Quotes of the week

‘Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it’ Federal Judge Learned Hand, quoted in The Washington Post

‘Autobiography is probably the most respectable form of lying’ Humphrey Carpenter, quoted on Forbes.com

‘Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent’ President Calvin Coolidge, quoted in The Guardian

*‘Technology is the knack of arranging the World so that we need not experience it’ Max Frisch, quoted on The Browser*

‘The day I realised it can be smart to be shallow was, for me, a deep experience’ Donald Trump, quoted in The Guardian

‘I tell you, we are here on Earth to fart around, and don’t let anyone tell you any different’ Kurt Vonnegut, quoted in The Spectator

‘The main business of a lawyer is to take the romance, the mystery, the irony, the ambiguity out of everything he touches’ Antonin Scalia, quoted in the Economist 

‘The child is a sort of vicious, innately cruel dwarf’ Michel Houellebecq, quoted in The Guardian

*my personal favourite

All quotes are found in The Week magazine

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