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"I'm a working class lad." - Rob James-Collier

"That lad must have been born offside." - Alex Ferguson

"Being a lad is what I'm about." - Liam Gallagher

"So, open your mouth, lad! For every voice counts!" - Dr. Seuss

"I was a young lad when I was growing up." - David O'Leary

"I'm running out of words to describe this lad." - Cristiano Ronaldo

"I'm just a normal young lad who plays football." - Wayne Rooney

"Shoulder the sky, my lad, and drink your ale." - A E Housman

"Being a lad is what I'm about. I can tell you who isn't a lad - anyone from Blur." - Liam Gallagher

"Who can live in heart so glad As the merry country lad?" - Nicholas Breton

"Ambition is all very well, my lad, but you must cloak it." - Jonathan Stroud

"Booze and tobacco and lots of sex. It keeps a lad young." - Lawrence Block

"Yer a good lad, Atticus, mowin' me lawn and killin' what Brits come around." - Kevin Hearne

"The things we love destroy us every time, lad. Remember that." - George R R Martin

"Power's a strange thing, lad. It's a drug people like me crave it." - Nancy Farmer

"What lively lad most pleasured me Of all that with me lay?" - William Butler Yeats

"Yer a good lad, Atticus, mowin" me lawn and killin" what Brits come around." - Kevin Hearne

"We're not punished for our sins, lad. We're punished by them." - Jennifer Donnelly

"If that lad makes a First Division footballer, then I'm Mao Tse Tung." - Tommy Docherty

"The lad got over-excited when he saw the whites of the goalpost's eyes." - Steve Coppell

"He's not a lad that likes to stand on his feet." - Chris Waddle

"The Water Babies "Young and Old" When all the world is young, lad, And all the trees are green; And every goose a swan, lad, And every lass a queen; Then hey for boot and horse, lad, And round the world away: Young blood must have its course, lad, And every dog his day." - Charles Kingsley

"I'm a hard-mouthed north-eastern lad. That's me - the Eminem of Northeast England." - Jamie Bell

"What you want, my lad, and what you're going to get are two very different things." - P G Wodehouse

"Cupid is a knavish lad Thus to make poor females mad." - William Shakespeare

"Let Cupid smile and the fiend must flee; Hey and hither, my lad." - Robert Graves

"When all the world is young, lad, And all the trees are green; And every goose a swan, lad, And every lass a queen; Then hey for boot and horse, lad, And round the world away; Young blood must have its course, lad, And every dog his day." - Charles Kingsley

"If it be sin to love a lovely lad Oh there sin I." - Richard Barnfield

"Cupid is a knavish lad, Thus to make poor mortals mad!" - William Shakespeare

"The wages of courage is death, lad, but it's the wages of everything else, too." - Tim Powers

"I was a straight-A student. But I was a bad lad." - Mr T

"I'm a hard-mouthed northeastern lad. That's me - the Eminem of Northeast England." - Jamie Bell

"Young blood must have its course, lad, and every dog its day." - Charles Kingsley

"Syntax, my lad. It has been restored to the highest place in the republic." - John Steinbeck

"They're cheering a young lad, the champion playboy of the Western World." - John Millington Synge

"Jermaine Jenas is a fit lad. He gets from box to box in all of 90 minutes" - Bobby Robson

"One day I'll work out what it is you are saying, my lad, and then you'll be in trouble." - Terry Pratchett

"A man met a lad weeping. "What do you weep for?" he asked. "I am weeping for my sins," said the lad. "You must have little to do," said the man. The next day, they met again. Once more the lad was weeping. "Why do you weep now?" asked the man. "I am weeping because I have nothing to eat," said the lad. "I thought it would come to that," said the man." - Robert Louis Stevenson

"The way was long and weary, But gallantly they strode, A country lad and lassie, Along the heavy road." - George Robert Sims

"O whistle, and I'll come to you, my lad: Tho' father and mither and a' should gae mad." - Robert Burns

"Two things cannot be in one place. Where you tend a rose, my lad, a thistle cannot grow." - Frances Hodgson Burnett

