"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.
Instead of buying airplanes and Playing around like some of our competitors, we've rolled almost everything back into the company.bill gates
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.
Playing "Bop" is like Playing Scrabble with all the vowels missing.duke ellington
Actors who have tried to play Churchill and MacArthur have failed abysmally because each of those men was a great actor Playing himself.William Raymond Manchester
When I heard I was up for it, obviously I wanted to win. It's really an honour. I love Playing for my country.
I loved Playing Go Go, because the character's so extreme. And she's pretty close to my real character. Especially the fact that she liked her sword with a lot of accessories.chiaki kuriyama
While you’re Playing cards with a regular guy or having a bite to eat with him, he seems a peaceable, good-humoured and not entirely dense person. But just begin a conversation with him about something inedible, politics or science, for instance, and he ends up in a deadend or starts in on such an obtuse and base philosophy that you can only wave your hand and leave.Anton Chekhov
Music to me is spontaneous, writing is spontaneous and it's all based on not trying to do it. From beginning to end, whether it's writing a song, or Playing guitar, or a particular chord sequence, or blowing a horn, it's based on improvisation and spontaneity.van morrison
It (democracy) is far more than merely participating in free and fair elections for a new government. It is about Playing by a set of rules, respecting those rules and accepting the result even when it may not be what one had hoped for.
Oh! that we two were Maying Down the stream of the soft spring breeze; Like children with violets Playing, In the shade of the whispering trees.Charles Kingsley
Thank you. If you appreciate the tuning so much, I hope you'll enjoy the Playing more.
Please don't stop Playing, Fry. I want to hear how it ends.