Wednesday 27 June 2012

This weeks's quotations


Martin Amis

I don't think intellectual snobbery is too reprehensible, especially with the amount of attention given to people who haven't got anything to offer.

Cesare Pavese

A man is never completely alone in this world. At the worst, he has the company of a boy, a youth, and by and by a grown man - the one he used to be.

He knows not his own strength that hath not met adversity.

One stops being a child when one realizes that telling one's trouble does not make it any better.

Benjamin Disraeli 

But this principle of race is unfortunately one of the reasons why I fear war may always exist; because race implies difference, difference implies superiority, and superiority leads to predominance.  (In the House of Commons, 1 February 1849). 

Lord Salisbury

By a free country I mean a country where people are allowed, so long as they do not hurt their neighbours, to do as they like. I do not mean a country where six men may make five men do exactly as they like. That is not my notion of freedom.

Petre Ţuţea

I stayed in prison for thirteen years for a nation of idiots.

Diana Preotu

They say it is better to be poor and happy than rich and miserable. But how about a compromise like moderately rich and just moody?

Soren Kierkegaard

There is nothing with which every man is so afraid as getting to know how enormously much he is capable of doing and becoming.

Henry Miller ‎

Develop an interest in life as you see it; the people, things, literature, music-the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself."

Ernest Hemingway

Never mistake motion for action.

Alexander Solzhenitsyn

Own only what you can carry with you; know language, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag.

Alexandra Svet

Nothing is worth spending money on except books and travel.

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