vowed that there would never be a charge made for entering said Park.
I should be very much obliged if you would slip your revolver into your pocket. An Eley's No. 2 is an excellent argument with gentlemen who can twist steel pokers into knots. That and a tooth-brush are, I think, all that we need.Arthur Conan Doyle Gentlemen's Sayings By Arthur Conan Doyle: I should be very much obliged if you would slip your revolver into your pocket.
Uncle Fitzy!" the girl yells. "Gingersnap is being bad!" Eisenhower hates it when she calls him Gingersnap. He complains about it with a statesman's pomp: "Gentlemen, there exists no more odious appellation than"
nose crumpling, black lips curling
"Gingersnap."
From The Barn at the End of Our Term
Karen Russell Gentlemen's Sayings By Karen Russell: Uncle Fitzy!" the girl yells. "Gingersnap is being bad!" Eisenhower hates it when she calls
It is not necessary that every mountain has a precious stone's mine, every elephants forehead is adorned with the mother of pearl, every place is inhabited by gentlemen and every forest contains sandalwood trees. In other words, this world is inhabited by people of different characteristics. We must, therefore, develop contacts only with gentlemen and superior persons. This will ensure fulfilment of the desired work.R.P. Jain Gentlemen's Sayings By R.P. Jain: It is not necessary that every mountain has a precious stone's mine, every elephants forehead
Out of the darkness came Mr Carsington's deep voice, cool and calm. Pray don't trouble yourselves, gentlemen. It is merely a villain come to cut our throats, rob our stores and ravish our women. No need for alarm. Mrs Pembroke has the matter in hand.Loretta Chase Gentlemen's Sayings By Loretta Chase: Out of the darkness came Mr Carsington's deep voice, cool and calm. Pray don't trouble
Ivan Ilych had been a colleague of the gentlemen present and was liked by them all. He had been ill for some weeks with an illness said to be incurable. His post had been kept open for him, but there had been conjectures that in case of his death Alexeev might receive his appointment, and that either Vinnikov or Shtabel would succeed Alexeev. So on receiving the news of Ivan Ilych's death the first thought of each of the gentlemen in that private room was of the changes and promotions it might occasion among themselves or their acquaintances.Leo Tolstoy Gentlemen's Sayings By Leo Tolstoy: Ivan Ilych had been a colleague of the gentlemen present and was liked by them
Ladies and gentlemen, it is with great sadness that I announce that I will resign as Australia's Minister for Foreign Affairs. I am sad because I love this job. I'm totally dedicated to the work that we are doing in Australia's name around the world, and I believe that we have achieved many good results for Australia, and I'm proud of them.Kevin Rudd Gentlemen's Sayings By Kevin Rudd: Ladies and gentlemen, it is with great sadness that I announce that I will resign
Gentlemen don't read each other's mail.Henry L. Stimson Gentlemen's Sayings By Henry L. Stimson: Gentlemen don't read each other's mail.
All through the short afternoon they kept coming, the people who counted themselves Father's friends. Young and old, poor and rich, scholarly gentlemen and illiterate servant girls - only to Father did it seem that they were all alike. That was Father's secret: not that he overlooked the differences in people; that he didn't know they were there.Corrie Ten Boom Gentlemen's Sayings By Corrie Ten Boom: All through the short afternoon they kept coming, the people who counted themselves Father's friends.
If they're beautiful I don't much mind if they're not true. It's asking a great deal that things should appeal to your reason as well as to your sense of the aesthetic. I wanted Betty to become a Roman Catholic, I should have liked to see her converted in a crown of paper flowers, but she's hopelessly Protestant. Besides, religion is a matter of temperament; you will believe anything if you have the religious turn of mind, and if you haven't it doesn't matter what beliefs were instilled into you, you will grow out of them. Perhaps religion is the best school of morality. It is like one of those drugs you gentlemen use in medicine which carries another in solution: it is of no efficacy in itself, but enables the other to be absorbed. You take your morality because it is combined with religion; you lose the religion and the morality stays behind. A man is more likely to be a good man if he has learned goodness through the love of God than through a perusal of Herbert Spencer." ThisWilliam Somerset Maugham Gentlemen's Sayings By William Somerset Maugham: If they're beautiful I don't much mind if they're not true. It's asking a great
It was a glorious supper. There was kippered salmon, and Finnan haddocks, and a lamb's head, and a haggis - a celebrated Scotch dish, gentlemen, which my uncle used to say always looked to him, when it came to table, very much like a Cupid's stomach - and a great many other things besides, that I forget the names of, but very good things, notwithstanding.Charles Dickens Gentlemen's Sayings By Charles Dickens: It was a glorious supper. There was kippered salmon, and Finnan haddocks, and a lamb's
Love is difficult, isn't it?'
'But that's the way love is.
Arina Tanemura Gentlemen's Sayings By Arina Tanemura: Love is difficult, isn't it?''But that's the way love is.
