Monday, 19 June 2017

Quote of the week

"No-one is finally dead until the ripples they cause in the world die away – until the clock he wound up winds down, until the wine she made has finished its ferment, until the crop they planted is harvested.  The span of someone’s life is only the core of their actual existence."

Terry Pratchett, in Reaper Man

Monday, 12 June 2017

Quote of the week

"Assholes are universal.
Everyone has one.
Most people are smart enough not to display theirs in public."

Monday, 5 June 2017

Quote of the week

"Every morning a priest goes into the Houses of Parliament, looks around at the assembled members, and prays that God will have mercy upon the nation."

Monday, 29 May 2017

Quote of the week

"Your power is only rumour and lies, she thought. You bore your way into people when they are uncertain and weak and worried and frightened, and they think their enemy is other people when their enemy is, and always will be, you - the master of lies."

Terry Pratchett in I Shall Wear Midnight

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."