When everyone is somebody, then no one's anybody.
He did nothing in particular, and did it very well.
Merely corroborative detail, intended to give artistic verisimilitude to an otherwise bald and unconvincing narrative.
It's love that makes the world go round.
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."
I'm really very sorry for you all, but it's an unjust world, and virtue is triumphant only in theatrical performances.
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!
Deerstalking would be a very fine sport if only the deer had guns.
No one can have a higher opinion of him than I have; and I think he's a dirty little beast.
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!
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.
Oh, wouldn't the world seem dull and flat with nothing whatever to grumble at?
Life's a pudding full of plums.
It isn't so much what's on the table that matters, as what's on the chairs.
If you give me your attention, I will tell you what I am:
I'm a genuine philanthropist--all other kinds are sham.
Each little fault of temper and each social defect
In my erring fellow creatures, I endeavor to correct.
Saturday afternoon, although occurring at regular and well-foreseen intervals, always takes this railway by surprise.
In all the woes that curse our race there is a lady in the case.
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.
I've an irritating chuckle, I've a celebrated sneer,
I've an entertaining snigger, I've a fascinating leer;
To everybody's prejudice I know a thing or two;
I can tell a woman's age in half a minute--and I do
Things are seldom what they seem.
Roll on, thou ball, roll on!
Through pathless realms of Space,
Darwinian man, though well-behaved, at best is only a monkey shaved.
A man is but an ass
Who fights in a cuirass
The privilege and pleasure That we treasure beyond measure Is to run on little errands for the Ministers of State.
To sit in solemn silence on a dull, dark dock in a pestilential prison with a life-long lock awaiting the sensation of a short, sharp shock from a cheap and chippy chopper on a big, black block.
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