Quotes of the Week

‘Don’t tax you, don’t tax me, tax that fellow behind the tree’ Warren Buffett, quoting Russell B. Long, on CNBC

‘Always remember the golden rule of polictics: never kick a man until he’s down’ Gerald Kaufman, quoted in The Irish Times

‘Writing dialogue is the only respectable way of contradicting yourself’ Tom Stoppard, quoted in the Daily Telegraph

‘The free market is not sent by God. It is what happens when ministers and councillors go home to bed’ Simon Jenkins in The Guardian

‘The trouble with always trying to preserve the health of the body is that it is so difficult to do without destroying the health of the mind’ G.K. Chesterton, quoted in The Daily Telegraph

‘Importance in literature isn’t important. Good writing is’ Kingsley Amis, quoted in The Sunday Telegraph

*‘I still enjoy sex at 74. I live at 76, so it’s no distance’ Bob Monkhouse, quoted in The Times*

‘Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a mans character, give him power’Abraham Lincoln, quoted on BusinessInsider.com

‘Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth’ Mike Tyson, quoted on Fortune.com

*my favourite if I had to choose one

All quotes from The Week Magazine 

Quotes of the week

‘No matter how I go, I want it reported that I drowned in moonlight, strangled by my own bra’ Carrie Fisher, quoted in New York Magazine

‘Bless are the forgetful, for they get the better even of their blunders’ Nietzsche, quoted in The Guardian

‘I like a friend the better for having faults that one can talk about’ William Hazlitt, quotes on The Browser

‘Like the measles, love is most dangerous when it comes late in life’ Lord Byron, quoted on Forbes.com

‘I want a man who’s kind and understanding. Is that too much to ask of a millionaire?’ Zsa Zsa Gabor, quoted in The Daily Mail

‘There is no finer revenge than that which others inflict on your enemy’ Cesare Pavese, quoted on The Browser

‘I do not believe that friends are necessarily the people you like best, they are merely the people who got there first’ Peter Ustinov, quoted in The Times

‘The chief trick to making good mistakes is not to hide them – especially not from yourself’ Philospher Daniel Dennett, quoted in The Observer 

*‘If you listen, you learn; if you talk, you don’t’ Actor John Hurt, quoted in The Daily Telegraph*

* my personal favourite, all quotes found in the Week Magazine