Quotation Explorer - 'Sir'

It's political, sir. Apparently he wants a return to the values and traditions that made the city great, sir." "Does he _know_ what those values and traditions _were_?" said Vimes, aghast. - Terry Pratchett
-'What do ties matter, Jeeves, at a time like this?'There is no time, sir, at which ties do not matter - P.G. Wodehouse
Difficult do you call it, Sir? I wish it were impossible. [on hearing a famous violinist] - Samuel Johnson
How do you imagine Hell, sir Blacksad ? For me, it's a place without music... of complete silence. - Juan Díaz Canales
You will find it a very good practice always to verify your references sir. - Martin Routh
History, sir, will tell lies, as usual. - George Bernard Shaw
Could we have entered into the mind of Sir Isaac Newton, and have traced all the steps by which he produced his great works, we might see nothing very extraordinary in the process. - Joseph Priestley
Sir, I am a true laborer. I earn that I eat, get that I wear, owe no man hate, envy no man's happiness, glad of other men's good, content with my harm and the greatest of my pride is to see my ewes graze and my lambs suck. - William Shakespeare
Every man dies. Not every man truly lives." Sir William Wallace - Amanda M. Thrasher
Bah-Bah-black sheep, have you any soul?No sir, by the way, what the hell are morals? - Set it off
As a Texan, I say ma'm and sir to my age contemporaries and open doors for anyone that I can. This goes for men, too, though it is appreciated when they beat me to it and disappointing when they don't. - Tiffany Madison
The thing about rabbits, sir, is that everybody has one. I'd like to see you step up to the goat-class where I feel you belong. Frankly you look more like a goat man to me. - Philip K. Dick
I know not, sir, whether Bacon wrote the works of Shakespeare, but if he did not it seems to me that he missed the opportunity of his life. - James M. Barrie
GOOD, adj. Sensible, madam, to the worth of this present writer. Alive, sir, to the advantages of letting him alone. - Ambrose Bierce
I know not, sir whether Bacon wrote the works of Shakespeare, but if he did not it seems to me that he missed the opportunity of his life. - James M. Barrie
When my information changes, I alter my conclusions. What do you do, sir? - John Maynard Keynes
We're all prostitutes sir we're all selling ourselves for something - Saira Viola
A girl yesterday during my program asked me a question; Sir, Why is this world an Unsafe place? And i had confusion not clarity... No answers - Dinesh Kumar
The following Discourse [on art, by Sir Joshua Reynolds] is particularly Interesting to Blockheads as it endeavours to prove that There is No such thing as Inspiration & that any Man of a plain Understanding may by Thieving from Others become a Mich Angelo. - William Blake
That's part of American greatness, is discrimination. Yes, sir. Inequality, I think, breeds freedom and gives a man opportunity.
Sir, I shall not defeat you - I shall transcend you. - Benjamin Disraeli
In business, sir, one has no friends, only correspondents. - Alexandre Dumas
Have you no sense of decency, sir? - Joseph N. Welch
Sir, this man's crazy, you can't let him out of the army.
You must have taken great pains, sir; you could not naturally been so very stupid. - Samuel Johnson
No profit grows where is no pleasure ta'en; In brief, sir, study what you most affect. - William Shakespeare
Sir, it is not God who will assemble us on the battlefield, nor position our troops, nor place the cannon, and it is not God who will aim the musket.
You are mistaken; he is not a gentleman but a sir. Just a sir. For a gentleman is grander and a rare acquaintance. - Richelle E. Goodrich
When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do, sir? - John Maynard Keynes
Why, Sir, if you were to read Richardson for the story, your impatience would be so much fretted that you would hang yourself. But you must read him for the sentiment, and consider the story as only giving occasion to the sentiment. - Samuel Johnson
As an Odd-Fish, it is not my job to be right,' said Sir Oort. 'It is my job to be wrong in new and exciting ways. - James Kennedy
You can bind my body, tie my hands, govern my actions: you are the strongest, and society adds to your power; but with my will, sir, you can do nothing. - George Sand
The things, good Lord, that we pray for, give us the grace to labour for’, as Sir Thomas More expressed it. The inner voice of prayer expresses itself naturally in action, just as the inner voice of my brain guides all my bodily actions. - Philip Yancey
Liza considering back-peddling but thought about her empty bank account. That’ll be fine, sir. I don’t wear skirts anyway.He hmphed as though he suspected she might also be inclined to burn her bra on the courthouse steps and snapped, No jeans either, this is a professional establishment. - Gwenn Wright
The integrity of my sleep has been forever compromised, sir. - David Foster Wallace
Yes," I answered you last night;"No," this morning, sir, I say.Colours seen by candlelightWill not look the same by day. - Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Death: "THERE ARE BETTER THINGS IN THE WORLD THAN ALCOHOL, ALBERT."Albert: "Oh, yes, sir. But alcohol sort of compensates for not getting them. - Terry Pratchett
Sir, I admit your general rule, That every poet is a fool, But you yourself may serve to show it, That every fool is not a poet. - Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Faith, sir, as to that matter, I don't believe one half of it myself. - Diedrich Knichkerbocker
Meet everyone with utmost respect and heartfelt love. Sir , POET 2013– Sir - Kristian Goldmund Aumann
Till tomorrow good sir one must but gaze at stars - Andrew Fisher
McGough: I'm sorry. I'm afraid I've caught poetry. Mr Bones: Oh really? Well, don't worry, sir - I used to suffer from short stories.McGough: Really? When?Mr Bones: Oh, once upon a time ... - Graham Chapman
My congratulations to you, sir. Your manuscript is both good and original; but the part that is good is not original, and the part that is original is not good. - Samuel Johnson
Kermit: Hey, Fozzie, I want you to turn left if you come to a fork in the road.Fozzie: Yes sir, turn left at the fork in the road.[drives past a giant fork]Fozzie: Kermit!Kermit: I don't believe that. - The Muppet Movie (1979)
Maj. Burns: "What kind of idiot do you think I am?" Cpl. O'Reily: "You'd know that better than me, sir.
It might well appear to Sir Walter that there had been no quarrel. It was often the case that gentlemen did not observe the signs. - Susanna Clarke
Sir, pay no attention to the people who say the glass is half empty, because 32% means it's 2/3 empty. There's still some liquid in that glass is my point, but I wouldn't drink it. The last third is usually backwash.(Said to President Bush at the White House Correspondents Dinner) - Stephen Colbert
I "love" reading.It makes me feel like I am swallowing up Christ, Homer, Confucius, Newton, Franklin, Socrates, Caesar, and the whole world into one gigantic invincible Sir Moffat. Mine is creative reading. I read building empires in mind. I pray I won't read and read and forget to marry. - Moffat Machingura
Oh, sir!" Lord Teddie bounced on his feet. "Sir, I read about this sort of thing once, sir! The only way to solve it is to kill both of them. It was in the Bible!"The silence rung. Lord Teddie cowered at the King's look."Ah, never mind," he said. - Heather Dixon
I might’ve found a way to cure them. Crystal said in a jumble of words. Cure them? Permanently? Yes sir. He thought about this a moment before speaking, You’ve got two weeks, can you do it by then? That’s plenty of time sir, thank you. - Julia Barkey
In the final analysis, with Rene she had been an apprentice to love, she had loved him only to learn how to give herself, enslaved and surfeited, to Sir Stephen. - Pauline Réage
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