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W. A. Spooner Quotes and Sayings

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Sir, you have tasted two whole worms;
you have hissed all my mystery lectures and been caught
fighting a liar in the quad;
you will leave by the next town drain.
- W. A. Spooner

Tell me, was it you or your brother who was killed in the war?
- W. A. Spooner

When our boys come home from France,
we will have the hags flung out.
- W. A. Spooner

There are times, sir, when men of good conscience
cannot blindly follow orders.
- Captain Picard, STAR TREK: The Next Generation

 

If a man does not make new acquaintances
as he advances through life,
he will soon find himself alone.
A man, sir, should keep his friendships in constant repair.
- Samuel Johnson

When true friends meet in adverse hour,
'Tis like a sunbeam through a shower.
A watery way an instant seen,
The darkly closing clouds between.
- Sir Walter Scott

Might I perhaps win my wings?
I've been waiting for over 200 years now, sir,
and people ARE beginning to talk.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

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Sir, I am no sycophant or worshipper of power anywhere.
- Benjamin F. Wade

The very idea of true patriotism is lost,
and the term has been prostituted to the very worst of purposes.
A patriot, sir!
Why, patriots spring up like mushrooms!
- Robert Walpole

Justice, sir, is the great interest of man on earth.
It is the ligament which holds civilized beings and
civilized nations together.
- Daniel Webster

Drama is action, sir, action and not confounded philosophy.
- Luigi Pirandello

Yes, sir, I was in the processing room watching them
actually process the film.
- Abraham Zapruder

I think Col.
North is first a U.S.
citizen and he has the same rights as you yourself do,
sir.
- Fawn Hall

That, sir, depends on whether I embrace your mistress or your politics.
- John Wilkes

Sir one more comment like that and I will strangle
you with my microphone wire!
- Adam Sandler

Sir, there is no Christian nation, thus free to choose as we are,
which would establish slavery.
- William H. Seward

I, sir, I just like to work.
I'm humble.
- Bruce McCulloch

I remember seeing the movie To Sir With Love when I was a little girl.
- Chaka Khan

Writing allows me the time to travel and see the world,
which is what I always wanted to do.
I'd really like to have been Sir Richard Francis Burton,
but it's the wrong century.
- Alan Dean Foster

And, Mr. Speaker, if the Governor and Council don't
see fit to fall in with us,
I say let the general duty law, and all,
go to the devil, sir, and go about our business.
- Christopher Gadsden

My mom took me to see Goldfinger.
My mom took me to see To Sir, With Love.
- Chaka Khan

Sir Walter, with his 61 years of life,
although he never wrote a novel until he was over 40,
had, fortunately for the world, a longer working career
than most of his brethren.
- Arthur Conan Doyle

Winston Churchill was not entirely British.
His mother was American, making Sir Winston part Iroquois Indian.
- Rachel Blanchard

Issue the orders Sir, and I will storm Hell.
- Anthony Wayne

A fly, Sir, may sting a stately horse and make him wince;
but,
one is but an insect, and the other is a horse still.
- Samuel Johnson

Sir Larry could be very strict and a disciplinarian,
too.
He had many faces; he wore many hats.
But, ultimately, he loved the theater and he loved actors.
- Derek Jacobi

If you don't have my army supplied, and keep it supplied,
we'll eat your mules up, sir.
- William Tecumseh Sherman

Cheerfulness, sir, is the principle ingredient in the composition of health.
- Arthur Murphy

I know not, sir, whether Bacon wrote the works of Shakespeare,
but if he did not, it seems to me that he missed the opportunity of his life.
- James M. Barrie

The principles upon which a safety lamp might be constructed
I stated to several persons long before Sir Humphrey
Davy came into this part of the country.
- George Stephenson

That's part of American greatness, is discrimination.
Yes, sir.
Inequality, I think, breeds freedom and gives a man opportunity.
- Lester Maddox

Pray look better, Sir...
those things yonder are no giants, but windmills.
- Miguel de Cervantes

Sir, I wish to understand the true principles of the Government.
I wish them carried out.
I ask nothing more.
- William Henry Harrison

Was I believer in Enron Corporation? Yes,
sir, I was.
- Jeffrey Skilling

Someone once accused me of being like Eliot Ness.
I sad no sir, I'm not E.N., but I can promise you that I'm not Al Capone!
- Robert Stack

I also found being called Sir rather silly.
- Harold Pinter

Sir Rodin convinced my parents to have me committed;
they are all in Paris to arrange it.
- Camille Claudel

It makes me feel good that I can now sit there and go,
I've worked with Jack Nicholson, Al Pacino,
all the great actors that I've worked with...
Sir Ben Kingsley.
- Aaron Eckhart