This book was written by a traitor to his class. It is dedicated to bigots everywhere. Ladies and gentlemen of the black shirts, I call upon you to unite, to strike with claws and kitchen pokers, to burn the grub-worms of equality's brood with sulfur and oil, to huddle together whispering about the silverfish in your basements, to make decrees in your great solemn rotten assemblies concerning what is proper, for you have nothing to lose but your last feeble principles.William T. Vollmann Gentlemen's Sayings By William T. Vollmann: This book was written by a traitor to his class. It is dedicated to bigots
Oh, I am so sick of the young men of the present day!" exclaimed she, rattling away at the instrument. "Poor, puny things, not fit to stir a step beyond papa's park gates: nor to go even so far without mama's permission and guardianship! Creatures so absorbed in care about their pretty faces, and their white hands, and their small feet; as if a man had anything to do with beauty! As if loveliness were not the special prerogative of woman - her legitimate appanage and heritage! I grant an ugly woman is a blot on the fair face of creation; but as to the gentlemen, let them be solicitous to possess only strength and valour: let their motto be: - Hunt, shoot, and fight: the rest is not worth a fillip. Such should be my device, were I a man.Charlotte Bronte Gentlemen's Sayings By Charlotte Bronte: Oh, I am so sick of the young men of the present day!" exclaimed she,
For in Mexico, ladies and gentlemen, it's always high noon and what glows is fuchsia and what's dead is dead and no feather-dusters.Henry Miller Gentlemen's Sayings By Henry Miller: For in Mexico, ladies and gentlemen, it's always high noon and what glows is fuchsia
Well, if you insist. But, my dearest flower, how ghastly to consider that such a mustache must shadow the clean-shaven grandeur of my domicile.' Lord Akeldama was rumored to insist that all his drones go without the dreaded lip skirt. The vampire had once had the vapors upon encountering an unexpected mustache around a corner of his hallway. Muttonchops were permitted in moderation, and only because they were currently all the rage among the most fashionable of London's gentlemen-about-town. Even so, they must be as well tended as the topiary of Hampton Court.Gail Carriger Gentlemen's Sayings By Gail Carriger: Well, if you insist. But, my dearest flower, how ghastly to consider that such a
Some strip joints called themselves "gentlemen's clubs," and businessmen wore suits and acted above the riffraff. There was no such pretense at the Eager Beaver. This was a place where tattoos outnumbered teeth. People fought. The bouncers had bigger guts than muscle because muscle was show and these guys would seriously kick your ass. OliviaHarlan Coben Gentlemen's Sayings By Harlan Coben: Some strip joints called themselves "gentlemen's clubs," and businessmen wore suits and acted above the
If you are ignorant of Lora Delane Porter's books that is your affair. Perhaps you are more to be pitied than censured. Nature probably gave you the wrong shape of forehead. Mrs. Porter herself would have put it down to some atavistic tendency or pre-natal influence. She put most things down to that. She blamed nearly all the defects of the modern world, from weak intellects to in-growing toe-nails, on long-dead ladies and gentlemen who, safe in the family vault, imagined that they had established their alibi. She subpoenaed grandfathers and even great-grandfathers to give evidence to show that the reason Twentieth-Century Willie squinted or had to spend his winters in Arizona was their own shocking health 'way back in the days beyond recall.P.G. Wodehouse Gentlemen's Sayings By P.G. Wodehouse: If you are ignorant of Lora Delane Porter's books that is your affair. Perhaps you
Lord Nicholas St. John was their only hope, and she had been on the roof when he arrived, for heaven's sake. Ladies did not go traipsing about on rooftops.
And certainly gentlemen did not frequent the homes of those ladies who did traipse about on roortops.
It did not matter if the rooftop in question was in dire need of repair.
Or that the lady in question had no choice.
Sarah MacLean Gentlemen's Sayings By Sarah MacLean: Lord Nicholas St. John was their only hope, and she had been on the roof
Why do gentlemen's voices carry so clearly, when women's are so easily stifled?Sarah Waters Gentlemen's Sayings By Sarah Waters: Why do gentlemen's voices carry so clearly, when women's are so easily stifled?
Marry, and you will regret it; don't marry, you will also regret it; marry or don't marry, you will regret it either way. Laugh at the world's foolishness, you will regret it; weep over it, you will regret that too; laugh at the world's foolishness or weep over it, you will regret both. Believe a woman, you will regret it; believe her not, you will also regret it ... Hang yourself, you will regret it; do not hang yourself, and you will regret that too; hang yourself or don't hang yourself, you'll regret it either way; whether you hang yourself or do not hang yourself, you will regret both. This, gentlemen, is the essence of all philosophy.Soren Kierkegaard Gentlemen's Sayings By Soren Kierkegaard: Marry, and you will regret it; don't marry, you will also regret it; marry or
Viscount St. John? He's got the intelligence of a goat. If this is an indication of the kind of suitors I've got simpering after me, it speaks to a significant problem with my perceived quality." "Alexandra, there are some forty bouquets in this room alone, and I've had several posies sent to the upstairs parlor because of space constraints here. I feel confident that there are several notes from gentlemen who are not dull-witted.Sarah MacLean Gentlemen's Sayings By Sarah MacLean: Viscount St. John? He's got the intelligence of a goat. If this is an indication
It's a devil of a thing, gentlemen,' said Mr Swiveller, 'when relations fall out and disagree. If the wing of friendship should never moult a feather, the wing of relationship should never be clipped, but be always expanded and serene. Why should a grandson and grandfather peg away at each other with mutual wiolence when all might be bliss and concord. Why not jine hands and forgit it?Charles Dickens Gentlemen's Sayings By Charles Dickens: It's a devil of a thing, gentlemen,' said Mr Swiveller, 'when relations fall out and
We talk often about choice. Well, ladies and gentlemen, it's time to choose.Sandra Fluke Gentlemen's Sayings By Sandra Fluke: We talk often about choice. Well, ladies and gentlemen, it's time to choose.
