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"Ignorance, madam, pure ignorance." - Samuel Johnson

"Yes, madam, Nature is creeping up." - James Mcneill Whistler

"Ambition, madam, is a great man's madness." - John Webster

"Hell, madam, is to love no longer." - Georges Bernanos

"Madam, if you were my wife, I would drink it." - Winston Churchill

"Did I ever say an engagement was an elephant, madam?" - Elizabeth Gaskell

"Pattycake, pattycake, baker's man; good morning, madam, I'm a psychiatrist" - Eric Idle

"Wine, madam, is God's next best gift to man." - Ambrose Bierce

"O madam, my old heart is cracked, it's cracked!" - William Shakespeare

"Seeing Scotland, Madam, is only seeing a worse England." - Samuel Johnson

"Consistency, madam, is the first of Christian duties." - Charlotte Bronte

"And you, madam, are ugly. But I shall be sober in the morning." - Winston Churchill

"You're looking exceptionally ugly tonight, Madam, is it because we have company?" - Alfred Jarry

"To call that writing, madam, is an insult to quills and ink across the world." - Julia Quinn

"When you were a little girl, Madam.....was this the woman you dreamed of becoming?" - Andrew Sean Greer

"And now, Madam, I addressed her, we shall try who shall get the breeches." - William Beloe

"Noble madam, Men's evil manners live in brass; their virtues We write in water." - William Shakespeare

"Pray, dear madam, another glass; it is Christmas time, it will do you no harm." - William Makepeace Thackeray

"Nay, Madam, when you are declaiming, declaim; and when you are calculating, calculate." - Samuel Johnson

"Madam, you ask me how I compose. I compose sitting down." - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

"According to Madam Pomfrey, thoughts could leave deeper scarring than almost anything else..." - J K Rowling

"Madam, if it be possible, it is done; if impossible, it shall be done." - Charles Alexandre de Calonne

"According to Madam Pomfrey, thoughts could leave deeper scars than almost anything else." - J K Rowling

"Custom, madam, is the law of fools, but it shall never govern me." - John Vanbrugh

"You are hard at work madam ," said the man near her. Yes," Answered Madam Defarge ; " I have a good deal to do." What do you make, Madam ?" Many things." For instance -" For instance," returned Madam Defarge , composedly , Shrouds." The man moved a little further away, as soon as he could, feeling it mightily close and oppressive ." - Charles Dickens

"Madam, I have come from a country where people are hanged if they talk." - Leonhard Euler

"Madam de Stael pronounced architecture to be frozen music; so is statuary crystalized spirituality." - Louisa May Alcott

"he said, 'Madam-may I presume?'-and stopped, offering to take my hand. I...could scarce forbear laughing. 'Allow me, Madam,' continuing he, affectedly breaking off every half moment, 'the honour and happiness...the happiness and honor..." - Frances Burney

"If I was your wife Sir, I'd poison you! Madam, if you were my wife, I'd let you!" - Winston Churchill

"I know not, Madam, that you have a right, upon moral principles, to make your readers suffer so much." - Samuel Johnson

""Madam," replied Mr. Micawber, "it is my intention to register such a vow on the virgin page of the future."" - Charles Dickens

"Age brings about everything; but it is not the time, Madam, as we know, to be a prude at twenty." - Moliere

"Madam, you have bereft me of all words, Only my blood speaks to you in my veins," - William Shakespeare

"GOOD, adj. Sensible, madam, to the worth of this present writer. Alive, sir, to the advantages of letting him alone." - Ambrose Bierce

"You had your turn madam, let me have mine ... Let me complete. I'm sorry, it's my turn." - Mitt Romney

"Philip. Madam, a day may sink or save a realm. Mary. A day may save a heart from breaking too." - Alfred Tennyson

"Moderation is essential in all things, madam, but never in my life have I failed to beat a teetotaller." - Harry Vardon

"Madam, you're making history, in fact, you're making me, and I wish you'd keep my hands to yourself" - Groucho Marx

"You can call me mercenary, or call me madam, but, as I always tell my customers - just call me anytime!" - Xaviera Hollander

"SATIETY, n. The feeling that one has for the plate after he has eaten its contents, madam." - Ambrose Bierce

"This is a free country, madam. We have a right to share your privacy in a public place." - Peter Ustinov

"Magic, madam, is like wine and, if you are not used to it, it will make you drunk." - Susanna Clarke

