Wednesday 26 October 2016



Translations are like mistresses ... the faithful ones are apt to be ugly and the beautiful ones false. Ogden Nash

What would happen to the earth if the moon blew up tomorrow? Nothing. It is a social construct that needs to be fearlessly confronted. Alex Woodcock-Clarke

The worst thing about new books is that they keep us from reading the old ones. Joseph Joubert

I was twenty-one years old before I learned that 'damn' and 'Yankee' were separate words. Old Southern joke.

...though it is England's right to enforce the law of Europe [i.e. treaties] as between contending states, she has no claim, so long as her own interests are untouched, to interfere in the national affairs of any country, whatever the extent of its misgovernment or its anarchy. Lord Robert Cecil, who was later Lord Salisbury the British Prime Minister, in 1859.

1 comment:

  1. "He's an actor, after all. A lot of people have made fun of him, and maybe I ought not be publicly in favor of him."

    Tom Brokaw -- Election night 1980