— Jay London American comedian 1966
„You just put that sword away, sir, please," said the voice of Lance-Constable Vimes.
"You will not shoot me, you young idiot. That would be murder," said the captain calmly.
"Not where I'm aiming, sir.“
„I don't want to seem always to be criticizing your methods of voice production, Jeeves, I said, but I must inform you that that 'Well, sir' of yours is in many respects fully as unpleasant as your 'Indeed, sir?“
— P.G. Wodehouse, Right Ho, Jeeves
Context: "I don't want to seem always to be criticizing your methods of voice production, Jeeves," I said, "but I must inform you that that 'Well, sir' of yours is in many respects fully as unpleasant as your 'Indeed, sir?' Like the latter, it seems to be tinged with a definite scepticism. It suggests a lack of faith in my vision. The impression I retain after hearing you shoot it at me a couple of times is that you consider me to be talking through the back of my neck, and that only a feudal sense of what is fitting restrains you from substituting for it the words 'Says you!'"
— Richard Harris Barham British writer and priest 1788 - 1845
„“Sounds to me as if you want journalists,” Timberlane said.
“No, sir, we require steady men with integrity. This is not a scoop, it’s a way of life.”“
— Brian W. Aldiss British science fiction author 1925 - 2017
Chapter 4 (p. 115)
„No matter how much makeup I wore, people just kept saying "Yes, sir! Would you like tea with that, sir?" "Yes, I would like tea. Why don't you put it on my breasts?" "Certainly. Tea for this man's breasts! Anything else, sir?"“
— Eddie Izzard British stand-up comedian, actor and writer 1962
„"It is you, sir?" "Sergeant Barret, isn't it?" "Yes, sir." "It is me" They bloody hung you, sir." "This army can't do anything right, Sergeant."“
— Bernard Cornwell British writer 1944
Sergeant Barret and Major Richard Sharpe, p. 273
„And when the physician said, "Sir, you are an old man," "That happens," replied Pausanias, "because you never were my doctor."“
— Plutarch ancient Greek historian and philosopher 46 - 127
Of Pausanias the Son of Phistoanax
— John Sterling Sports broadcaster 1938