"Fontenelle... said, you remember, to the damsel of eighteen, 'Ah, Madam, would that I were eighty once more." - Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle

"Madam, I may be President of the United States, but my private life is nobody's damn business." - Chester A Arthur

"[When asked why he had defined 'pastern' as the knee of a horse:] Ignorance, Madam, pure ignorance." - Samuel Johnson

"It's lucky it's dark. I haven't blushed so much since Madam Pomfrey told me she liked my new earmuffs." - J K Rowling

"And if kisses in these words could travel too, Madam, you'd read this letter with your lips." - Edmond Rostand

"Writing, madam, is a mechanic part of wit. A gentleman should never go beyond a song or a billet." - George Etherege

"Sink me! Your taylors have betrayed you! T'wood serve you better to send THEM to Madam Guillotine" - Baroness Orczy

"Madam: If you discover any more comets, can you not wait until they are announced by the proper authorities?" - George Phillips Bond

"Madam, I have been looking for a person who disliked gravy all my life; let us swear eternal friendship." - Sydney Smith

"Milton, Madam, was a genius that could cut a Colossus from a rock; but could not carve heads upon cherry-stones." - Samuel Johnson

"Madam, you flatter yourself. I do not want to marry you or anyone else. I am not a marrying man. - Rhett Butler" - Margaret Mitchell

"Madam Pince, our librarian, tells me that it is 'pawed about, dribbled on, and generally maltreated' nearly everyday - a high compliment for any book." - J K Rowling

"Indeed, Madam, your ladyship is very sparing of your tea: I protest the last I took was no more than water bewitched." - Jonathan Swift

"Madam, I swear I use no art at all. That he is mad, 'tis true: 'tis true 'tis pity, And pity 'tis 'tis true - a foolish figure." - William Shakespeare

"If I had always served God as I have served you, Madam, I should not have great account to render at my death." - Francis Bacon

"Within six months, if I am not dead, I shall have seen you again, madam-even if I have to overturn the world." - Alexandre Dumas

"madam," the man cried, leaping to the ground, "you're hurt!" "I'm dead, sir!" she replied. A few minutes later, they became engaged." - Virginia Woolf

"Well madam, have you looked in the mirror and seen the state of your nose? Boxing is my excuse. What's yours?" - Alan Cooper

"WINE, n.Fermented grape-juice known to the Women's Christian Union as "liquor," sometimes as "rum." Wine, madam, is God's next best gift to man." - Ambrose Bierce

"ROSS You must have patience, madam. LADY MACDUFF He had none: His flight was madness: when our actions do not, Our fears do make us traitors." - William Shakespeare

"Socially, a journalist ranks somewhere between the madam of a whorehouse and a bartender. but spiritually he ranks with Galileo, for he knows the world is round." - Ben Hecht

"I mentioned that I was thinking of getting out of the business after Call Me Madam. I thought maybe I should become a homebody." - Ethel Merman

"Madam, before you flatter a man so grossly to his face, you should consider whether or not your flattery is worth his having." - Samuel Johnson

"Madam, you have between your legs an instrument capable of giving pleasure to thousands and all you can do is scratch it." - Thomas Beecham

"Good people all, with one accord, Lament for Madam Blaize, Who never wanted a good word From those who spoke her praise." - Oliver Goldsmith

"Madam Life's a piece in bloom Death goes dogging everywhere: she's the tenant of the room, he's the ruffian on the stair." - William Ernest Henley

"Stop playing verbal games with me, madam, or I shall go out into that ballroom, find your mother, and bring her here" - Gail Carriger

"There is a very pretty Collection of Prints in the next Room, Madam, will you give me leave to explain them to you?" - Susannah Centlivre

"Madam, Life's a piece in bloom Death goes dogging everywhere: She's the tenant of the room He's the ruffian on the stair." - William Ernest Henley

"I had this wild imagination. I was never me. All my childhood photos, I'm in fancy dress, playing a Russian refuge or Marvelous Mad Madam Mim." - Juno Temple

"Drinking when we are not thirsty and making love at all seasons, madam: that is all there is to distinguish us from other animals." - Pierre Beaumarchais

"Madam Speaker, before being elected to Congress, I ran a manufacturing business that did a significant percentage of our sales outside the United States." - Chris Chocola

"If I can't eat the meal in a restaurant, and the waiter asks, 'Is everything all right, Madam?', I tell them that I'm on a diet." - Cilla Black