Gentlemen are often invited to stay in other people's houses. Rooms hardly ever are.Susanna Clarke Gentlemen's Sayings By Susanna Clarke: Gentlemen are often invited to stay in other people's houses. Rooms hardly ever are.
The low thrum of Dom's voice sent her pulse into a dance. Devil take him! She'd just seen him last night; his mere voice shouldn't make her swoon, for pity's sake. It shouldn't make her remember the soft words he'd whispered as he'd caressed her and kissed her and swept her into madness ...
What was wrong with her? She wasn't letting that man sweep her anywhere, not as long as he only wanted to sweep her out of his way.
Now if only she could be sure why.
She strained to listen. For a while, the gentlemen were too intent on eating to say much of interest. But once the clink of silver ended and the clink of glasses began, their tongues loosened.
Thank heaven for brandy. She could smell it all the way over here.
Sabrina Jeffries Gentlemen's Sayings By Sabrina Jeffries: The low thrum of Dom's voice sent her pulse into a dance. Devil take him!
Meralda shook her head. "Pay him no attention, gentlemen," she said. "Logic fails. Reason surrenders. Silence is your only defense."

"Silence, and a whooping big crossbow," muttered Mug. Kervis grinned, and Mug winked. "That's a lad," he whispered. "There's hope for you yet.
Frank Tuttle Gentlemen's Sayings By Frank Tuttle: Meralda shook her head. "Pay him no attention, gentlemen," she said. "Logic fails. Reason surrenders.
During a rehearsal of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony the members of the orchestra were so overwhelmingly moved by the conducting of Arturo Toscanini that they rose as one man and applauded him. When the spontaneous cheering has subsided, Toscanini turned to his men, tears glistening in his eyes. "Please ... please! Don't do this! You see, gentlemen, it isn't me you should applaud. It's Beethoven!"James Keller Gentlemen's Sayings By James Keller: During a rehearsal of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony the members of the orchestra were so overwhelmingly
Oh, gentlemen, perhaps I really regard myself as an intelligent man only because throughout my entire life I've never been able to start or finish anything. Granted, granted I'm a babbler, a harmless, irksome babbler, as we all are. But what's to be done if the sole and express purpose of every intelligent man is babble
that is, a deliberate pouring from empty into void.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky Gentlemen's Sayings By Fyodor Dostoyevsky: Oh, gentlemen, perhaps I really regard myself as an intelligent man only because throughout my
Capitalism is a development by refinement from feudalism, just as feudalism is development by refinement from slavery . Capitalism is but the gentlemen's method of slavery.Kwame Nkrumah Gentlemen's Sayings By Kwame Nkrumah: Capitalism is a development by refinement from feudalism, just as feudalism is development by refinement
The Indian is one of Nature's gentlemen
he never says or does a rude or vulgar thing. The vicious, uneducated barbarians, who form the surplus of overpopulous European countries, are far behind the wild man in delicacy of feeling or natural courtesy.
Susanna Moodie Gentlemen's Sayings By Susanna Moodie: The Indian is one of Nature's gentlemenhe never says or does a rude or vulgar
save what little resources we have, to be able to feed those people they deemed worthy to live. But who are they to decide who's worthy?" He paused for a moment before he continued. "Well, ladies and gentlemen, it seems that we are not worthy. They sent us here to do their dirty work and now they've decided to cut us off. Who are they, I ask all of you!James Dashner Gentlemen's Sayings By James Dashner: save what little resources we have, to be able to feed those people they deemed
Now if you'll excuse me, gentlemen, I need to play Russian roulette with our planet's future with the bullet you've so thoughtfully provided. I hope you don't mind if I don't see you out.John Scalzi Gentlemen's Sayings By John Scalzi: Now if you'll excuse me, gentlemen, I need to play Russian roulette with our planet's
"You see, I do a little in this way myself," he explained; "here is my most prized piece." He took from his pocket a snuffbox, which looked to be of eighteenth-century workmanship. Inside the lid was an enamel picture of Leda and the Swan, and when a knob was pushed to and fro the swan thrust itself between Leda's legs, which jerked in mechanical ecstasy. A nasty toy, I thought, but Urky doted on it. "We single gentlemen like to have these things," he said. "What do you do, Darcourt? Of course we know that Hollier has his beautiful Maria."
To my astonishment Hollier blushed, but said nothing. His beautiful Maria? My Miss Theotoky, of New Testament Greek? I didn't like it at all.
Robertson Davies Gentlemen's Sayings By Robertson Davies: "You see, I do a little in this way myself," he explained; "here is my
Drea, why don't you turn a circle and give us a good look?" the talker said, his chest all puffed out, as if he'd had something to do with making me perform.
"Fuck you," I said, nice and clear, in spite of my fuller voice, so everyone could hear.
A couple of teens near the back of the crowd laughed, but the mothers scowled and covered their children's ears.
"Sorry about that, ladies and gentlemen," the talker called with an amiable chuckle. "Most of our exhibits were born and raised in the carnival, and they hear a lot of rough language."
