Madam quotes:

  • Madam, I have come from a country where people are hanged if they talk. -- Leonhard Euler
  • Madam: If you discover any more comets, can you not wait until they are announced by the proper authorities? -- George Phillips Bond
  • Madam, I have been looking for a person who disliked gravy all my life; let us swear eternal friendship. -- Sydney Smith
  • Madam Speaker, before being elected to Congress, I ran a manufacturing business that did a significant percentage of our sales outside the United States. -- Chris Chocola
  • I had this wild imagination. I was never me. All my childhood photos, I'm in fancy dress, playing a Russian refuge or Marvelous Mad Madam Mim. -- Juno Temple
  • If I can't eat the meal in a restaurant, and the waiter asks, 'Is everything all right, Madam?', I tell them that I'm on a diet. -- Cilla Black
  • Madam President, speaking here in Dublin Castle it is impossible to ignore the weight of history, as it was yesterday when you and I laid wreaths at the Garden of Remembrance. -- Queen Elizabeth II
  • Madam your wife and I didn't hit it off the only time I ever saw her. I won't say she was silly, but I think one of us was silly, and it wasn't me. -- Elizabeth Gaskell
  • Madam Speaker, I have spent more than half my life as a member of the Resources Committee. In that time I have supported numerous wilderness designations. In fact, I cannot recall ever opposing a wilderness bill. -- Nick Rahall
  • Madam Speaker, it is time to halt illegal entry into this country. It is time to halt the flow of illegal drugs and weapons into this great Nation, and it is time to secure our borders. -- Marsha Blackburn
  • The English, the plain English, of the politest address of a gentleman to a lady is, I am now, dear Madam, your humble servant: Pray be so good as to let me be your Lord and Master. -- Samuel Richardson
  • You need to acquire a lover, Madam President. -- Lynn Raye Harris
  • Madam, if you were my wife, I would drink it. -- Winston Churchill
  • Madam, you ask me how I compose. I compose sitting down. -- Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
  • You're looking exceptionally ugly tonight, Madam, is it because we have company? -- Alfred Jarry
  • Nay, Madam, when you are declaiming, declaim; and when you are calculating, calculate. -- Samuel Johnson
  • According to Madam Pomfrey, thoughts could leave deeper scars than almost anything else. -- J. K. Rowling
  • Madam de Stael pronounced architecture to be frozen music; so is statuary crystalized spirituality. -- Louisa May Alcott
  • Let us fly, Madam Harpy Queen. Show me how you dance on the wind. -- Lita Burke
  • When you were a little girl, Madam.....was this the woman you dreamed of becoming? -- Andrew Sean Greer
  • Madam, you have bereft me of all words, Only my blood speaks to you in my veins, -- William Shakespeare
  • And if kisses in these words could travel too, Madam, you'd read this letter with your lips. -- Edmond Rostand
  • Sink me! Your taylors have betrayed you! T'wood serve you better to send THEM to Madam Guillotine -- Baroness Orczy
  • Madam, you're making history, in fact, you're making me, and I wish you'd keep my hands to yourself -- Groucho Marx
  • If I was your wife Sir, I'd poison you! Madam, if you were my wife, I'd let you! -- Winston Churchill
  • I know not, Madam, that you have a right, upon moral principles, to make your readers suffer so much. -- Samuel Johnson
  • It's lucky it's dark. I haven't blushed so much since Madam Pomfrey told me she liked my new earmuffs. -- J. K. Rowling
  • Milton, Madam, was a genius that could cut a Colossus from a rock; but could not carve heads upon cherry-stones. -- Samuel Johnson
  • Age brings about everything; but it is not the time, Madam, as we know, to be a prude at twenty. -- Moliere
  • "Madam," replied Mr. Micawber, "it is my intention to register such a vow on the virgin page of the future." -- Charles Dickens
  • You do not come to the thee-ator and it will wither your soul." (Madam Leadora Seamstress for the Royal Magnificent Theater) -- Kristen Britain
  • Good people all, with one accord, Lament for Madam Blaize, Who never wanted a good word From those who spoke her praise. -- Oliver Goldsmith
  • Madam Life's a piece in bloom Death goes dogging everywhere: she's the tenant of the room, he's the ruffian on the stair. -- William Ernest Henley
  • Madam, you have between your legs an instrument capable of giving pleasure to thousands and all you can do is scratch it. -- Thomas Beecham
  • Madam, you flatter yourself. I do not want to marry you or anyone else. I am not a marrying man. - Rhett Butler -- Margaret Mitchell
  • Madam, before you flatter a man so grossly to his face, you should consider whether or not your flattery is worth his having. -- Samuel Johnson
