Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Quotations of the day

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"It goes far towards reconciling me to being a woman when I reflect that I am thus in no danger of marrying one." Lady Mary Wortley Montagu


"In 20 years, Russia will be the only country that is recognizably European." Ann Coulter



"The guerrilla must move amongst the people as a fish swims in the sea." Mao.

"A sense of humour is one of the most precious gifts. It oils the wheels of life." Seen by Ion Ratiu in Regent St and recorded in his diary.


"What is so very depressing is that the EU vote - and the Scottish Referendum before it - has revealed how "patriotism" (my god, I feel old fashioned and archaic just typing that word) has not only been expunged as a virtue in the public consciousness and is now seen positively as a vice. This has been the relentless work of - in my opinion - left-wing politicians and academics since the war who have always recognised that by breaking up the unity of one community into smaller, sometimes artificial groupuscules ('working class', 'youth') they can then create political majorities which can be used to give them power. I mean who today can say, loudly, 'I am proud to be British' except old ladies in racist rants on buses or Sun columnists or madmen on the internet?" Alex Woodcock-Clarke

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