"Most of our handlers are full of shit," I added, drawing more laughter from the back of the crowd. "I learned to cuss the same place all of your kids did. In middle school.
Rachel Vincent Gentlemen's Sayings By Rachel Vincent: Drea, why don't you turn a circle and give us a good look?" the talker
As she reached back for the buckle, her fingers met Mr. Meisner's. She jumped. "I can do this ... Sir."
"Ah." He brushed aside her fingers. "I see you've at least remembered the sir."
"One always calls gentlemen that, just as you
"
With only a rustle of cloth to warn her, his teeth met in the lobe of her ear, sending a spark into her middle. Like the melt of winter snow, she felt heat pool in her lower body. Her fingers curled against her collarbone where her hands still rested either side of her neck.
"I'm not a gentleman, Faith.
Cari Silverwood Gentlemen's Sayings By Cari Silverwood: As she reached back for the buckle, her fingers met Mr. Meisner's. She jumped. "I
Gentlemen, I find the law very explicit on murdering your fellow man, but there's nothing here about killing a Chinaman. Case dismissed.Roy Bean Gentlemen's Sayings By Roy Bean: Gentlemen, I find the law very explicit on murdering your fellow man, but there's nothing
Whatever may be the talents of the persons who meet together in [American] society, the very shape, form, and arrangement of the meeting is sufficient to paralyze conversation. The women invariably herd together at one part of the room, and the men at the other ... The gentlemen spit, talk of elections and the price of produce, and spit again. The ladies look at each other's dresses till they know every pin by heart ...Frances Trollope Gentlemen's Sayings By Frances Trollope: Whatever may be the talents of the persons who meet together in [American] society, the
I've been in football all my life, gentlemen, and I don't know whether I'm particularly qualified to be a part of anything else, except I consider it a great game, a game of many assets, by the way, and I think a symbol of what this country's best attributes are: courage and stamina and a coordinated efficiency or teamwork.Vince Lombardi Gentlemen's Sayings By Vince Lombardi: I've been in football all my life, gentlemen, and I don't know whether I'm particularly
Is it true, prince, that you once declared that "beauty would save the world"? Great Heaven! The prince says that beauty saves the world! And I declare that he only has such playful ideas because he's in love! Gentlemen, the prince is in love. I guessed it the moment he came in. Don't blush, prince; you make me sorry for you. What beauty saves the world? Colia told me that you are a zealous Christian; is it so? Colia says you call yourself a Christian.'

The prince regarded him attentively, but said nothing.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky Gentlemen's Sayings By Fyodor Dostoyevsky: Is it true, prince, that you once declared that "beauty would save the world"? Great
Good evening, gentlemen!' said the vampire. 'Please pay attention. I am a reformed vampire, which is to say, I am a bundle of repressed instincts held together with spit and coffee. It would be wrong to say that violent, tearing carnage does not come easily to me. It's not tearing your throats out that doesn't come easily to me. Please don't make it any harder.Terry Pratchett Gentlemen's Sayings By Terry Pratchett: Good evening, gentlemen!' said the vampire. 'Please pay attention. I am a reformed vampire, which
Turns out I really like bookstores. You know, I meet a lot of people in my line of work. A lot of folks pass through Alice Island, especially in the summer. I've seen movie people on vacation and I've seen music people and newspeople, too. There ain't nobody in the world like book people. It's a business of gentlemen and gentlewoman.Gabrielle Zevin Gentlemen's Sayings By Gabrielle Zevin: Turns out I really like bookstores. You know, I meet a lot of people in
Moammar Gadhafi was found hiding in a storm sewer with a gold-plated gun. That's me in retirement, ladies and gentlemen.David Letterman Gentlemen's Sayings By David Letterman: Moammar Gadhafi was found hiding in a storm sewer with a gold-plated gun. That's me
In the eighteenth century, it was ladies and gentlemen and swings in a garden; today, it may be Campbell's soup cans or highway signs. There is no real difference. The artist still takes his everyday world and tries to make something out of it.Corita Kent Gentlemen's Sayings By Corita Kent: In the eighteenth century, it was ladies and gentlemen and swings in a garden; today,
It is what often happens in the establishment. Inconvenient truths are left buried. If you don't ask too may questions of a gentlemen then you won't be disappointed."
"And this is what makes us British?"
"It is our face to the world," Sidney replied. "Many of us are civilised, charming and perfectly genuine people. Others have developed their reserve into a form of refined deceit. It's why people find the British so intriguing, Georgie. The line between the gentleman and the assassin can be so very thin.
