"To hell with the handkerchief," said Walter Mitty scornfully. He took one last drag on his cigarette and snapped it away. Then, with that faint, fleeting smile playing about his lips, he faced the firing squad; erect and motionless, proud and disdainful, Walter Mitty the Undefeated, inscrutable to the last.
One of the great tests of a band, of course, was its manner of Playing "God Save the King." ... The English did it with effortless superiority, as though to say "We have frequently played this air in the presence of the King-Emperor and have reason to believe that he was perfectly satisfied." The American band gave an impression that every man was treacherously muttering the words of "My Country 'Tis of Thee" into his instrument; which was, of course, intolerable. I have probably misjudged this band, for like most children I was a patriotic bigot.Robertson Davies
Life is like Playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
Nine times out of 10 when people do a tribute album or tribute songs for somebody, it's what I call 'white boys Playing reggae'. They know they can't, we know they can't, so they sing like they can't and play like they can't. They gently make fun of the idiom or sing in a false accent.david lee roth
I just wanted to pay tribute to him and talk about the situation." When asked if it was a conscious thing to give an eastern flavor to the song, Sheik says "Definitely... I know that he was, like, a big fan of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and he was listening to a lot of that kind of music. There's also just a really mournful quality to that kind of string Playing." Sheik says, "I wanted to send him off and say a few things about how much his music moved me and other people.jeff buckley
Pam, I adore you, Pam, you great mountainous sports girl, Whizzing them over the net, full of the strength of five: That old Malvernian brother, you zephyr and khaki shorts girl, Although he's Playing for Woking, Betjeman Can't stand up to your wonderful backhand drive.
It would indeed be the ultimate tragedy if the history of the human race proved to be nothing more noble than the story of an ape Playing with a box of matches on a petrol dump.
He never complained about his team's bad luck or bad talent, never stopped Playing the game for joy, never stopped giving his all, never lost his proud demeanor, and never acted like anything but a winner. He was a symbol of the Cubs' fans undiminishing resilience. If he could be happy to come to the park each afternoon, then so could we.ernie banks
I think [Wine] will be, at a minimum, incredibly useful to archeology, like DosBox has been for Playing Wing Commander. Certainly it has been known to save the day with modern titles, too. But to have it as the agreed-upon way to how you play video games on Linux is completely unacceptable for several reasons, both technical and moral.ryan c. gordon
When I left Nashville I went to Texas because that's where I came from, and because I was Playing in Texas a lot in different places. And I saw hippies and rednecks drinking beer together and smoking dope together and having a good time together and I knew it was possible to get all groups of people together – long hair, short hair, no hair – and music would bring them together.willie nelson
I always look forward to Playing in Toronto because it's such a historic city when it comes to hockey.alexander ovechkin
I have these large pieces of recycled brown paper stretched on my apartment wall and when I am not doing anything fashion-related, I'm drawing on it, Playing with colour spectrums.
Life is not always a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, Playing a poor hand well.jack london
You know, I want to just advise people watching at home Playing that now popular drinking game of you take a shot whenever the Republicans say something that's not true: Please assign a designated driver.
Most of the time you're Playing the crazy girl or the stripper - always the stripper! I mean, how many strippers can I play. I can do a lap dance phenomenally, and that's not a good sign, because I'm not a stripper.diora baird
In my opinion he's the best player ever. When you play tennis, Playing Federer is kind of a dream because you can see he does everything you would love to do on the court.roger federer
I would like the world to remember me as the guy who really enjoyed Playing games and sharing his knowledge and his fun pastimes with everybody else.gary gygax
I don't think pressure, that word, is on his mind. He loves to play hockey and enjoys the way he's Playing. He's kind of made me re-establish my thinking.alexander ovechkin
I've always been skeptical of people who say they lose themselves in a part. Someone once came up to Spencer Tracy and asked, "Aren't you tired of always Playing Tracy?" Tracy replied, "What am I supposed to do, play Bogart?" You have to develop a style that suits you and pursue it, not just develop a bag of tricks.james (jimmy) stewart
"My dad wrote a song about the people in the slides. I started Playing harmonica. I was only six."rachel trachtenburg
When I use a direct manipulation system whether for text editing, drawing pictures, or creating and Playing games I do think of myself not as using a computer but as doing the particular task. The computer is, in effect, invisible. The point cannot be overstressed: make the computer system invisible.donald norman
What are the wild waves saying, Sister, the whole day long, That ever amid our Playing I hear but their low, lone song?
Gentlemen, it's been an honor Playing with you tonight.