  • Madam: Are you lucky, Debora?Debora: What do you mean?Madam: Well, you don't look that happy today...Debora: Is it that clear? -- Debora van der Velde
  • I mentioned that I was thinking of getting out of the business after Call Me Madam. I thought maybe I should become a homebody. -- Ethel Merman
  • Madam Pince, our librarian, tells me that it is 'pawed about, dribbled on, and generally maltreated' nearly everyday - a high compliment for any book. -- J. K. Rowling
  • Don't you think I would be a worthy replacement for you, Madam Prime Minister? You have a long nose. So have I. But I don't poke my nose into other people's affairs. -- Sam Manekshaw
  • Good manners, Madam, are had these days not For your asking, nor mine, nor what-we-used-to-be's. The day is a loud grenade that bursts a smile Of serious weeds in a comic lily plot.... -- Allen Tate
  • Madam, if your son were to come home and try to shirk duty, you ought to shut your door in his face and treat him as a renegade unworthy of your name or regard. -- Stonewall Jackson
  • Friendship is the perfection of love, and superior to love; it is love purified, exalted, proved by experience and a consent of minds. Love, Madam, may, and love does, often stop short of friendship. -- Samuel Richardson
  • ...the miller's hefty wife, Madam Weber, already armed with a pitchfork, insisted on joining the fight, and because she appeared more intimidating than most of us men, we instantly welcomed her to our bloodthirsty ranks. -- Carsten Jensen
  • I've made it clear, Madam President, that the war against terrorism is not a war against Muslims, nor is it a war against Arabs. It's a war against evil people who conduct crimes against innocent people. -- George W. Bush
  • There had been no more attacks since those on Justin and Nearly Headless Nick, and Madam Pomfrey was pleased to report that the Mandrakes were becoming moody and secretive, meaning that they were fast leaving childhood. -- J. K. Rowling
  • Madam, a circulating library in a town is as an evergreen tree of diabolical knowledge; it blossoms through the year. And depend on it that they who are so fond of handling the leaves, will long for the fruit at last. -- Richard Brinsley Sheridan
  • In the School of Coquettes Madam Rose is a scholar,-O, they fish with all nets In the School of Coquettes! When her brooch she forgets 'Tis to show her new collar; In the School of Coquettes Madam Rose is a scholar! -- Henry Austin Dobson
  • A soprano in Massenet's Don Quixote complained that she had missed her entry in the aria, "because Mr. Challiapin always dies too soon." "Madam, you must be profoundly in error," said Sir Thomas, "No operatic star has yet died half soon enough for me." -- Thomas Beecham
  • A woman once rang me up and said, 'Mr. Escher, I am absolutely crazy about your work. In your print -Reptiles- you have given such a striking illustration of reincarnation.' I replied, 'Madam, if that's the way you see it, so be it.' -- M. C. Escher
  • I have crossed over on the backs of Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, Fannie Lou Hamer, and Madam C. J. Walker. Because of them I can now live the dream. I am the seed of the free, and I know it. I intend to bear great fruit. -- Oprah Winfrey
  • Einstein was attending a music salon in Germany before the second world war, with the violinist S. Suzuki. Two Japanese women played a German piece of music and a woman in the audience exclaimed: "How wonderful! It sounds so German!" Einstein responded: "Madam, people are all the same." -- Albert Einstein
  • In a man's letters you know, Madam, his soul lies naked, his letters are only the mirror of his breast, whatever passes within him is shown undisguised in its natural process. Nothing is inverted, nothing distorted, you see systems in their elements, you discover actions in their motives. -- Samuel Johnson
  • It is the attitude of some leaders of God's people; they continually scold others, hurl reproaches at them, tell them to be quiet. ... 'Madam, take your crying child out of the church as I am preaching.' As if the cries of a child were not a sublime homily. -- Pope Francis
  • Hell, madam, is to love no longer. -- Georges Bernanos
  • Consistency, madam, is the first of Christian duties. -- Charlotte Bronte
  • Drinking when we are not thirsty and making love at all seasons, madam: that is all there is to distinguish us from other animals. -- Pierre Beaumarchais
  • I don't play Hollywood maids, the hee-hee kind of people who are so in love with their madam's children they have no time for their own. -- Esther Rolle
  • Sometimes I get to put on posh frocks and be Madam Glamour, the vendor of my wares. My lovely friend Kath, a stylist, puts me into things I'd never dream of. But my real life is very different. It's very, very home-based - an intense domestic life, that's the core of everything. -- Emma Thompson
