W. S. Gilbert Quotes

W. S. Gilbert

English librettist & writer of comic operettas (1836 - 1911)

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Things are seldom what they seem, skim milk masquerades as cream.

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My object all sublime I shall achieve in time...

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No one can have a higher opinion of him than I have - and I think he is a dirty little beast.

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Merely corroborative detail, intended to give artistic verisimilitude to an otherwise bald and unconvincing narrative.

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