Friday 21 October 2022

This morning's quotations



If you think that people disagree with you about politics and/or economics only because they want to increase the amount of suffering in the world whereas you want to reduce it, then you probably need to reform yourself before you begin to try reforming the world.

“I love rebellion, and I love getting rid of things that have outlived their usefulness. Brexit is both – after years of treading water and trading away our autonomy for a pathetic package of Euro-portioned mediocrity.” Julie Burchill in 2018

"In the 1970s Britain tried being Belgium and didn't like it." Julie Buchill in the 1980s. I quote from memory.

“Half the harm that is done in this world is due to people who want to feel important. They don't mean to do harm; but the harm does not interest them. Or they do not see it, or they justify it because they are absorbed in the endless struggle to think well of themselves.” The Cocktail Party, TS Eliot

'All cases are unique, and very similar to others." Ibid.

1 comment:

  1. A lot has happened since 2018, Julie.