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