Quotations from Alla
just interesting sentences
It is always my policy to look on the bright side, but in order to do that you have to have a bright side to look on, and under existing conditions there wasn't one.
Every day you seem to know less and less about more and more.
I wouldn't have said it if I could have thought of anything worse.
The gloom was swept from his face by a joyful smile.
I felt as if I had stepped on the place where the last step ought to have been but it wasn't.
Suffering does give a chap a sort of broader and most sympathetic outlook.
It helps you to understand other people's misfortunes if you've been through the same thing yourself.
Fellow follows me everywhere like Mary's lamb.
He had an uneasy feeling that it was too good to last.
The dog chased rats through dreamland.
When we are in a hurry we forget our better selves.
One man's peach is another man's poison.
A woman's whims have to be respected, however apparently absurd to the view of the more earthly male.
I endeavour to give satisfaction, sir.
I'm inclined to think so.
Will there be anything further?
I have been giving the matter considerable thought, sir, but so far without success.
I assure you, sir.
I endeavoured to make amends.
I have no cause to complaint.
Would it be too much if I asked you to give me a seat in a car, sir?
-just interesting phrases
I was asking for trouble
to fail smb's partner in his hour of need
smb's nearest and dearest
the game is not worth the candle
to be in the thick of things
iron hand in a velvet glove
to catch the boss's eye
to heal the wound
he has surpassed himself
I'm fed up
stuffed to bursting point
to fish out
to skin to the bone
to give smb. a hard stare
to put all troubles in a great big box and sit on the lid and grin
he was in no mood for conversation
to be excluded from sharing a secret
the word(s) stuck in his throat
to twist the knife in the wound
a fleeting feeling
fellow follows me everywhere