Quotes of the Week

*‘No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible’ Poet Stanislaw Jerzy Lec, quoted in The New Yorker*

‘If you judge a fish by it’s ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid’ Einstein, quoted in The Mail on Sunday

‘The only words that don’t offend a single human being are words delivered without a purpose’ Lena Dunham, quoted on Glamour.com

‘The man who says his wife can’t take a joke forgets that she took him’ Oscar Wilde, quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle

‘The first casualty of war is not the truth, it is room service’ Journalist Chris Buckland, quoted in The Daily Telegraph

‘Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did, and it never will’ Frederick Douglass, quoted in The Guardian 

‘Like a narcotic, rudeness offers a sensation of glorious release from jailers no one else can see’ Novelist Rachel Cusk in The New York Times

‘A man who works hard stinks only to the ones that have nothing to do but smell’ Laura Ingalls Wilder, quoted in the Independent

* My favourite if i had to pick one
All quotes from The Week Magazine


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

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 

Quotes of the week

Quotes of the week: 

‘It requires a very unusual mind to undertake the analysis of the obvious’ Philosopher Alfred North Whitehead, quoted on the Browser

‘Death is what gets poets up in the morning’ American poet Billy Collins, quoted in the Guardian 

‘What’s the point in having a conscience if you never use it?’ Gina Miller in The Times

‘Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers’ Voltaire, quoted on Forbes

‘Behind every failure is an opportunity someone wishes they missed’ Lily Tonkin, quoted on people.com

‘What’s the different between a non-executive director and a supermarket trolley? You can get more wine into a director’ Grocer Sir Ken Morrison, quoted in the Daily Telegraph

‘Husbands are like fires. They go out when unattended’ Zsa Zsa Gabor, quoted on BBC news online

*‘Jealousy is all the fun you think they had’ Novelist Erica Jong, quoted in The Times*

‘A picture is something that requires as much trickery, malice and vice as the perpetration of a crime’ Degas, quoted in The Guardian 

*my personal favourite (all quotes from the Week Magazine)