It isn't so much what's on the table that matters, as what's on the chairs.
He did nothing in particular, and did it very well.
Oh, wouldn't the world seem dull and flat with nothing whatever to grumble at?
When everyone is somebody, then no one's anybody.
It's love that makes the world go round.
I'm really very sorry for you all, but it's an unjust world, and virtue is triumphant only in theatrical performances.
Deerstalking would be a very fine sport if only the deer had guns.
Life's a pudding full of plums.
No one can have a higher opinion of him than I have; and I think he's a dirty little beast.
Merely corroborative detail, intended to give artistic verisimilitude to an otherwise bald and unconvincing narrative.
Oh, don't the days seem lank and long When all goes right and nothing goes wrong, And isn't your life extremely flat With nothing whatever to grumble at!
I am the Captain of the Pinafore ; And a right good captain too! . . . . And I'm never, never sick at sea! What, never? No, never! What never? Hardly ever! He's hardly ever sick at sea! Then give three cheers, and one cheer more, For the hardy Captain of the Pinafore!
As is gloriously sung in the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta "H.M.S. Pinafore," in the words of W. S. Gilbert: "Things are seldom as they seem, Skim milk masquerades as cream."
Faint heart never won fair lady!
Nothing venture, nothing win
Blood is thick, but water's thin
In for a penny, in for a pound
It's Love that makes the world go 'round!
Life is a joke that's just begun.
When in that House MPs divide/If they've a brain and cerebellum, too/They've got to leave that brain outside/And vote just as their leaders tell 'em to.
Saturday afternoon, although occurring at regular and well-foreseen intervals, always takes this railway by surprise.
No good play is a success; fine writing and high morals are useless on the stage. I have been scribbling twaddle for thirty-five years to suit the public taste, and I should know.
In short, whoever you may be, To this conclusion you'll agree, When every one is somebodee, Then no one's anybody!
Wherever valor true is found, true modesty will there abound.
If you're anxious to shine in the high aesthetic line as a man of culture rare, you must get up all the germs of the transcendental terms, and plant them everywhere.
Though I'm anything but clever, I could talk like that forever.
I am, in point of fact, a particularly haughty and exclusive person, of pre-Adamite ancestral descent. You will understand this when I tell you that I can trace my ancestry back to a protoplasmal primordial atomic globule.
It is a glorious thing To be a Pirate King.
Isn't your life extremely flat,With nothing to grumble at?
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