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

‘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

‘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

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)