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.
"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.james thurber
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.
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
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.
Playing Elizabeth Taylor was probably the hardest job I’ve ever done.sherilyn fenn
I regard golf as an expensive way of Playing marbles.
To think of Playing cricket for hard cash! Money and gentility would ruin any pastime under the sun.Mary Russell Mitford
Most of the network related programming in games has to do with providing a good interactive experience when Playing over the internet. This matter is very different from serving web pages. The primary concern there is to handle connection latency, latency fluctuations, packet loss and bandwidth limitations, and pretty much hide all of that from the player's experience.timothee besset
The Playing field is more sacred than the stock exchange, more blessed than Capital Hill or the vaults of Fort Knox. The diamond and the gridiron - and, to a lesser degree, the court, the rink, the track, and the ring - embody the American dream of Eden.lewis h. lapham
I feel so bad. My band started Playing the wrong song and I didn't know what to do so I thought I'd do a hoedown. I'm sorry.ashlee simpson
Will without power is like children Playing at soldiers.
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.graeme leung
I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy Playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.
Now then, I hasten to repeat that these practices [S&M] are certainly not usual or universal among us, but rather are variants practiced by a minority that is not representative of all gay people, although they do make up an identifiable sector that I don't want to leave out (as do many politically correct gay people, who like to give the impression that gay men only sodomize each other on Versace cushions by candlelights to Yo-Yo Ma Playing Bach's Suites for Cello.)miss shangay lily
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