James Runcie Gentlemen's Sayings By James Runcie: It is what often happens in the establishment. Inconvenient truths are left buried. If you
Eighty-five percent of recorded species live in the terrestrial realm, and the majority of these, some 850,000, are arthropods (that is, insects, spiders, and crustaceans). Most of the arthropod species are insects, and almost half of these are beetles, a fact that is said to have inspired a famous epigram from the British biologist J.B.S. Haldane. On being asked, one day, by some clerical gentlemen what his study of the natural world had revealed to him about God. Haldane is said to have replied that it indicated that He had an inordinate fondness of beetles.Richard E. Leakey Gentlemen's Sayings By Richard E. Leakey: Eighty-five percent of recorded species live in the terrestrial realm, and the majority of these,
The girl says "Oh uh-uh, wait a minute! Wait a minute! Just because I'm dressed this way does not make me a whore!" Which is true, Gentlemen, that is true. Just because they dress a certain way doesn't mean they are a certain way. Don't even forget it. But ladies, you must understand that is fucking confusing. It just is. Now that would be like me, Dave Chappelle, the comedian, walking down the street in a cop uniform. Somebody might run up on me saying, "Oh, thank God. Officer, help us! Come on. They're over here. Help us!" "Oh-hoh! Just because I'm dressed this way does not make me a police officer!" See what I mean? All right, ladies, fine. You are not a whore. But you are wearing a whore's uniform.Dave Chappelle Gentlemen's Sayings By Dave Chappelle: The girl says "Oh uh-uh, wait a minute! Wait a minute! Just because I'm dressed
Johnny almost grinned as he nodded. "Tuff enough," he managed, and by the way his eyes were glowing, I figured Southern gentlemen had nothing on Johnny Cade.S.E. Hinton Gentlemen's Sayings By S.E. Hinton: Johnny almost grinned as he nodded. "Tuff enough," he managed, and by the way his
You know all of the young gentlemen better than I do," Lady Manston continued. "Are there any we should avoid?"
All of them, George wanted to say.
'What about Ashbourne's son?'
"No."
"No?" his mother echoed. "No, as in you don't have an opinion?"
"No, as in no. He is not for Billie."
Who, George could not help but note, was watching the mother-son exchange with an odd mix of curiosity and alarm.
"Any particular reason?" Lady Manston asked.
"He gambles," George lied.
Well, maybe it wasn't a lie. All gentlemen gambled. He had no idea if the one in question did so to excess.
"What about the Billington heir? I think he - "
"Also no."
His mother regarded him with an impassive expression.
"He's too young," George said, hoping it was true.
"He is?" She frowned. "I suppose he might be. I can't remember precisely.
Julia Quinn Gentlemen's Sayings By Julia Quinn: You know all of the young gentlemen better than I do," Lady Manston continued. "Are
I understand, gentlemen," John Kennedy said. "If you find that life it's not easy, let me tell you, death is worse.Pierre Marshesso Gentlemen's Sayings By Pierre Marshesso: I understand, gentlemen," John Kennedy said. "If you find that life it's not easy, let
How about those Olympics, ladies and gentlemen. Didn't London look like the place to be? New York City was in the running for this Olympics. But here's what happened. We got outbribed.David Letterman Gentlemen's Sayings By David Letterman: How about those Olympics, ladies and gentlemen. Didn't London look like the place to be?
Now imagine that the human race had the means to put human settlers on all of these world using an affordable, sophisticated, safe drive that allows for speedy space travel across light years of space. I'm not talking about a simply FTL drive, ladies and gentlemen. this concept that you have before you is for instantaneous travel- Subspace travel.Matthew S. Williams Gentlemen's Sayings By Matthew S. Williams: Now imagine that the human race had the means to put human settlers on all
The attitude of the true scientist towards the real limits of human understanding was unforgettably impressed on me in early youth by the obviously unpremeditated words of a great biologist; Alfred Kuhn finished a lecture to the Austrian Academy of Science with Goethe 's words, "It is the greatest joy of the man of thought to have explored the explorable and then calmly to revere the inexplorable." After the last word he hesitated, raised his hand in repudiation and cried, above the applause, "No, not calmly, gentlemen; not calmly !Konrad Lorenz Gentlemen's Sayings By Konrad Lorenz: The attitude of the true scientist towards the real limits of human understanding was unforgettably
Precious laughing time is wasted, because I have to put up with Satan's stupid minions who smile without attempting to anger somebody else - leave us alone already.A Gentlemen Gentlemen's Sayings By A Gentlemen: Precious laughing time is wasted, because I have to put up with Satan's stupid minions
There are places in the world where real life is still happening, far away from here, in a pre-Hitler Europe, where hundreds of lights are lit every evening, ladies and gentlemen gather to drink coffee with cream in oak-panelled rooms, or sit comfortably in splendid coffee-houses under gilt chandeliers, stroll arm in arm to the opera or the ballet, observe from close-up the lives of great artists, passionate love affairs, broken hearts, the painter's girlfriend falling in love with his best friend the composer, and going out at midnight bareheaded in the rain to stand alone on the ancient bridge whose reflection trembles in the river. *Amos Oz Gentlemen's Sayings By Amos Oz: There are places in the world where real life is still happening, far away from
They love him, gentlemen, and they respect him, not only for himself, but for his character, for his integrity and judgment and iron will; but they love him most for the enemies he has made.Edward S. Bragg Gentlemen's Sayings By Edward S. Bragg: They love him, gentlemen, and they respect him, not only for himself, but for his
Ladies and Gentlemen this fellow combines the classic stylings of a 1950's robot with the dynamic flair of a 1970's street pimp ... that's right, boys and girls every where, your friend Pimpbot 5000!Conan O'Brien Gentlemen's Sayings By Conan O'Brien: Ladies and Gentlemen this fellow combines the classic stylings of a 1950's robot with the
Ladies and gentlemen, Jamal Feldstein-Roth."
I blinked. "Wait, Jamal?"
