Gentleman Quotes

David Bowie is the quintessential English gentleman and, of course, a musical and generational institution. I only played support for him for one night (not a whole tour) but he was incredibly gracious and generous toward me and I’ve certainly never forgotten it.

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One learned gentleman, “a sage grave man,” Talk’d of the Ghost in Hamlet, “sheath’d in steel”— His well-read friend, who next to speak began, Said, “That was poetry, and nothing real;” A third, of more extensive learning, ran To Sir George Villiers’ Ghost, and Mrs. Veal; Of sheeted Spectres spoke with shorten’d breath, And thrice he quoted Drelincourt on Death.

“One learned gentleman, “a sage grave man,” Talk’d of the Ghost in Hamlet, “sheath’d in steel”— His well-read friend, who next to speak began, Said, … Read More

We are told that Sin consists in acting contrary to God’s commands, but we are also told that God is omnipotent. . . . This leads to frightful results. . . . The British State considers it the duty of an Englishman to kill people who are not English whenever a collection of elderly gentlemen in Westminster tells him to do so. . . . Church and State are placable enemies of both intelligence and virtue.

“We are told that Sin consists in acting contrary to God’s commands, but we are also told that God is omnipotent. . . . This … Read More