“The coconut trees, lithe and graceful, crowd the beach like a minuet of slender elderly virgins adopting flippant poses.”
“It has been said that if the opening phrase of a classical minuet can be fitted to the words "Are you the O'Reilly who owns this hotel?" then it was composed by Haydn; if they can't then it wasn't”
“There's a strange minuet going on. In some ways, even the activists feel they could do a lot worse than Roberts, but they can't say it. They have to put up some kind of fight.”
“I thought it'd be a 4-3 game. They dominated in the first five minuets, and we dominated the rest. We moved the puck really well.”
“Great innovations should not be forced on slender majorities.”
“Prayer is the slender nerve that moves the muscle of omnipotence.”
Martin Fraquhar Tupper
“All things human hang by a slender thread; and that which seemed to stand strong suddenly falls and sinks in ruins.”
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