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

Monday, 10 April 2017

Quote of the week

"There's always a bit of truth in each rumour, the trouble is finding out which bit."

Trudi Canavan in The Novice

Monday, 3 April 2017

Quote of the week

"Evil is a kind of oblivion, having destroyed everything on its way there."

Robin McKinley, in Sunshine

Monday, 27 March 2017

Quote of the week

"Darkness does not extinguish a candleflame. Darkness only makes it shine brighter."

Monday, 20 March 2017

Quote of the week

"When times are bad and things are going badly, people do not seek the causes. They seek someone to blame."

L E Modesitt, Jr in Imager

Monday, 13 March 2017

Quote of the week

“Mistresses, have you ever noticed that when we disagree with a male – I hesitate to say ‘man’ – or find ourselves in a position over males, the first comment they make is always about our reputations or our monthlies?”

Tamora Pierce in Lady Knight

Monday, 6 March 2017

Quote of the week

"People aren't logical. They just use logic as needed to justify what they already believe. In governing, you have to appeal to their beliefs...or minimize the impact of those beliefs when what you are or what you're doing stands against those beliefs."

L E Modesitt, Jr in Imager's Challenge

Monday, 27 February 2017

Quote of the week

"Government is what takes care of things beyond you. Good government cares for the well-being of the people it serves. Abusive government cares only for its own well-being."

Mercedes Lackey in The Lark and the Wren

Monday, 20 February 2017

Quote of the week

"Politics is the interaction of the tangible with the intangible, as defined by the unstoppable force running headfirst into the immovable object, and then blaming the object for its headache."

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Quote of the week

"What is courage? It is to give when hope is gone, when there is no chance that men may call you a hero, when you have tried and failed and rise to try again."

Mercedes Lackey in The Eagle and the Nightingales

Sunday, 12 February 2017

What I couldn't tell you - review

I reviewed another book. This time it was called 'What I Couldn't Tell You' and you can read the review here.

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Quote of the week

“Sometimes you should follow the arrogance. You should look for those who can’t believe that the law would ever catch them, who believe that they act out of a right the rest of us do not have. The job of the officer of the law is to let them know they are wrong.”

Terry  Pratchett, in Snuff

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Quote of the Week

"The thing about words is that meanings can twist just like a snake, and if you want to find snakes look for them behind words that have changed their meaning."


Terry Pratchett in Lords and Ladies