The declared meaning of a spoken sentence is only its overcoat, and the real meaning lies underneath its scarves and buttons.
There is no good in arguing with the inevitable.The only argument available with an east wind is to put on your overcoat.james russell lowell
You got a light, mac? No...but I've got a dark brown overcoat.vivian stanshall
I tried to explain to her the significance of the great poet, but without much success, The Waste Land not figuring very largely in Mam's scheme of things. "The thing is," I said finally, "he won the Nobel Prize." "Well," she said, with that unerring grasp of inessentials which is the prerogative of mothers, "I’m not surprised. It was a beautiful overcoat."Alan Bennett
There is no good in arguing with the inevitable. The only argument available with an east wind is to put on your overcoat.james russell lowell