"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
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
Life is like Playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
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.
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
“The ship’s orchestra of eight young men were standing knee deep in water Playing.”steve turner
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 was on an airplane last year when a talk show began Playing on the TVs. I decided to start narrating for the people, which is a really great game if you're ever bored enough. I realized a time will probably come when television will watch us if we're watching it, if that hasn't already happened, figuratively or literally. It sounded like some sort of pseudo-Big Brother nightmare, so I wrote it down."brandon boyd
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
The idea that a game is anything more than a game… You know, there are people who are basically unbalanced who are going to misuse a game and have bad results. If a golfer who insists on Playing during a lightning storm gets hit by a stroke of lightning and is killed nobody says, 'There's golfers dying by the droves being hit by lightning!' You can overdo what you really like, and if you're unbalanced you go overboard.gary gygax
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
Ask Nureyev to stop dancing, ask Sinatra to stop singing, then you can ask me to stop Playing.BillieJean ne e Moffitt King
My problem is that I can't come unless Johnny Cash is Playing.joey comeau
Stranded in this mill town railroad yard while the whole world was converging elsewhere, we seemed to be nothing but children Playing among heroic men.john knowles
Oh, I think it was like when, you know, Cupid throws an arrow and hits you. First, there was this Mexican band, dressed up with bows and arrows. They were Playing some funky weird music,, I didn't know it yet, but it was like Lee Perry, George Clinton, and Sun Ra mixed up, Mexican funky.carlos santana
Although I am not averse to wasting a few hours Playing computer games, I have never tried my hand at Doom . Judging by sales figures and testimonials, Playing the game has to be an infinitely preferable experience to watching this pathetic excuse for a movie.james berardinelli
If you told me I was going to live to 240, I would take 10 years off and try and act. I don't have that kind of time, so I'd much rather stick to Playing guitar.john mayer
The Salvadoran military has shown really professional standing. I don't see them Playing the old game.