Quirky Quotes
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In issue 6 our Quintessential Quirky Quotes column features some memorable quips from Ernest Newman, Mark Russell, Rev. Sydney Smith, Queen Victoria, plus a Spanish proverb.

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Quintessential Quirky Quotes


If I had the power I would insist on all oratorios being sung in the costume of the period — with the possible exception in the case of ‘The Creation’.

— Ernest Newman

Mr. Gladstone speaks to me as if I were a public meeting.
— Queen Victoria

Heat, ma'am? It was so dreadful here that I found there was nothing left for it but to take off my flesh and sit in my bones.
— Rev. Sydney Smith

The scientific theory I like best is that the rings of Saturn are composed entirely of lost airline luggage.
— Mark Russell

How beautiful it is to do nothing, and then rest afterward.
— Spanish Proverb

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