Quotations From SIR WILLIAM SCHWENCK GILBERT


 

  • When every one is somebodee, Then no one's anybody!
    Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836-1911), British librettist. The Gondoliers, in The Gondoliers, act 2 (1889), published in The Savoy Operas (1926).
  • You've no idea what a poor opinion I have of myself—and how little I deserve it.
    Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836-1911), British librettist. Sir Ruthven Murgatroyd (disguised as Robin Oakapple), in Ruddigore, act 1.
  • This particularly rapid, unintelligible patter
    Isn't generally heard, and if it is it doesn't matter!
    Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836-1911), British librettist. Despard, in Ruddigore, act 2 (1887), published in The Savoy Operas (1926).
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