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Famous quotes containing the words read, sir and/or herbert:

    We’re headed for collapse, if you want my opinion, Missy. I can see it in the fallin’ off of the quality of vagrants. There was a time you could find real good company in almost any jungle you’d pick, men who could talk, men who’d read a book now and then; and now, what do you find, a lot of dirty little guttersnipes no decent tramp would want to associate with.
    Well, it’s been that way all through history.
    John Dos Passos (1896–1970)

    I must have the gentleman to haul and draw with the mariner, and the mariner with the gentleman.... I would know him, that would refuse to set his hand to a rope, but I know there is not any such here.
    Francis, Sir Drake (1540–1596)

    That’s interesting. Sort of a private preserve for teenagers, huh? I suppose as adults we’re lucky to find a parking space.
    —Kenneth Langtry. Herbert L. Strock. Prof. Frankenstein (Whit Bissell)