"Suck it," he said with a grin. "My parents are liberal Jews from Long Island, okay? They wanted me to have a connection to my heritage." Jamie made air quotes with his fingers.
"I'm not judging - my middle name is Amitra. I'm just surprised."
"Amitra," Noah amused. "Mystery solved."
"What is that?" Jamie asked me.
"Sanskrit? Hindi?" I shrugged.
"Randomly?"
I shook my head. "My mom's Indian."
"What does that mean?" Jamie asked me.
"What does Jamal mean?" I asked him.
"Point taken.
Michelle Hodkin Gentlemen's Sayings By Michelle Hodkin: Ladies and gentlemen, Jamal Feldstein-Roth."I blinked. "Wait, Jamal?""Suck it," he said with a grin. "My
The conclusion to be drawn from this was that this was in its way a quite different sort of fatigue from K.'s. Here it was doubtless fatigue amid happy work, something that outwardly looked like fatigue and was actually indestructible repose, indestructible peace. If one is a little tired at noon, that is part of the happy natural course of the day. 'For the gentlemen here it is always noon,' K. said to himself.Franz Kafka Gentlemen's Sayings By Franz Kafka: The conclusion to be drawn from this was that this was in its way a
I've been lucky enough to win an Oscar, write a best-seller - my other dream would be to have a painting in the Louvre. The only way that's going to happen is if I paint a dirty one on the wall of the gentlemen's lavatory.David Niven Gentlemen's Sayings By David Niven: I've been lucky enough to win an Oscar, write a best-seller - my other dream
My daughter Penelope has just looked over my shoulder to see what I have done so far. She remarks that it is beautifully written, and every word of it true. But she points out one objection. She says what I have done so far isn't in the least what I was wanted to do. I am asked to tell the story of the Diamond and, instead of that, I have been telling the story of my own self. Curious, and quite beyond me to account for. I wonder whether the gentlemen who make a business and a living out of writing books, ever find their own selves getting in the way of their subjects, like me? If they do, I can feel for them. In the meantime, here is another false start, and more waste of good writing-paper. What's to be done now? Nothing that I know of, except for you to keep your temper, and for me to begin it all over again for the third time.Wilkie Collins Gentlemen's Sayings By Wilkie Collins: My daughter Penelope has just looked over my shoulder to see what I have done
It will be full dark soon, and I do not like the look of that sky. The temperature is falling as well," he added, rubbing his hands together briskly. "I think we shall be in for a bit of snow from the look of the cloud just over the Downs." Naturally the gentlemen had to spend another quarter of an hour debating the weather as the ladies stood shivering, Portia rolling her eyes at me behind Father's back. In the end they all agreed that, yes, it was indeed growing colder and darker and we ought to depart at once for the Abbey.Deanna Raybourn Gentlemen's Sayings By Deanna Raybourn: It will be full dark soon, and I do not like the look of that
If I had other choices, I would have presented them," she snapped. "But if you know of some eligible gentleman you can strong-arm into courting me, then by all means, tell me. I'm open to suggestions."
He blinked. "There has to be some fellow-"
"Right." Lifting her skirts, she headed for the door. "Thank you for your time, Mr. Pinter. I can see I'll have to pursue this on my own."
"What's that supposed to mean?"
She glared at him. "That should be obvious. Since you refuse to investigate the gentlemen I've chosen, I shall have to do it myself.
Sabrina Jeffries Gentlemen's Sayings By Sabrina Jeffries: If I had other choices, I would have presented them," she snapped. "But if you
You and I have formerly seen warm debates and high political passions. But gentlemen of different politics would then speak to each other and separate the business of the Senate from that of society. It is not so now. Men who have been intimate all their lives, cross the streets to avoid meeting, and turn their heads another way, lest they should be obliged to touch their hats. This may do for young men with whom passion is enjoyment. But it is afflicting to peaceable minds. Tranquility is the old man's milk.Thomas Jefferson Gentlemen's Sayings By Thomas Jefferson: You and I have formerly seen warm debates and high political passions. But gentlemen of
But profound as psychology is, it's a knife that cuts both ways ( ... ). I have purposely resorted to this method, gentlemen of the jury, to show that you can prove anything by it. It all depends on who makes use of it. Psychology lures even most serious people into romancing, and quite unconsciously. I am speaking of the abuse of psychology, gentlemen.Fyodor Dostoyevsky Gentlemen's Sayings By Fyodor Dostoyevsky: But profound as psychology is, it's a knife that cuts both ways ( ... ).
Will's Father's gaze went immediately to Gabriel, and then to Cecily, his eyes narrowing.
"And who is this gentlemen?"
Will's grin widened.
"Oh him," he said. "This is Cecliy's friend, Mr. Gabriel Lightworm."
Gabriel, half in the act of stretching his hand to greet Mr. Herondale, froze in horror.
"Lightwood," he sputtered. "Gabriel Lightwood.