My breakthrough as a reader was when I discovered the
European adventure story writers -
Alexander Dumas,
Robert Louis Stevenson, Sir Walter Scott,
to name a few.
- Terry Brooks

When the American spirit was in its youth,
the language of America was different:
Liberty,
sir, was the primary object.
- Patrick Henry

To be President of the United States,
sir, is to act as advocate for a blind,
venomous, and ungrateful client.
- John Updike

Could we have entered into the mind of Sir Isaac Newton,
and have traced all the steps by which he produced his great works,
we might see nothing very extraordinary in the process.
- Joseph Priestley

Oh, Mr Coward, sir - I could never have an affair with you,
because you remind me of my father!
- Kenneth More

When you work with Sir Anthony there are days when
he will do a lot of takes if he's really enjoying a scene.
- Claire Forlani

I don't call you handsome, sir, though I love you most dearly:
far too dearly to flatter you.
Don't flatter me.
- Charlotte Bronte

It's a real blessing for me to tell you,
sir, that calvary has arrived - Fox is here!
- Glenn Beck

Yes, sir, a patrol car came and took me down to a station
where they were trying to develop films,
but they hadn't got the facilities to develop colored film.
- Abraham Zapruder

Poetry is a mere drug, Sir.
- George Farquhar

Faith, sir, we are here today, and gone tomorrow.
- Aphra Behn

The Conservatives over the years have done a great deal,
from Sir John A, to Diefenbaker, and others.
- Brian Mulroney

I was not up stairs when he came home;
no,
sir.
- Lizzie Andrew Borden

Nobody's ever called me Sir Richard.
Occasionally in America, I hear people saying Sir Richard
and think there's some Shakespearean play taking place.
But nowhere else anyway.
- Richard Branson

My dear sir, it haunted me for the rest of my life.
- Peter O'Toole

I phoned this number and said, Please,
sir, I want to be an actor.
- Charles Dance

Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side;
my greatest concern is to be on God's side,
for God is always right.
- Abraham Lincoln

But, sir, I shall take the path of duty and shall not swerve from it.
- Benjamin F. Wade

No, sir, I'm not saying that charming,
witty and warm copy won't sell.
I'm just saying I've seen thousands of charming,
witty campaigns that didn't sell.
- Rosser Reeves

Here, sir, the people govern; here they act by their
immediate representatives.
- Alexander Hamilton

In England, it's now Sir Ben.
Mister has just disappeared.
It's not even on my passport anymore.
They've taken Mister away from me.
- Ben Kingsley

I ask, sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people
except for a few public officials.
- George Mason

Yes, sir.
I'm a real Southern boy.
I got a red neck, white socks, and Blue Ribbon beer.
- Billy Carter

A losing trade, I assure you, sir: literature is a drug.
- George Borrow

I had an awful first quarter but I picked it up.
To all you single guys out there, it's not how you start the date,
it's how you finish it sir.
A lot of people can, you know, start the date with flowers and candy,
but if you don't finish the date - you know what I mean?
- Shaquille O'Neal

I've had to deal with everything but everyone has helped me,
including Sir Alex Ferguson, to get through.
George Best was a good friend of mine.
We loved each other, we both knew where we were coming from.
- Paul Gascoigne

I tell you, sir, the only safeguard of order and discipline
in the modern world is a standardized worker with interchangeable parts.
That would solve the entire problem of management.
- Jean Giraudoux

But, sir, they have written me down upon the history
of the country as worthy of expulsion,
and in no unkindness I must tell them that for all
future time my self-respect requires that I shall pass them as strangers.
- Preston Brooks

I hadn't even watched '24' before, and the audition was kind of far away.
When I got the material, there wasn't a character yet,
so it almost seemed like an assistant to Jack Bauer saying,
'Yes, sir.
No, sir.'
- Mary Lynn Rajskub

It may not be proper for me, perhaps,
to let my feelings carry me further am therefore resigned to stop here,
if sir, you think my particular reasons following too free,
or will give offense to the House, which I would be
sorry to be thought capable of intending.
- Christopher Gadsden

Do not suppose, dearest Sir, that I am so short-sighted
as to destroy my life by English preaching,
or any other preaching.
St.
Paul did much good by his preaching,
but how much more by his writings.
- Henry Martyn

The Almighty has fixed the distinction of the races;
the Almighty has made the black man inferior,
and sir, by no legislation, by no partisan success,
by no revolution, by no military power,
can you wipe out this distinction.
- Fernando Wood

My bravery however was the effect of assurance for
could I have believed the current report,
I should have fled as fast as any man,
no man can possibly have a greater reluctance to an
intimacy with Sir William Howe than my Self.
- Henry Laurens


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