"Come back and stand with us, lad. We will all go down together that's what makes us who we are." - David Gemmell

"A well-off plastic surgeon can suffer just as much as an Irish lad who has been abused or whatever." - William Nicholson

"Clap! Snap! the black crack! Grip, grab! Pinch, nab! And down down to Goblin-town You go, my lad! Clash, crash! Crush, smash! Hammer and tongs! Knocker and gongs! Pound, pound, far underground! Ho, ho! my lad! Swish, smack! Whip crack! Batter and beat! Yammer and bleat! Work, work! Nor dare to shirk, While Goblins quaff, and Goblins laugh, Round and round far underground Below, my lad!" - J R R Tolkien

"Clay lies still, but blood's a rover; Breath's aware that will not keep. Up, lad: when the journey's over then there'll be time enough to sleep." - A E Housman

"I'll tell you this, lad: A tattoo says more of a fellow looking at it than it can do of the man who's got it on his back." - Sarah Hall

"When you find the one, my lad, grab her up in your arms and never let her go. You may never get another chance." - Gaelen Foley

"If Harry Potter's so magical, why cant he cure his own eyesight and get laid. A teenage lad shouldnt need a broomstick to cling onto." - Frankie Boyle

"June suns, you cannot store them To warm the winter's cold, The lad that hopes for heaven Shall fill his mouth with mould." - A E Housman

"A sturdy lad . . . who teams it, farms it . . . and always like a cat falls on his feet, is worth a hundred of these city dolls." - Marsilio Ficino

"Your bird drinks whiskey and eats tobacco?" The old man frowned."Just be lad he doesn't like eatin' scrawny boys that don't know their way 'round the Otherworld." - Kami Garcia

"Joel, lad, school is about learning to learn. If you don't practice studying things you don't like, then you'll have a very hard time in life." - Brandon Sanderson

"Science, my lad, has been built upon many errors; but they are errors which it was good to fall into, for they led to the truth." - Jules Verne

"Here's a health to the lass with the merry black eyes! Here's a health to the lad with the blue ones!" - William Winter

"With rue my heart is laden For golden friends I had, For many a rose-lipped maiden And many a lightfoot lad." - A E Housman

"A lady who sets her heart upon a lad in uniform must prepare to change lovers pretty quickly, or her life will be but a sad one." - William Makepeace Thackeray

"So remember it, lad. If your head thinks up mischief, your backside's going to pay for it. Brian Fraser to young Jamie" - Diana Gabaldon

"The sort of lad I am looking for is a kid who will nutmeg Kevin Keegan in training, then step aside him in the corridor" - Bob Paisley

"The lad who dreams of being a boxing champion or an admiral chooses reality. If the writer chooses the imaginary, he confuses the two." - Jean-Paul Sartre

"Clay lies still, but blood's a rover; Breath's a ware that will not keep. Up, lad: when the journey's over There'll be time enough to sleep." - A E Housman

"Like enough, you won't be glad, When they come to hang you, lad: But bacon's not the only thing That's cured by hanging from a string." - Hugh Kingsmill

"Clay lies still, but blood's a rover; Breath's a ware that will not keep. Up, lad; when the journey's over There'll be time enough for sleep." - A E Housman

"Our tastes greatly alter. The lad does not care for the child's rattle, and the old man does not care for the young man's whore." - Samuel Johnson

"There's no disgrace in failing, lad, Though friends and foes deride; In fact, a failure's not so bad As never having tried." - Ken Kesey

"I feel sympathy for the working class lad. I've always championed about ticket prices and try to equate that to people's salaries." - Alex Ferguson

"Science, my lad, is made up of mistakes, but they are mistakes which it is useful to make, because they lead little by little to the truth." - Jules Verne

"I'm a London lad, but I'm fascinated by America. I want to take a motorcycling trip across the country and see those wide open spaces." - Charlie Cox

"My lad chewed and swallowed a dictionary. We gave him Epsom salts - but we can't get a word out of him." - Les Dawson

"When I grew up, the only way a lad like me would maybe escape was playing football. Not being an actor." - Sean Harris