Cassandra Clare Gentlemen's Sayings By Cassandra Clare: Will's Father's gaze went immediately to Gabriel, and then to Cecily, his eyes narrowing."And who
These numbers gave Virginia's population about six times as large a proportion of gentlemen as England had. Gentlemen, by definition, had no manual skill, nor could they be expected to work at ordinary labor.Edmund S. Morgan Gentlemen's Sayings By Edmund S. Morgan: These numbers gave Virginia's population about six times as large a proportion of gentlemen as
Don't be bashful; we're among gentlemen. It's a known fact that we men are the missing link between the pirate and the pig.Carlos Ruiz Zafon Gentlemen's Sayings By Carlos Ruiz Zafon: Don't be bashful; we're among gentlemen. It's a known fact that we men are the
Few techniques are so successful, lady and gentlemen, as the one where you boggle the target's mind, freeze him with greed, then blitz him.Stephen King Gentlemen's Sayings By Stephen King: Few techniques are so successful, lady and gentlemen, as the one where you boggle the
But the lawyer he jumps on the table and yells, and says: "Gentlemen - gentlemen! Hear me just a word - just a single word - if you please!

There's one way yet - let's go and dig up the corpse and look.
Mark Twain Gentlemen's Sayings By Mark Twain: But the lawyer he jumps on the table and yells, and says: "Gentlemen - gentlemen!
Henry held up his taco- formerly Vlad's- and grinned. " Little known fact, gentlemen. Tacos are the food of genius."
pg248 Henry to Vlad & Joss
Heather Brewer Gentlemen's Sayings By Heather Brewer: Henry held up his taco- formerly Vlad's- and grinned. " Little known fact, gentlemen. Tacos
The Psblurtex is an 18-inch long anaconda that hides in the gentlemen's outfitting departments of Amazonian stores and is often bought by mistake since its colors are those of the London Reform Club. Once tied around its victim's neck, it strangles him gently and then claims the insurance before running off to Germany where it lives in hiding.Mike Harding Gentlemen's Sayings By Mike Harding: The Psblurtex is an 18-inch long anaconda that hides in the gentlemen's outfitting departments of
Therefore, please some good gentlemen, tell me that right name you call man who puts off doing those things that mighty good for him." "Procrastinator," called a voice.George S. Clason Gentlemen's Sayings By George S. Clason: Therefore, please some good gentlemen, tell me that right name you call man who puts
Bissell fingered his napkin. "I do, Mr. Boyd. And I know how generous Mr. Hoffa, Mr. Marcello and a few other Italian gentlemen have been to the Cause, and I know that you possess a certain amount of influence in the Kennedy camp. And as the President's chief Cuban-issue liaison, I also know that Fidel Castro and Communism are a good deal worse than the Mafia, although I wouldn't dream of asking you to intercede on our friends' behalf, because it might cost you credibility with your sacred Kennedys."
Stanton dropped his soup spoon. Pete let a big breath out eeeasy.
Boyd put out a big shit-eating grin. "I'm glad you feel that way, Mr. Bissell. Because if you did ask me, I'd have to tell you to go fuck yourself.
James Ellroy Gentlemen's Sayings By James Ellroy: Bissell fingered his napkin. "I do, Mr. Boyd. And I know how generous Mr. Hoffa,
Here's what vampires shouldn't be: pallid detectives that drink Bloody Marys and work only at night; lovelorn southern gentlemen; anorexic teenage girls; boy-toys with big dewy eyes. What should they be? Killers, honey. Stone killers that can't get enough of that tasty Type-A. Bad boys and girls. Hunters. In other words, Midnight America. Red, white and blue, accent on the red. Those vamps got hijacked by a lot of soft-focus romance.Stephen King Gentlemen's Sayings By Stephen King: Here's what vampires shouldn't be: pallid detectives that drink Bloody Marys and work only at
It may not come as a huge surprise when I reveal that her closest friends were, by and large, gay gentlemen. Pup was once asked in a published interview if he was aware of the statistical datum that roughly 10 percent of the U.S. male population is homosexual. He replied, "If that's the case, then I've met them all." IChristopher Buckley Gentlemen's Sayings By Christopher Buckley: It may not come as a huge surprise when I reveal that her closest friends
We will that all men know we blame not all the lords, nor all those that are about the king's person, nor all gentlemen nor yeomen, nor all men of law, nor all bishops, nor all priests, but all such as may be found guilty by just and true inquiry and by the law.Jack Cade Gentlemen's Sayings By Jack Cade: We will that all men know we blame not all the lords, nor all those
Well, I think there's not much of a chance for me finding somebody of my age. Gentlemen of my age are dropping down 30 years to find girlfriends.Victoria Wood Gentlemen's Sayings By Victoria Wood: Well, I think there's not much of a chance for me finding somebody of my
I suspect gentlemen, that you're regarding me with pity; you keep repeating to me that an enlightened and cultured man
such as, in short, as the man of the future will be
cannot knowingly desire anything unprofitable for himself
that that's mathematics. I agree totally that it really is mathematics. But I repeat to you for the hundredth time: there is only one case, only one, when a man can intentionally and consciously desire for himself even what is harmful and stupid, even what is extremely stupid: namely, in order to have the right to desire for himself even what is extremely stupid and not be constrained by the obligation to desire for himself only what is intelligent.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky Gentlemen's Sayings By Fyodor Dostoyevsky: I suspect gentlemen, that you're regarding me with pity; you keep repeating to me that
All our past deeds, gentlemen, one way or another, will be washed up on the shore of the present.S.J. Parris Gentlemen's Sayings By S.J. Parris: All our past deeds, gentlemen, one way or another, will be washed up on the
First and foremost, they had the curses of the country: and Sir Murtagh Rackrent, the new heir, in the next place, on account of this affront to the body, refused to pay a shilling of the debts, in which he was countenanced by all the best gentlemen of property, and others of his acquaintance; Sir Murtagh alleging in all companies that he all along meant to pay his father's debts of honour, but the moment the law was taken of him, there was an end of honour to be sure. It was whispered (but none but the enemies of the family believe it) that this was all a sham seizure to get quit of the debts which he had bound himself to pay in honour.Maria Edgeworth Gentlemen's Sayings By Maria Edgeworth: First and foremost, they had the curses of the country: and Sir Murtagh Rackrent, the
Hats off, gentlemen - a genius! If the mighty autocrat of the north knew what a dangerous enemy threatened him in Chopin's works in the simple tunes of his mazurkas, he would forbid this music. Chopin's works are canons buried in flowers.Frederic Chopin Gentlemen's Sayings By Frederic Chopin: Hats off, gentlemen - a genius! If the mighty autocrat of the north knew what
America's greatest revelation was not the atom bomb, not Fundamentalism,
not fat farms, not Elvis, not even the quite astute observation that
gentlemen prefer blondes, but the great heights to which she has propelled
ice cream.
