"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 always look forward to Playing in Toronto because it's such a historic city when it comes to hockey.alexander ovechkin
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
Never let the fear of striking out keep you from Playing the game.George Herman Ruth
It is a standing insult tosportsmen to have to play undera rule which assumes that players intend to trip, hack and push their opponents, and to behave like cads of the most unscrupulous kidney. The lines marking a penalty area are a disgrace to the Playing fields of a public school.C(harles) B(urgess) Fry
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.
...badly, Playing the Missouri Waltz, or something.lauren bacall
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
"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
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 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
I started my career giving a clinic in bad acting in the film, "The Silver Chalice," and now I'm Playing a crusty old man who's an animated automobile [in "Cars"]. That's a creative arc for you, isn't it?paul newman
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.
I can fully appreciate the fury and anger that a person can feel when put through a humiliating experience by a cop, but I would recommend strongly that a person maintain his cool, and in no circumstances lose his temper. If you lose your temper, you are Playing right into the cop's hands.william powell
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
Fascism is the cult of organised murder , invented by the arch-enemies of society . It tends to destroy civilization and revert man to his most barbarous state. Mussolini and Hitler might well be called the devils of an age, for they are Playing hell with civilization.Marcus Garvey
What Wales had learned as an adolescent Playing video games, and relearned from his experience with Bomis, was the power of the network, the value of what has become known as 'distributed' technology.
Oh, my beloved nymph, fair Dove, Princess of rivers, how I love Upon thy flowery banks to lie, And view thy silver stream, When gilded by a summer's beam! And in it all thy wanton fry, Playing at liberty; And with my angle, upon them The all of treachery I ever learned, industriously to try!
Most SF is about madness, or what is currently ruled to be madness; this is part of its attraction — it's always Playing with how much the human mind can encompass.brian aldiss