"I'd been a fanatic of movies since I was a wee lad, so I got into the films before I got into the comics." - Josh Helman

"I know I'm 25 now, but there's still that little lad inside me who likes his dad there to see him." - Jamie Redknapp

"Early on in my career I had a lot of bad press about my temperament, but I was only a young lad then." - Wayne Rooney

"Old age is a special problem for me because I've never been able to shed the mental image I have of myself - a lad of about 19." - E B White

"Do I think I'm a national treasure? I don't see why not? I don't see why I shouldn't be. I'm a good lad, really." - Robbie Williams

"When I'm 80 and sagging all over, I can tell my grandkids, 'Look, when I was a lad, 'People' magazine thought I was sexy!'" - Gerard Butler

"Being some country lad from the banks of the River Boyne, I never wanted to be wealthy. I was driven by artistic intention." - Pierce Brosnan

"A good heart will help you to a bonny face, my lad and a bad one will turn the bonniest into something worse than ugly." - Emily Bronte

"But surely "Argh" is the sound of a sort of strangulated scream. "Aargh" is the sound of a stabbing, or a falling off a cliff. "Arr" is, I think, the noise you're looking for. It's the noise pirates make when they don't have anything better to do. "Arr, Jim Lad" = Pirate noise. "Aargh, Jim Lad" = sound of pirate falling off a cliff." - Neil Gaiman

"Oh, it is sure as it is sad That any lad is every lad, And what's a girl, to dare implore Her dear be hers forevermore? Though he be tried and he be bold, And swearing death should he be cold, He'll run the path the others went... But you, my sweet, are different." - Dorothy Parker

"(Falstaff:) By the Lord, thou say'st true, lad - and is not my hostess of the tavern a most sweet wench? (Prince Henry:) As the honey of Hybla, my old lad of the castle - and is not a buff jerkin a most sweet robe of durance?" - William Shakespeare

"When all the world is old, lad, And all the trees are brown; And all the sport is stale, lad, And all the wheels run down; Creep home, and take your place there, The spent and maimed among:- God grant you find one face there, You loved when all was young." - Charles Kingsley

"The troubles of our proud and angry dust Are from eternity, and shall not fail. Bear them we can, and if we can we must. Shoulder the sky, my lad, and drink your ale." - A E Housman

"Joyce for all his devotion to his art, terrible in its austerity, was a lad born with a song on one side of him, a dance on the other; two gay guardian angels every human ought to have." - Sean O'Casey

"As the lad himself might say, cut my legs off and call me Shorty! Elvis Presley can act...Acting is his assignment in this shrewdly upholstered showcase, and he does it." - Howard Thompson

"He's a nice young lad. I'll keep putting him on ... as long as he doesn't tell me any lies. He's back focused and it's great to see. Let's hope he keeps going on from that." - Lee Freedman

"That, lad," he said proudly, "was some of the worst poetry I have heard for a long time. It was offensive to the ear and a torrrture to the soul....We'll make a gonnagle out of ye yet!" - Terry Pratchett

"Until this moment, Senator, I think I never really gauged your cruelty or your recklessness....Let us not assassinate this lad further, senator. You have done enough. Have you no sense of decency?" - Joseph N. Welch

"At the stair-foot the landlord stopped me. Here, lad, take a candle. The stairs are dark, and, since I like your looks, I would not have you break your neck." - Bertha Runkle

"Dear authors! suit your topics to your strength, And ponder well your subject, and its length; Nor lift your lad, before you're quite aware What weight your shoulders will, or will not, bear." - Lord Byron

"Remember that, lad, if you never remember anything else. We all touch each other's lives, for better or for worse. So say the things you have to say to people while you still have the chance." - Edward Bloor

"Courage must come from the soul within; the man must furnish the will to win. So figure it out for yourself, my lad. You were born with all that the great have had." - Edgar Guest

"This life is a shadowy thing, lad. We live in a crowded space of lights and shadows, and when left to ourselves, we all too often fail to see the brightest light of all." - James Michael