Marisha Pessl Gentlemen's Sayings By Marisha Pessl: America's greatest revelation was not the atom bomb, not Fundamentalism,not fat farms, not Elvis, not
You're one third bad intentions, one third pure avarice, and one eighth sawdust. What's left, I'll credit, must be brains.Scott Lynch Gentlemen's Sayings By Scott Lynch: You're one third bad intentions, one third pure avarice, and one eighth sawdust. What's left,
The next day, as they walked, a stranger rode up, matching the Georgia-man's pace. "Niggers for sale?" He wanted to buy two women. The two men negotiated, argued, and insulted each other a little. The new man stared at the women and told them what he thought he'd do with them. The coffle kept moving. The white men rode along, bargaining. Maybe the deal could be sweetened, allowed the Georgia-man, if the South Carolinian paid to have the chains knocked off the men. One thousand dollars for the two, plus blacksmith fees. They stopped at a forge, and they kept arguing. The new man stated for everyone's benefit that he had worked African men to death in iron collars. The blacksmith came out, and he asked what "the two gentlemen were making such a frolick about," Ball later said. Frolicking: Down there, Ball realized, the Carolinians' play, the time when they were most fully themselves, was evidently when they were arguing, negotiating, dealing, and intimidating the enslaved.Edward E. Baptist Gentlemen's Sayings By Edward E. Baptist: The next day, as they walked, a stranger rode up, matching the Georgia-man's pace. "Niggers
It's the fault of the chess players themselves. I don't know what they used to be, but now they're not the most gentlemanly group. When it was a game played by the aristocrats it had more like you know dignity to it. When they used to have the clubs, like no women were allowed and everybody went in dressed in a suit, a tie, like gentlemen, you know. Now, kids come running in their sneakers. Even in the best chess club-and they got women in there. It's a social place and people are making noise, it's a madhouse.Bobby Fischer Gentlemen's Sayings By Bobby Fischer: It's the fault of the chess players themselves. I don't know what they used to
It's amazing what the sight of four gentlemen with red crosses on their backs can to injured players.Jon Champion Gentlemen's Sayings By Jon Champion: It's amazing what the sight of four gentlemen with red crosses on their backs can
I've made a terrible confession to you," he concluded gloomily. "Do appreciate it, gentlemen. And it's not enough, not enough to appreciate it, you must not just appreciate it, it should also be precious to you, and if not, if this, too, goes past your souls, then it means you really do not respect me, gentlemen. I tell you that, and I will die of shame at having confessed to such men as you.Fyodor Dostoyevsky Gentlemen's Sayings By Fyodor Dostoyevsky: I've made a terrible confession to you," he concluded gloomily. "Do appreciate it, gentlemen. And
I realised with a prickle of discomfort why he bothered me: it was not so much that I resented the hearty backslapping bonhomie of English upper-class gentlemen, for I could tolerate it well enough in Sidney on his own. It was the way Sidney fell so easily into this strutting group of young men, where I could not, and the fear that he might in some ways prefer their company to mine. Once again, I felt that peculiar stab of loneliness that only an exile truly knows: the sense that I did not belong, and never would again.S.J. Parris Gentlemen's Sayings By S.J. Parris: I realised with a prickle of discomfort why he bothered me: it was not so
Faith was certain they were breaking several telecommunications laws. Laws that in some states might well count as pornography and probably carried a mandatory prison sentence. Faith was a law abiding citizen. She prided herself on that. She didn't litter, she didn't cheat on her taxes and she gave up her seat for little old ladies and gentlemen on the bus. She'd never even jaywalked.
And she lived in New York for Christ's sake!
But then his hand reached down and fondled his balls.
Amy Andrews Gentlemen's Sayings By Amy Andrews: Faith was certain they were breaking several telecommunications laws. Laws that in some states might
Ladies and gentlemen, the economic disaster, the tailspin, the destruction of the greatest economic engine in the history of the world, these policies of Barack Obama's, which have led us to this point, are precisely why I fearlessly said and still say, I hope he fails.Rush Limbaugh Gentlemen's Sayings By Rush Limbaugh: Ladies and gentlemen, the economic disaster, the tailspin, the destruction of the greatest economic engine