"In the School of Coquettes Madam Rose is a scholar, - O, they fish with all nets In the School of Coquettes! When her brooch she forgets 'Tis to show her new collar; In the School of Coquettes Madam Rose is a scholar!" - Henry Austin Dobson

"Churchill: "Madam, would you sleep with me for five million pounds?" Socialite: "My goodness, Mr. Churchill... Well, I suppose... we would have to discuss terms, of course... " Churchill: "Would you sleep with me for five pounds?" Socialite: "Mr. Churchill, what kind of woman do you think I am?!" Churchill: "Madam, we've already established that. Now we are haggling about the price" - Winston Churchill

"In the School of Coquettes Madam Rose is a scholar,-O, they fish with all nets In the School of Coquettes! When her brooch she forgets 'Tis to show her new collar; In the School of Coquettes Madam Rose is a scholar!" - Henry Austin Dobson

"Don't you think I would be a worthy replacement for you, Madam Prime Minister? You have a long nose. So have I. But I don't poke my nose into other people's affairs." - Sam Manekshaw

"I've made it clear, Madam President, that the war against terrorism is not a war against Muslims, nor is it a war against Arabs. It's a war against evil people who conduct crimes against innocent people." - George W Bush

"Good manners, Madam, are had these days not For your asking, nor mine, nor what-we-used-to-be's. The day is a loud grenade that bursts a smile Of serious weeds in a comic lily plot...." - Allen Tate

"I deciced if I were ever to get into booze and women, my line would be, 'Excuse me, madam, but I would really love to bed and muss you. . . . Are you perchance free this evening?" - Rachel Cohn

"You, that are going to be married, think things can never be done too fast: but we that are old, and know what we are about, must elope methodically, madam." - Oliver Goldsmith

"Madam, don't bring up your sons to detest the United States Government. Recollect that we form one country now. Abandon all these local animosities, and make your sons Americans." - Robert E Lee

"Madam President, speaking here in Dublin Castle it is impossible to ignore the weight of history, as it was yesterday when you and I laid wreaths at the Garden of Remembrance." - Elizabeth II

"There had been no more attacks since those on Justin and Nearly Headless Nick, and Madam Pomfrey was pleased to report that the Mandrakes were becoming moody and secretive, meaning that they were fast leaving childhood." - J K Rowling

"Mr Witwould: "Pray, madam, do you pin up your hair with all your letters? I find I must keep copies." Mrs Millamant: "Only with those in verse.... I never pin up my hair with prose."" - William Congreve

"Madam, if your son were to come home and try to shirk duty, you ought to shut your door in his face and treat him as a renegade unworthy of your name or regard." - Stonewall Jackson

"We all laced together-a brothel madam, an English professor, a mute cook, a quadroon cabbie, and me, the girl carrying a bucket of lies and throwing them like confetti." - Ruta Sepetys

"To write a book is for all the world like humming a song-be but in tune with yourself, madam, 'tis no matter how high or how low you take it." - Laurence Sterne

"[Lord Shaftesbury said] All wise men are of the same religion. Whereupon a lady in the room... demanded what that religion was. To whom Lord Shaftesbury straight replied, Madam, wise men never tell." - Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury

"Oh madam, when you put bread and cheese, instead of burnt porridge, into these children's mouths, you may indeed feed their vile bodies, but you little think how you starve their immortal souls!" - Charlotte Bronte

"To write a book is for all the world like humming a song-be but in tune with yourself, madam, 'tis no matter how high or how low you take it." - Laurence Sterne

"You call yourself some kind of goddess and you know nothing, madam, nothing. What don't die can't live. What don't live can't change. What don't change can't learn. The smallest creature that dies in the grass knows more than you." - Terry Pratchett

"Friendship is the perfection of love, and superior to love; it is love purified, exalted, proved by experience and a consent of minds. Love, Madam, may, and love does, often stop short of friendship." - Samuel Richardson

"Madam, methinks I see him living yet; So well your words his noble virtues praise, That all both judge you to relate them true, And to possess them, honour'd Margaret." - John Milton

"Mulla, Mulla, my son has written from the Abode of Learning to say that he has completely finished his studies! Console yourself, madam, with the thought that God will no doubt send him more." - Nasreddin

"Mr Witwould: Pray, madam, do you pin up your hair with all your letters? I find I must keep copies. Mrs Millamant: Only with those in verse.... I never pin up my hair with prose." - William Congreve

