I cannot conceive how any man can have brought himself to that pitch of presumption, to consider his country as nothing but carte blanche, upon which he may scribble whatever he pleases.
L'âme est une chose si impalpable, si souvent inutile et quelquefois si gênante, que je n'éprouvai, quant à cette perte, qu'un peu moins d'émotion que si j'avais égaré, dans une promenade, ma Carte de visite.Charles Baudelaire
Queen Victoria - I thought gags were things that were put by authority into people's mouths.D'Oyly Carte - These gags, your Majesty, are things that people put into their own mouths without authority
Yet, like so many of the D'Oyly Carte principals, he makes up in enthusiasm what he lacks in vocal prowess.john reed
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