"To begin with, working class people reacted against our openness about sex. They are frightened of nudity, they're repressed in that way as well as others. Perhaps they thought 'Paul [McCartney] is a good lad, he doesn't make trouble'." - John Lennon

"The lad is surprisingly strong and can turn a game with his incredible acceleration before applying a world-class finish. You can't kick Messi out of a game- he rides tackles like a thoroughbred horse." - Osvaldo Ardiles

"I always feel like a bit of an outsider myself, but as a working class lad, the system was always against me. The British system itself and then of course all the illnesses that were challenging to me." - John Lydon

"I ve got a boot boy from the Youth team. His name s Kudos - he s a good lad and has been looking after me for a few years." - Peter Crouch

"The Big Apple, the dream of every lad that ever threw a leg over a thoroughbred and the goal of all horsemen. There's only one Big Apple. That's New York." - John J. Fitz Gerald

"A good heart will help you to a bonny face, my lad, I continued, if you were a regular black; and a bad one will turn the bonniest into something worse than ugly." - Emily Bronte

"On the green banks of Shannon, when Sheelah was nigh, No blithe Irish lad was so happy as I; No harp like my own could so cheerily play, And wherever I went was my poor dog Tray." - Thomas Campbell

"Then proudly smiled that old man To see the eager lad Rush madly for his pen and ink And for his blotting-pad - But, when he thought of publishing, His face grew stern and sad." - Lewis Carroll

"A grand little lad was young Albert, All dressed in his best; quite a swell. With a stick with an 'orse's 'ead 'andle, The finest that Woolworth's could sell." - Marriott Edgar

"Y' not charging tuppence for that little lad? Said Mother, her eyes flashing wild. Per tuppence per person per trip, answered Ted, Per woman, per man, or per child." - Marriott Edgar

"So I ask each weepin' willow And each brook along the way, And each lad that comes a-whistlin' Tooralay How are things in Glocca Morra This fine day?" - Yip Harburg

"The chestnut casts his flambeaux, and the flowers Stream from the hawthorn on the wind away, The doors clap to, the pane is blind with showers. Pass me the can, lad; there's an end of May." - A E Housman

"On the green banks of Shannon, when Sheelah was nigh, No blithe Irish lad was so happy as I, No harp like my own could so cheerily play, And wherever I went was my poor dog Tray." - Thomas Campbell

"A mermaid found a swimming lad, Picked him up for her own, Pressed her body to his body, Laughed; and plunging down Forgot in cruel happiness That even lovers drown." - William Butler Yeats

"For me, I've never talked about my private life. It's always been about Black Sabbath. It's strange to open up and talk about me as a young lad, my relationships, marriages and what not." - Tony Iommi

"Joyce for all his devotion to his art, terrible in its austerity, was a lad born with a song on one side of him, a dance on the other; two gay guardian angels every human ought to have." - Sean Ocasey

"Be you wise and never sad, You will get your lovely lad. Never serious be, nor true, And your wish will come to you- And if that makes you happy, kid, You'll be the first it ever did." - Dorothy Parker

"Yet but three come one more. Two of both kinds make up four. Ere she comes curst and sad. Cupid is a knavish lad. Thus to make poor females mad." - William Shakespeare

"What is your name?" asked Lear. Caius," said Kent. And whence do you hail?" From Bonking, sire." Well, yes, lad, as do we all," said Lear, "but from what town?" - Christopher Moore

"At school, I was a shy lad and still am. But acting gives me licence to be up there, demanding the focus. It's the one time in my life where I don't have to shout to be heard." - Emun Elliott

"I'm a mixed race lad from Liverpool. I get to play a lot of hard characters, and some people perceive that's what I'm like, but it's great for me 'cos they're always the most interesting characters." - Stephen Graham

"I'm a lad of the '60s. I started a magazine to try and end the Vietnam war, but it was a number of years before I had the profile, the financial resources and the time to do more." - Richard Branson

"In the early days, I had everything to prove. A very working class lad with a burning ambition. A very crude way of measuring success is how much you are worth." - John Caudwell