"[When reproached by a woman for not fighting to defend civilization in World War I, he allegedly replied:] Madam, I am the civilization that they are fighting to defend." - Heathcote William Garrod

"[To a woman heckler who had said, 'I wouldn't vote for you if you were the Archangel Gabriel':] If I were the Archangel Gabriel, madam, I'm afraid you would not be in my constituency." - Robert Menzies

"Why, Madam, do you know there are upward of thirty yards of bowels squeezed underneath that girdle of your daughter's? Go home and cut it; let Nature have fair play, and you will have no need of my advice." - John Abernethy

"A lady came up to me one day and said 'Sir! You are drunk', to which I replied 'I am drunk today madam, and tomorrow I shall be sober but you will still be ugly." - Winston Churchill

"Madam President, speaking here in Dublin Castle it is impossible to ignore the weight of history, as it was yesterday when you and I laid wreaths at the Garden of Remembrance." - Queen Elizabeth II

"Madam your wife and I didn't hit it off the only time I ever saw her. I won't say she was silly, but I think one of us was silly, and it wasn't me." - Elizabeth Gaskell

"Madam Speaker, I have spent more than half my life as a member of the Resources Committee. In that time I have supported numerous wilderness designations. In fact, I cannot recall ever opposing a wilderness bill." - Nick Rahall

"Madam Speaker, it is time to halt illegal entry into this country. It is time to halt the flow of illegal drugs and weapons into this great Nation, and it is time to secure our borders." - Marsha Blackburn

"The English, the plain English, of the politest address of a gentleman to a lady is, I am now, dear Madam, your humble servant: Pray be so good as to let me be your Lord and Master." - Samuel Richardson

"I mean to say, really, I am near to developing a neurosis - is there anyone around who doesn't want to study or kill me?" Floote raised a tentative hand. "Ah, yes, thank you, Floote." "There is also Mrs Tunstell, madam," he offered hopefully, is if Ivy were some kind of consolation prize. "I notice you don't mention my fair-weather husband." "I suspect, at this moment, madam, he probably wants to kill you." Alexia couldn't help smiling. "Good point." - Gail Carriger

"Shortly after the birth control pill was approved for public distribution, one woman wrote to John Rock, its inventor, "You should be afraid to meet your maker." Rock, despite being Catholic replied, "My dear Madam, in my faith, we are taught that the Lord is with us always. When my time comes, there will be no need for introductions."" - Malcolm Gladwell

"In a man's letters you know, Madam, his soul lies naked, his letters are only the mirror of his breast, whatever passes within him is shown undisguised in its natural process. Nothing is inverted, nothing distorted, you see systems in their elements, you discover actions in their motives." - Samuel Johnson

"But mark, madam, we live amongst riddles and mysteries-the most obvious things, which come in our way, have dark sides, which thequickest sight cannot penetrate into; and even the clearest and most exalted understandings amongst us find ourselves puzzled and at a loss in almost every cranny of nature's works." - Laurence Sterne

"My liege, and madam, to expostulate What majesty should be, what duty is, Why day is day, night night, and time is time, Were nothing but to waste night, day and time. Therefore, since brevity is the soul of wit, And tediousness the limbs and outward flourishes, I will be brief." - William Shakespeare

"A woman once rang me up and said, 'Mr. Escher, I am absolutely crazy about your work. In your print -Reptiles- you have given such a striking illustration of reincarnation.' I replied, 'Madam, if that's the way you see it, so be it.'" - M C Escher

"I have crossed over on the backs of Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, Fannie Lou Hamer, and Madam C. J. Walker. Because of them I can now live the dream. I am the seed of the free, and I know it. I intend to bear great fruit." - Oprah Winfrey

"I ought to break your neck!" Clayton interrupted. Too late, Whitney realized that she shouldn't have been standing all this time on her "injured" knee. "Allow me to congratulate you on a fine day's work, Madam," he said sternly. "In less than twelve hours, you've brought Whitticomb to your side and Cuthbert to your feet." - Judith Mcnaught

"A soprano in Massenet's Don Quixote complained that she had missed her entry in the aria, "because Mr. Challiapin always dies too soon." "Madam, you must be profoundly in error," said Sir Thomas, "No operatic star has yet died half soon enough for me."" - Thomas Beecham

"It is the attitude of some leaders of God's people; they continually scold others, hurl reproaches at them, tell them to be quiet. ... 'Madam, take your crying child out of the church as I am preaching.' As if the cries of a child were not a sublime homily." - Pope Francis

