Patrician Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 30 Patrician Quotes

#1. The point is that descriptive writing is very rarely entirely accurate and during the reign of Olaf Quimby II as Patrician of Ankh-Morpork some legislation was passed in a determined attempt to ?put a stop to this sort of thing and introduce some honest. - Author: Terry Pratchett
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#2. PLEBEIAN, n. An ancient Roman who in the blood of his country stained nothing but his hands. Distinguished from the Patrician, who was a saturated solution. - Author: Ambrose Bierce
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#3. I do not mourn the death of the printed letter in a snobby, East Coast, patrician way - 'Where have our manners gone?' - but because I love objects, I love paper, and I love something that I can hold to my chest for a moment. Still, I bear no grudge against the e-mail form itself. - Author: Jami Attenberg
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#4. He didn't administer a reign of terror, just the occasional light shower. - Author: Terry Pratchett
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#5. Julia Louis-Dreyfus is just perfect in 'Veep.' She gets to show off the spiky claws beneath her patrician finesse. The obvious way to play 'Veep' would be to make Louis-Dreyfus a folksy heroine, one with more common sense or populist heart than her enemies. But she isn't one. - Author: Rob Sheffield
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#6. And when the Patrician was unhappy, he became very democratic. He found intricate and painful ways of spreading that unhappiness as far as possible. - Author: Terry Pratchett
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#7. The Patrician could read," said Spelter. "Not if you cut off his index finger," said Carding. - Author: Terry Pratchett
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#8. In the old patrician world there was a custom once a week you had to eat a meal with your slaves and get to know them as people. - Author: Jared Harris
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#9. He said. Academy alumni with quantitative skills go on to become stockbrokers. There are damned few patrician scientists. - Author: Natalie Angier
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#10. Diplomacy has always involved dinners with ruling elites, backroom deals and clandestine meetings. Now, in the digital age, the reports of all those parties and patrician chats can be collected in one enormous database. And once collected in digital form, it becomes very easy for them to be shared. - Author: Heather Brooke
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#11. One of the disadvantages of being a patrician is that occasionally you're obliged to act like one. - Author: Dalton Trumbo
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#12. The Patrician of Ankh-Morpork sat back on his austere chair with the sudden bright smile of a very busy person at the end of a crowded day who's suddenly found in his schedule a reminder saying: 7.00-7.05, Be Cheerful and Relaxed and a People Person. - Author: Terry Pratchett
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#13. Le Carre's voice - patrician, cold, brilliant and amused - was perfect for the wilderness-of-mirrors undertow of the Cold War, and George Smiley is the all-time harassed bureaucrat of spy fiction. - Author: Alan Furst
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#14. Of England's patrician class, the author writes: It was easy to be agreeable when everything was done to keep them in comfort and ease. - Author: Barbara W. Tuchman
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#15. The trick of getting donkeys down from minarets," said the Patrician, as the desert unwound below them, "is always to find that part of the donkey which seriously wishes to get down." The - Author: Terry Pratchett
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#16. Fascinating, said the Patrician, and went back to not listening to Dibbler. He had not got where he was today by bothering how things worked. It was how people worked that intrigued him. - Author: Terry Pratchett
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#17. Gentlemen, please," said the Patrician. He shook his head. "Let's have no fighting, please. This is, after all, a council of war. - Author: Terry Pratchett
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#18. He was a handsome man, several inches over six feet, green-eyed, with dark chestnut hair and features that bore the patrician stamp of aristocratic breeding. She put his age at just past thirty but had formed no opinion of him as a person. - Author: Grace Burrowes
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#19. The author says one patrician English leader saw his relationship with the populace thusly: He wasn't responsible TO them. He was responsible FOR them. He was responsible for their care. - Author: Barbara W. Tuchman
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#20. Ankh-Morpork had dallied with many forms of government and had ended up with that form of democracy known as One Man, One Vote. The Patrician was the Man; he had the Vote. - Author: Terry Pratchett
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#21. The Patrician was not a man you shook a finger at unless you wanted to end up being able to count only to nine. - Author: Terry Pratchett
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#22. When I speak English, I've been told, I have this patrician way of speaking that's very irritating. It's the whole class thing. - Author: Kristin Scott Thomas
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#23. There is a 'patrician arrogance' to James Taylor that accounts in part for his popularity while it at the same time explains the critical resistance to his work. - Author: Jon Landau
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#24. Because there was no pre-existing patrician elite, those successful in the new book industry could write very swiftly to the top of the social hierarchy. - Author: Andrew Pettegree
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#25. The notion of our leaders as patrician ascetics of unassailable virtue is risible. - Author: Nick Harkaway
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#26. The English patrician bloomed in his natural climate. - Author: Barbara W. Tuchman
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#27. Icy and earthy, Helen Mirren is a rare, regal presence in a movie age that values the plebeian over the patrician and mass over class. Lauded with an Oscar and an Emmy for playing both Queen Elizabeths, Mirren has matched her cool aristocracy with a boldness of performance and display. - Author: Richard Corliss
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#28. You had to hand it to the Patrician, he admitted grudgingly. If you didn't, he sent men to come and take it away. - Author: Terry Pratchett
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#29. To allow the policy question of same-sex marriage to be considered and resolved by a select, patrician, highly unrepresentative panel of nine is to violate a principle even more fundamental than no taxation without representation: no social transformation without representation. - Author: Antonin Scalia
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#30. Vimes' meeting with the Patrician ended as all such meetings did, with the guest going away in possession of an unfocused yet very nagging suspicion that he'd only just escaped with his life. - Author: Terry Pratchett
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