  • I'll never forget one morning I walked in and I had a hell of a bruise - it had been a difficult night the night before - and a client said to me, 'Good God, Vidal, what happened to your face?' And I said, 'Oh, nothing, madam, I just fell over a hairpin.' -- Vidal Sassoon
  • Ignorance, madam, pure ignorance. -- Samuel Johnson
  • Ambition, madam, is a great man's madness. -- John Webster
  • Wine, madam, is God's next best gift to man. -- Ambrose Bierce
  • O madam, my old heart is cracked, it's cracked! -- William Shakespeare
  • Did I ever say an engagement was an elephant, madam? -- Elizabeth Gaskell
  • Pattycake, pattycake, baker's man; good morning, madam, I'm a psychiatrist -- Eric Idle
  • And you, madam, are ugly. But I shall be sober in the morning. -- Winston Churchill
  • Custom, madam, is the law of fools, but it shall never govern me. -- John Vanbrugh
  • To call that writing, madam, is an insult to quills and ink across the world. -- Julia Quinn
  • Pray, dear madam, another glass; it is Christmas time, it will do you no harm. -- William Makepeace Thackeray
  • SATIETY, n. The feeling that one has for the plate after he has eaten its contents, madam. -- Ambrose Bierce
  • You had your turn madam, let me have mine ... Let me complete. I'm sorry, it's my turn. -- Mitt Romney
  • Magic, madam, is like wine and, if you are not used to it, it will make you drunk. -- Susanna Clarke
  • This is a free country, madam. We have a right to share your privacy in a public place. -- Peter Ustinov
  • Writing, madam, is a mechanic part of wit. A gentleman should never go beyond a song or a billet. -- George Etherege
  • Neatness, madam, has nothing to do with the truth. The truth is quite messy, like a wind blown room. -- William J. Harris
  • Moderation is essential in all things, madam, but never in my life have I failed to beat a teetotaller. -- Harry Vardon
  • Your pants are unseasonably bitch. I beg your pardon. Excuse me, madam, but you are sitting on my erection. -- Jarod Kintz
  • GOOD, adj. Sensible, madam, to the worth of this present writer. Alive, sir, to the advantages of letting him alone. -- Ambrose Bierce
  • Stop putting off today madam; you'll find that all those forgotten tomorrows have piled up into a bunch of old yesterdays. -- The Music Man
  • Well madam, have you looked in the mirror and seen the state of your nose? Boxing is my excuse. What's yours? -- Alan Cooper
  • You can call me mercenary, or call me madam, but, as I always tell my customers - just call me anytime! -- Xaviera Hollander
  • Within six months, if I am not dead, I shall have seen you again, madam--even if I have to overturn the world. -- Alexandre Dumas
  • Stop playing verbal games with me, madam, or I shall go out into that ballroom, find your mother, and bring her here -- Gail Carriger
  • madam," the man cried, leaping to the ground, "you're hurt!" "I'm dead, sir!" she replied. A few minutes later, they became engaged. -- Virginia Woolf
  • Excuse me, madam, but may I rub my erection up against your buttocks, because I mistakenly took Viagra thinking it was Vitamin C? -- Jarod Kintz
  • WINE, n.Fermented grape-juice known to the Women's Christian Union as "liquor," sometimes as "rum." Wine, madam, is God's next best gift to man. -- Ambrose Bierce
  • Socially, a journalist ranks somewhere between the madam of a whorehouse and a bartender. but spiritually he ranks with Galileo, for he knows the world is round. -- Ben Hecht
  • You, that are going to be married, think things can never be done too fast: but we that are old, and know what we are about, must elope methodically, madam. -- Oliver Goldsmith
  • We all laced together"?a brothel madam, an English professor, a mute cook, a quadroon cabbie, and me, the girl carrying a bucket of lies and throwing them like confetti. -- Ruta Sepetys
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  • Oh madam, when you put bread and cheese, instead of burnt porridge, into these children's mouths, you may indeed feed their vile bodies, but you little think how you starve their immortal souls! -- Charlotte Bronte
  • A lady came up to me one day and said 'Sir! You are drunk', to which I replied 'I am drunk today madam, and tomorrow I shall be sober but you will still be ugly. -- Winston Churchill
  • A lady came up to me one day and said 'Sir! You are drunk', to which I replied 'I am drunk today madam, and tomorrow I shall be sober but you will still be ugly. -- Winston Churchill
  • I deciced if I were ever to get into booze and women, my line would be, 'Excuse me, madam, but I would really love to bed and muss you. . . . Are you perchance free this evening? -- Rachel Cohn
  • Mr Witwould: "Pray, madam, do you pin up your hair with all your letters? I find I must keep copies." Mrs Millamant: "Only with those in verse.... I never pin up my hair with prose." -- William Congreve