"The world rests upon a turtle, which itself stands on the back of an elephant!" Alek tried not to laugh. "Then what does the elephant stand on, madam?" "Don't try to be clever, young man." She narrowed her eyes. "It's elephants all the way down!" - Scott Westerfeld

"The world rests upon a turtle, which itself stands on the back of an elephant!" Alek tried not to laugh. "Then what does the elephant stand on, madam?" "Don't try to be clever, young man." She narrowed her eyes. "It's elephants all the way down!" - Scott Westerfeld

"Ne reprenez, dame, si j'ai aime , Si j'ai senti mille torches ardentes, Mille travaux, mille douleurs mordantes, Si, en pleurant, j'ai mon temps consume . Do not blame me, madam, if I loved, If I felt one thousand burning torches, One thousand labours, or one thousand scathing pains, If, in crying, I spent all my time." - Louise Labe

"Madam, a circulating library in a town is as an evergreen tree of diabolical knowledge; it blossoms through the year. And depend on it that they who are so fond of handling the leaves, will long for the fruit at last." - Richard Brinsley Sheridan

"Madam, 'twas Ariadne passioning For Theseus' perjury and unjust flight, Which I so lively acted with my tears That my poor mistress, moved therewithal, Wept bitterly; and would I might be dead, If I in thought felt not her very sorrow!" - William Shakespeare

"No, madam, 'tis not so well that I am poor, though many of the rich are damned; but if I may have your ladyship's good will to go to the world, Isbel the woman and I will do as we may." - William Shakespeare

"A mother once asked a clergyman when she should begin he education of her child, which she told him was then four years old. Madam, was the reply, you have lost three years already. From, the very first smile that gleams over an infant's cheek, your opportunity begins." - Richard Whately

"Madam, before I get through with you, you will have a clear case for divorce... and so will my wife. The first thing to do is to arrange for a settlement. You take the children, your husband takes the house. Junior burns the house, you take the insurance and I take you." - Will B. Johnstone

"During a heavy storm at sea a nervous woman passenger on a large liner went to the captain, seeking reassurance. "Captain," she asked tremulously, "are we in great danger?" "Don't worry, madam," he answered, "after all, we in the hands of God." "Oh," she gasped, terror written on her face, "is it as bad as that?"" - James Keller

"And pray, who are you?" Said the Violet blue To the Bee, with surprise, At his wonderful size, In her eyeglass of dew. "I, madam," quoth he, "Am a publican Bee, Collecting the tax Of honey and wax. Have you nothing for me?" - John B. Tabb

"The world is a chessboard, Madam, on which we play out our ploys and follies. You are the Queen, of course. Your moves are the strongest. For myself, I claim only to be a knight, advancing in a crooked progress. Do we move ourselves, do you think, or does a great gloved hand place on our squares" - Catherine Fisher

"Einstein was attending a music salon in Germany before the second world war, with the violinist S. Suzuki. Two Japanese women played a German piece of music and a woman in the audience exclaimed: "How wonderful! It sounds so German!" Einstein responded: "Madam, people are all the same."" - Albert Einstein

"The envious are not satisfied with equality; they secretly yearn for superiority and revenge. In the French Revolution of 1848, a woman coal-heaver is said to have remarked to a richly dressed lady: 'Yes, madam, everything's going to be equal now; I shall go in silks and you'll carry coal.'" - Henry Hazlitt

"Madam, an hour before the worshipped sun Peered forth the golden window of the East, A troubled mind drave me to walk abroad; Where, underneath the grove of sycamore That westward rooteth from this city side, So early walking did I see your son." - William Shakespeare

"One of the things I write about a bit in my Madam Secretary memoir is on Rwanda, where I was an instructed ambassador at the U.N., and my instructions were to not vote for increased forces there, and I didn't like my instructions. So I got up and called Washington and said, "Change my instructions," and they didn't." - Madeleine Albright

"In my dealings with the press, I was like the guy who goes into the cathouse and the madam gets him prepared and looks at him and says, "Who are you going to satisfy with that?" And he looks back at her and says, "Me." That's kind of my sense of humor at times." - Bobby Knight

"We didn't want to sign the painting itself, that would have interfered with the composition. And even later, for that reason or for another, I sometimes marked my canvases on the back. If you don't see my signature and the date, madam, it's because the frame is hiding it." - Pablo Picasso

