Monday, 22 May 2017

Quote of the week

“Sometimes, a word succeeds beyond the wildest dreams of its creators, like a virus sent into the world to infect common speech.”






Jasper Fforde in The Eyre Affair

Monday, 15 May 2017

Quote of the week

"It's like [the supporters of the government] want to be lied to because it's so familiar, or because it keeps them in their comfort zone by absolving them of the need to actually think about things."



David Weber in A Rising Thunder

Monday, 8 May 2017

Quote of the week

"Wherever the art of Medicine is loved, there is also a love of Humanity. Conversely, wherever the art of Medicine is hated, there is also a hatred of Humanity."

 

Saturday, 6 May 2017

Butterflies over Jordan

Butterflies Over Jordan

 I looked across the water
and what did I see?

I saw:
Spiteful children
tearing off the wings
of the butterfly
that was once
America
emerging from its cocoon.

Monday, 1 May 2017

Quote of the week

“In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.”



Napoléon Bonaparte

Monday, 24 April 2017

Quote of the week

"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense."


Dwight D. Eisenhower

Monday, 17 April 2017

Quote of the week

“People and land, they’re the same. Neglect one and the other suffers eventually.” 


Trudi Canavan, in The Magician's Apprentice