"I have declared that I will work free of cost with those composers who are passionate about their work. Sohail Sen is one such lad, whose music in Banjaara has been liked a lot." - Sukhwinder Singh

"Intrinsically, I'm the same person I was as a young lad, and I think I still have the optimism of life, still the same wants and desires to be good and great about what I do." - Pierce Brosnan

"Although I fancy Britney, I think Shakira is hot too. Maybe I could let them fight over me. I'm a young lad and I've got to keep my options open." - Gareth Gates

"The troubles of our proud and angry dust are from eternity, and shall not fail. Bear them we can, and if we can we must. Shoulder the sky, my lad, and drink your ale." - A E Housman

"I lived a dream life (almost too exclusively, perhaps) when I was a lad and even now my thought goes back for refreshment to thosedays when all the world seemed to be a place of heroic adventure in which one's heart must keep its own counsel." - Woodrow Wilson

"A kiss is the prize?' he asked sadly. 'Even more than giving me the rest of you? It should be the other way round, Princess. In the real world, it's called courting. You let a lad kiss you and then you offer him more.' 'Let me tell you something, Olivier,' she said with tears of sorrow in her eyes, 'this is my real world." - Melina Marchetta

"The kiss. There are all sorts of kisses, lad, from the sticky confection to the kiss of death. Of them all, the kiss of an actress is the most unnerving. How can we tell if she means it or if she's just practicing?...." - Ruth Gordon

"But if you ever come to a road where danger; Or guilt or anguish or shame's to share. Be good to the lad who loves you true, And the soul that was born to die for you; And whistle and I'll be there." - A E Housman

"Been having a fight with your blankets, Septimus?" A familiar voice echoed down the chimney. "Looks like you lost," the voice continued with a chuckle. "Not wise to take on a pair of blankets, lad. One, maybe, but two blankets always gang up on you. Vicious things, blankets." - Angie Sage

"Courage must come from the soul within, The man must furnish the will to win. So figure it out for yourself, my lad. You were born with all that the great have had, With your equipment they all began, Get hold of yourself and say: I can." - Edgar Guest

"O, send Lewis Gordon hame And the lad I maune name, Though his back be at the wa' Here's to him that's far awa'. O, hon! my Highlandman, O, my bonny Highlandman, Weel would I my true love ken Among ten thousand Highlandmen." - Alexander Geddes

"A kiss is the prize?" he asked sadly. "Even more than giving me the rest of you? It should be the other way round, Princess. In the real world, it's called courting. You let a lad kiss you and then you offer him more." "Let me tell you something, Olivier," she said with tears of sorrow in her eyes, "this is my real world." - Melina Marchetta

"God, it stinks," I said, hand over my nose as he pulled me into a long step. Al strode forward, head high. "It's the stench of bureaucracy, my itchy-witch, and why I chose to go into human resources when but a wee lad." - Kim Harrison

"He had the hypocrisy to represent a mourner: and previous to following with Hareton, he lifted the unfortunate child on to the table and muttered, with peculiar gusto, 'Now, my bonny lad, you are mine! And we'll see if one tree won't grow as crooked as another, with the same wind to twist it!" - Emily Bronte

"The wreath of cigarette smoke which curls about the head of the growing lad holds his brain in an iron grip which prevents it from growing and his mind from developing just as surely as the iron shoe does the foot of the Chinese girl." - Hudson Maxim

"God's providence is not in baskets lowered from the sky, but through the hands and hearts of those who love him. The lad without food and without shoes made the proper answer to the cruel-minded woman who asked, "But if God loved you wouldn't he send you food and shoes?" The boy replied, "God told someone, but he forgot."" - George Arthur Buttrick

"Football is a grand game for developing a lad physically and also morally, for he learns to play with good temper and unselfishness, to play in his place, and to play the game, and these are the best of training for any game of life." - Robert Baden-Powell

"Life goes not in a straight line, lad, but in a circle. The first half we spend venturing as far as the world's end from home and kin and stillness, and the latter half brings us back, by roundabout ways but surely, to that state from which we set out." - Ellis Peters