"Republicans didn't lie to the American people about whether there were classified e-mails on that server and Republicans didn't tell families of Americans killed in Benghazi that a video was to blame for their murders. There isn't a vast right-wing conspiracy, Madam Secretary. Just like there wasn't one back in 1998." - Eric Bolling

"But, Madam, let your grief be laid aside, And let the fountain of your tears be dry'd, In vain they flow to wet the dusty plain, Your sighs are wafted to the skies in vain, Your pains they witness, but they can no more, While Death reigns tyrant o'er this mortal shore." - Phillis Wheatley

"In a year and a half, China will be sufficiently reunited to allow me to take my trip around the world. I wish to take Madam Wu and an entourage of about thirty persons, engaging expert guides in each country to instruct me in its governmental and industrial methods." - Wu Peifu

"No, Madam,' cried I, '-only-only I did not know that gentleman,-and so,-and so I thought-I intended-I-' Overpowered by all that had passed, I had not strength to make my mortifying explanation; - my spirits quite failed me, and I burst into tears." - Frances Burney

"The title that has consecrated this Alter is the Marriage of Souls, and the Golden thread that tyes the hearts of all the world; I tell you, Madam, Freindshipp is beyond all relations of flesh and blood, because it is less materiall." - John Evelyn

"Oooh noo, please, it's wicked to mock the afflicted! Well it might be one of your own! Don't laugh at her, she might want paying - I told her this was an audition! She's known to me as Madam Vera Roper, but she's known to everyone else as The English Open!" - Frankie Howerd

"Madam, in God's presence I speak: I never delighted in the weeping of any of God's creatures; yea I can scarcely well abide the tears of my own boys whom my own hand corrects, much less can I rejoice in your Majesty's weeping." - John Knox

"Once while waiting at Auckland airport, Lange insisted on buying himself a newspaper and joined a queue at a newsstand. The woman in front of him turned around and said, Good God! Lange replied affably, No madam, you are mistaken. I have never made that claim." - David Lange

"I'll never forget one morning I walked in and I had a hell of a bruise - it had been a difficult night the night before - and a client said to me, 'Good God, Vidal, what happened to your face?' And I said, 'Oh, nothing, madam, I just fell over a hairpin." - Vidal Sassoon

"The world rests upon a turtle, which itself stands on the back of an elephant!" Alek tried not to laugh. "Then what does the elephant stand on, madam?" "Do' try to be clever, young man." She narrowed her eyes. "It's elephants all the way down!" - Scott Westerfeld

"I say Gibson, we're old friends, and you're a fool if you take anything I say as an offense. Madam your wife and I didn't hit it off the only time I ever saw her. I won't say she was silly, but I think one of us was silly, and it wasn't me!" - Elizabeth Gaskell

"I'll never forget one morning I walked in and I had a hell of a bruise - it had been a difficult night the night before - and a client said to me, 'Good God, Vidal, what happened to your face?' And I said, 'Oh, nothing, madam, I just fell over a hairpin.'" - Vidal Sassoon

"Sometimes I get to put on posh frocks and be Madam Glamour, the vendor of my wares. My lovely friend Kath, a stylist, puts me into things I'd never dream of. But my real life is very different. It's very, very home-based - an intense domestic life, that's the core of everything." - Emma Thompson

"In the drawing room [of the Queen's palace] hung a Venus and Cupid by Michaelangelo, in which, instead of a bit of drapery, the painter has placed Cupid's foot between Venus's thighs. Queen Caroline asked General Guise, an old connoisseur, if it was not a very fine piece? He replied "Madam, the painter was a fool, for he has placed the foot where the hand should be." - Horace Walpole

"Did you hear about the recently discovered temple in the Sudan ?" I stared at him. "Yeah. I'm a regular reader of National Geographic." Ol' Frankie's brows quirked. "You wield sarcasm, madam, as well as a master swordsman does." "Gee, thanks." I smiled at him and batted my lashes. Quit flirting . Patrick flicked the command into my head. He sounded half-annoyed, half-amused. I'm not flirting. Quit being cute and likeable. An impossible request. I've always been too adorable for words." - Michele Bardsley

"I admired the English immensely for all that they had endured, and they were certainly honorable, and stopped their cars for pedestrians, and called you "sir" and "madam," and so on. But after a week there, I began to feel wild. It was those ruddy English faces, so held in by duty, the sense of "what is done" and "what is not done," and always swigging tea and chirping, that made me want to scream like a hyena" - Julia Child



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