Thursday, November 19, 2009

quote/unquote ...

"The truth is that every morning war is declared afresh. And the men who wish to continue it are as guilty as the men who began it, more guilty perhaps, for the latter perhaps did not foresee all its horrors."
----- Marcel Proust, novelist (1871-1922)
"Do not try to live for ever. You will not succeed."
---- George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)
"The yells and animal noises which the nation listens to on the radio programme 'Today in Parliament' have nothing to do with disagreements about the way the country should be run, or how much fuel should be given to old age pensioners at Christmas time. They are cries of pain and anger, mingled with hatred and envy, at the spectacle of another group exercising the 'power' which the first group covets; alternatively, they are cries of alarm as the group in 'power' sees its territory threatened. Old age pensioners are mad if they think anyone actually cares about their wretched coal."
------- Auberon Waugh as political correspondent for The Spectator

(Editor's note: "quote/unquote" is compiled in St. Louis by Wilson, who is not on Facebook.)

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