"You know, all the evil in the world, all the sadness comes from not having a good answer to that question: What do I do next? You just keep thinking of good things to do, lad. You'll be all right. We'll all be all right. I wanted you to know that." - Geoff Ryman

"God, it stinks," I said, hand over my nose as he pulled me into a long step. Al strode forward, head high. "It's the stench of bureaucracy, my itchy-witch, and why I chose to go into human resources when but a wee lad." - Kim Harrison

"Tarly, when I was a lad half your age, my lady mother told me that if I stood about with my mouth open, a weasel was like to mistake it for his lair and run down my throat. If you have something to say, say it. Otherwise, beware of weasels." - George R R Martin

"I've been reading [Nikita] Khrushchev Remembers. I know he's a bit of a lad himself - but he seemed to think that making a religion out of an individual was bad; that doesn't seem to be part of the basic Communist idea. Still people are people, that's the difficulty." - John Lennon

"The kiss. There are all sorts of kisses, lad, from the sticky confection to the kiss of death. Of them all, the kiss of an actress is the most unnerving. How can we tell if she means it or if she's just practicing?" - Ruth Gordon

"We sent him down at last, out of the way. Unwounded; - stout lad, too, before that strafe. Malingering? Stretcher-bearers winked, 'Not half!' Next day I heard the Doc.'s well-whiskied laugh: 'That scum you sent last night soon died. Hooray!" - Wilfred Owen

"I like the lad who, when his father thought To clip his morning nap by hackneyed phrase Of vagrant worm by early songster caught, Cried, Served him right! - it's not at all surprising; The worm was punished, sir, for early rising!" - John Godfrey Saxe

"This, cried the Mayor, is your town's darkest hour! The time for all Whos who have blood that is red To come to the aid of their country!, he said. We've GOT to make noises in greater amounts! So, open your mouth, lad! For every voice counts!" - Dr. Seuss

"Where's he that died o' yesterday? What better chance hath he To clink the can and toss the pot When this night's junkets be? For the lad that died o' yesterday Is just as dead - ho! ho! - As the whoreson knave men laid away A thousand years ago." - Edmund Clarence Stedman

"When I was a lad I served a term As office boy to an Attorney's firm. I cleaned the windows and I swept the floor, And I polished up the handle of the big front door.... I polished up that handle so carefullee That now I am the Ruler of the Queen's Navee!" - W. S. Gilbert

"Until this moment, Senator, I think I never really gauged your cruelty or your recklessness.... Let us not assassinate this lad further, Senator. You have done enough. Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last? Have you left no sense of decency?" - Joseph N. Welch

"It was the smile of a boy at his own birthday party, the lad who is both humbled and wondrously elated by the realization that he is in a room full of people who are happy, abnormally happy, one might say, to see him alive and in their presence." - Tom Wolfe

"With rue my heart is laden For golden friends I had, For many a rose-lipt maiden And many a lightfoot lad. By brooks too broad for leaping The lightfoot boys are laid; The rose-lipt girls are sleeping In fields where roses fade." - A E Housman

"So up I got in anger, And took a book I had, And put a ribbon on my hair To please a passing lad. And, "One thing there's no getting by - I've been a wicked girl," said I; But if I can't be sorry, why, I might as well be glad!" - Edna St Vincent Millay

"I like the lad who, when his father thought To clip his morning nap by hackneyed phrase Of vagrant worm by early songster caught, Cried, "Served him right! it's not at all surprising; The worm was punished, sir, for early rising!" - John Godfrey Saxe

"I tell you, lad, that men will believe is one says, "The Gods say..." They will believe if one says, "I had a Vision..." They will believe if one says, "It was told me on a tablet of hidden gold..." But, if one says, "History teaches," then they will not believe." - Sheri S Tepper

"She has her own glamour, Willy lad. All poets do, all the bards and artists, all the musicians who truly take the music into their own hearts. They all straddle the border of Faerie, and they see into both worlds. Not dependably into either, perhaps, but that uncertainty keeps them honest and at a distance." - Emma Bull



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