A few funny sayings

I can call spirits from the vasty deep.
Why, so can I, or so can any man;
But will they come when you do call for them?

--Shakespeare, Henry IV, part 1, Act III, Scene 1

"Of course, a certain number of scientists have to go mad, just to keep the tradition alive."

--Matt Ruff, Fool on the Hill
"His movements could be called cat-like, except that he did not stop to spray urine up against things."
--Terry Pratchett, Night Watch
"From the way you attack your consonants as if they were an enemy swordsman and swallow your vowels as if they were a light snack, I would judge that you were raised in the East. Is that not so?"
--Sethra Lavode to Morrolan
--Steven Brust, Lord of Castle Black

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