Sir Charles Macefield Quotes in The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936)
Sir Charles Macefield Quotes:
Sir Charles Macefield: Well, I'll finish my drink. I have a cowardly aversion to meeting reptiles socially 'til I've had at least one sherry and bitters.
Sir Charles Macefield: [throws letter into the fire] For conspicuous gallantry.
Surat Khan: I sometimes think, Sir Charles, that a great government resembles a beautiful woman, who, intoxicated with her own beauty, is apt to withdraw from a sincere suitor the favors she's always granted. And when she finds her suitor console himself with another beauty... regrets her coldness.
Sir Charles Macefield: Interesting. And what does she do then?
Surat Khan: She claims the privilege of any beautiful woman and changes her mind... before she's lost her suitor forever. Do you not agree?
Sir Charles Macefield: The only great government I'm acquainted with is singularly masculine. It makes up its mind. And once having reached a decision, adheres to it.
Surat Khan: I'm afraid we're losing ourselves in a flight of fantasy.
Sir Charles Macefield: Yes, perhaps, yes.
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