Paris is a beast of a city to be into those who cannot getoutof it.Rousseausaidwell, that allthetimehewasin it, he was only trying how he should leave it? The continual panic inwhichthe passenger iskept, thealarm and the escape from it, the anger and the laughter at it, must haveaneffectonthe Parisian character, and tend to make it the whiffling, skittish, snappish, volatile, inconsequential, unmeaning thing it is.
How some men creep in skittish Fortune's hall, While others play the idiots in her eyes!william shakespeare
I'm anything but skittish about government, but I must say this administration is truly scary and, given the times we live in, frighteningly dangerous.john dean
If ever thou shalt love, In the sweet pangs of it remember me; For such as I am all true lovers are; Unstaid and skittish in all motions else, Save in the constant image of the creature That is belov'd.william shakespeare