Quotes of Presiding - somelinesforyou

“ I gather from a lawyer that there was a rehearsal yesterday. We haven't a hope. I know the presiding judge, too; I've had the misfortune to sleep with his wife — he was specially picked. ”

- Alphonse Karr

“ It is no accident that banks resemble temples, preferably Greek, and that the supplicants who come to perform the rites of deposit and withdrawal instinctively lower their voices into the registers of awe. Even the most junior tellers acquire within weeks of their employment the officiousness of hierophants tending an eternal flame… ”

- Lewis H. Lapham

“ In Chicago, we may not think the Picasso presiding over the Richard J. Daley Center plaza is art, but we know it's a big Picasso and it's the city's Picasso, and when the Cubs made the play-offs, the sculpture wore a baseball cap just like everything else. ”

- Pat Colander
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